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Glen Dell

Glen Dell
Full name Glen Kennelly Dell
Born (1962-04-09)9 April 1962
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 12 October 2013(2013-10-12) (aged 51)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cause of death Aircrash
Nationality South Africa
Racing career
First race 2008
Best position 12th (2008)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540

Glen Dell (9 April 1962 – 12 October 2013) was a South African commercial airline trainer and aerobatics pilot, who was qualified to race in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in seasons 2008 and 2009.

Dell's father was a World War II pilot, and he himself got his Private Pilot License around the year 1979. He then joined the South African Air Force to fly helicopters. After obtaining his Commercial Pilot License, he joined South African Airways in 1994, where he became a Senior Training Captain.[1][2][3]

Starting in 1985, he won the National Aerobatic Championships in various categories 12 times. He competed in the World Aerobatic Championships since 1994, and became Advanced World Aerobatic Champion in 2004.[2][3][4]

Dell died in Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg suffering burns sustained when his aircraft, an Extra EA-330 crashed on 12 October 2013 at the Secunda Airshow in Secunda, Mpumalanga.[5]

Red Bull Air Races

He first flight dated 2008 in the Red Bull Air Race World Series.

Glen Dell
at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2008
12th

12th

11th

CAN

12th

10th

11th

12th

CAN

12th
0 0 12th

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified

See also

References

  1. ^ Krugersdorp Flying Club
  2. ^ a b Glen Dell Aerobatics - Passion for and Excellence in Aviation
  3. ^ a b Slick Aircraft - The ultimate edge in aerobatic aircraft
  4. ^ Red Bull Air Races
  5. ^ "Aerobatic pilot dies after show crash". News24. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
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