Jason Beamish has flown the Extra 300, Edge 540, Sbach 342, MX2, T28 Trojan, Harvard, Piper Cub, Spitfire Mk26, Chipmunk, Tiger Moth, Yak 52, Zlin 50, Pitts S1 Special, Pitts S2 Special, Christen Eagle, Super Decathlon, Boeing Stearman, AN2 and a few others (65 types). He is multi-engine rated, turbine rated and has a test pilot class 2 rating. He is also display rated for formation aerobatics, solo aerobatics and flat formation.
Jason holds a SACAA Liecenced aircraft engineer and worked with Pilatus PC12 Centre Southern Africa for 7 years. He recently joined Absolute Aviation (South African Beechcraft and Cessna agents) as the Customer Account Manager and AME. FAA A&P Certified.
Best personal achievements: "I’ve had a few memorable moments, taking my Grandpa who is 88 for a ride in a Tiger Moth in which he learnt to fly in 1941, with my Dad in formation with us. Flying international aerobatic formation displays on my Dad's wing in Dubai in a three-ship display with Zoltan Veres of Hungary. Flying a three-ship plus two-ship formation display with the Jet Man Team (Yves Rossy and Vincent Raffet) at the 2015 World Air Games in Dubai."
Jason is the team engineer & #3 wingman flying the XA42 Sbach for Team Xtreme in China.
Jason has been involved in flying most of his life. He grew up at the Toy Store (hangar at Rand airport), had his first flying lesson at the age of 9 in our Piper J3 Cub and went solo on my 17th Birthday. He started competition aerobatics in 2007 in the Extra 300 and then air shows in 2009 on DH Chipmunks, Extra 300′s and Yak 52′s. More recently flying the South African Airshow circuit with T28's, RV's, Extra 300's, DH Chipmunks, Yak 52's, Pitts Specials, a Boeing Stearman and a few more types on occasion.
Jason: "All this would not have been possible without my Dad, Larry Beamish, who has been my inspiration, my coach, my leader, my instructor, my role model and my friend. I owe it all to him. Thanks Dad!"