In May 2014 team leader Mark Jefferies recruited Chris and the G-Force Extra 300S to display in China with the Global Stars Display Team. The display was for Skoda Cars during the media launch of the latest generation Octavia onto the Chinese market. The team comprised Tom Cassells (lead), John Taylor (no.2/right), Mark Jefferies (no.3/left) and Chris Burkett (no.4/box).
In January 2014 Chris Burkett (G-Force Aerobatics) joined Adrian Willis (British Aerobatic Academy) to participate in the Bahrain International Airshow, appearing in the colours of DHL, the world’s largest courier company, as the DHL Aviation Display Team. As well as close formation aerobatics from the Extra pair, their display also included a formation flypast with the DHL Boeing 757, flown by Chris Rabie and Roger Ware.
Chris Burkett performs a unique “Little and Large” Extra Duo display with Mike Williams, who flies a 40% scale radio controlled model of the G-Force Extra.
This article, written by Chris, first appeared in RCME magazine, September 2013. Entitled “Extra, extra!” Chris and Mike describe what it’s like flying their respective machines.