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Team Xtreme Airshows is a Formation Aerobatic Team flown by South African aerobatic pilots. The Team was started in 2010 by Mark Hensman & Nigel Hopkins flying two MX2 aerobatic aircraft in a high-energy duo display.

The duo Team is joined by Mark Sampson & Jason Beamish to make a dynamic 4-ship display which includes formation & freestyle aerobatics, cross-over passes, synchronized manoeuvers and solo gyroscopics.

Each pilot is an active member of the Sport Aerobatic Club of South Africa and holds an Advanced or Unlimited Aerobatic Rating in addition to the required Display Ratings. The pilots have a combined experience of 47,700 flight hours.

The Aerobatic Team has performed nearly 100 displays in South Africa, Southern Africa and China since 2010, and were voted in the top 3 civilian Aerobatic Teams at the inaugural Formation Aerobatic Challenge (FAC 2017) held in Zhengzhou, China.


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Aerobatic Team


Team Xtreme Pilots


Nigel Hopkins

Position #1 (Leader)
Total Flying hours: 18,500 hrs
Training Capt A320 - South African Airways

Mark Sampson

Position #2 (RH Wingman)
Total Flying hours: 11,500 hrs
Capt B744 - Cathay Pacific Airways

Jason Beamish

Position #3 (LH Wingman)
Total Flying hours: 2,700 hrs
Aircraft Engineer - Absolute Aviation

Mark Hensman

Position #4 (Box & Solo)
Total Flying hours: 15,500 hrs
Team Manager & Aircraft Technician


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