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Steve Jones (aviator)

 

Steve Jones (aviator)

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Steve Jones racing in Perth
Born (1960-01-05) 5 January 1960
Nationality United Kingdom
Racing career
First race 2004
Best position 3rd (2004)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540
Website
Profile at air-races.com

Steve Jones (born 5 January 1960) is a British airline pilot and an aerobatics pilot who competed in the Red Bull Air Race World Series, flying a Zivko Edge 540. He is now the championship's head judge.

Jones had his first flying lesson at just five years old, in 1965, in a Cessna, on the knee of a family friend. He became a pilot both commercially and competitively.

Commercially, Jones is a senior Captain for British Airways, flying a Boeing 747. He spends his off-season working on and racing vintage cars. He is also building an old wooden aircraft.

Jones's Edge 540 in the 2006 Red Bull Air Race

Since 1994, Jones has flown competitively and as a display pilot with Paul Bonhomme in their SukhoiDuo Team. They have taken their show around the world from the UAE to Japan. Jones flies as the wingman. Jones has been a competitive Red Bull Air Race pilot since the first UK race took place in Kemble in 2004. In the Red Bull Air Race series of 2007, he won in Porto, Portugal, defeating Mike Mangold.

Easily confused with Steve Jones, double World Gliding Champion, 2001 & 2014 world champion glider pilot.


Red Bull Air Race World Series results
2007 5th
2006 6th
2005 6th

Flying achievements
2005 FAI WGP, Bronze, U.A.E.; Gold, Switzerland
2005 FAI WGP, Gold, Switzerland
2004 FAI WGP, Gold, U.A.E.
2002 FAI WGP, Silver, Czech Republic; Gold, Japan
2001 FAI WGP, Silver, Japan
2000 FAI World Grand Prix, Gold Medal, Japan
1995 British Aerobatics Champion
1995 UK Freestyle Aerobatics Champion
FAI WGP Championships – three 1st place medals, one 2nd place medal
All FAI WGP results in the formation team category as the Sukhoi Duo/Matadors

Steve Jones at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2003
NC

DNS
0 0 NC
2004
2nd

4th

7th
8 0 3rd
2005
2nd

5th

5th

6th

6th

6th

9th
12 0 6th
2006
8th

10th

7th

CAN

8th

1st

DQ

DQ

5th
8 0 6th
2007
5th

8th

7th

12th

CAN

4th

6th

5th

1st

4th

CAN

10th
17 0 5th
2008
7th

9th

7th

3rd

9th

2nd

4th

CAN

6th
33 0 6th

Legend:

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

See also

External links

  • Red Bull Air Race World Series website
  • Steve Jones website
  • Aerobatics maneuver and videos website
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