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 the family Piper J3 Cub and went solo on his 17th Birthday. Jason worked with Pilatus PC12 Centre Southern Africa for 7 years. He then joined Absolute Aviation Group (South African Beechcraft and Cessna agents) as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer in 2015.
Jason 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, AN2, Pitts Specials, a Boeing Stearman and a few more types on occasion.
Jason is multi-engine rated, turbine rated and has a test pilot class 2 rating. He is also display rated for formation aerobatics and solo aerobatics. He is a SACAA licenced aircraft engineer. He is also FAA A&P IA Certified.
Jason is the team engineer and #3 wingman for Team Xtreme Airshows flying the XA42 Sbach in China and his Extra 330LX in South Africa.Aircraft Flown at Air Shows:
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!"