|Training for Faku Air Show|
Mark Hensman, became SA Aerobatic Champion in 2006 and 2009, as well as Silver medalist for the South African team in 2008 and 2010 at the Advanced World Aerobatic Championships. As the leader of the team, he said "we're very excited to be part of this newly formed team. Our team of seven pilots, 1 from China and 6 from South Africa, who are highly skilled and accomplished formation aerobatic pilots, will not only be representing Red Bull China but also be proud ambassadors of South Africa".
In addition to the launch of this team, local South African film maker, Hilton Mundy, will be filming a documentary, following the South African pilots as they form their team and fly these high performance aerobatic aircrafts. A dedicated website, www.artofformation.com, has been built for the film, which includes full pilot bios and a sneak preview video of the launch of the team. Hilton was quoted saying "this is a great opportunity to showcase some of South Africa's top aerobatic pilots in a film that will focus on the skills, commitment, discipline and adrenalin that these pilots undergo each time they strap themselves into the aircraft. It's going to be a high G force experience”.
Short Final TV makes a documentary about newly formed team
titled The Art of Formation