Glen Dell

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Glen Dell
Full name Glen Kennelly Dell
Born (1962-04-09)9 April 1962
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died 12 October 2013(2013-10-12) (aged 51)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Cause of death Aircrash
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Racing career
First race 2008
Best position 12th (2008)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540

Glen Dell (9 April 1962 – 12 October 2013) was a South African commercial airline trainer and aerobatics pilot, who was qualified to race in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in seasons 2008 and 2009.

Dell's father was a World War II pilot, and he himself got his Private Pilot License around the year 1979. He then joined the South African Air Force to fly helicopters. After obtaining his Commercial Pilot License, he joined South African Airways in 1994, where he became a Senior Training Captain.[1][2][3]

Starting in 1985, he won the National Aerobatic Championships in various categories 12 times. He competed in the World Aerobatic Championships since 1994, and became Advanced World Aerobatic Champion in 2004.[2][3][4]

Dell died in Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg suffering burns sustained when his aircraft, an Extra EA-330 crashed on 12 October 2013 at the Secunda Airshow in Secunda, Mpumalanga.[5]

Red Bull Air Races[edit]

He first flight dated 2008 in the Red Bull Air Race World Series.

South Africa Glen Dell
at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2008 United Arab Emirates
12th
United States
12th
United States
11th
Sweden
CAN
Netherlands
12th
United Kingdom
10th
Hungary
11th
Portugal
12th
Spain
CAN
Australia
12th
0 0 12th

Legend:

  • CAN: Cancelled
  • DNP: Did not participate
  • DNS: Did not show
  • DQ: Disqualified
  • NC: Not classified

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