Steve Jones (aviator)

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Steve Jones
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Steve Jones racing in Perth
Born (1960-01-05) 5 January 1960 (age 54)
Nationality United Kingdom United Kingdom
Racing career
First race 2004
Best position 3rd (2004)
Aircraft Zivko Edge 540
Website
Profile at air-races.com

Steve Jones (5 January 1960) is a British airline pilot and an aerobatics pilot competing in the Red Bull Air Race World Series, flying a Zivko Edge 540.

Jones had his first flying lesson at just five years old, in 1965, in a Cessna, on the knee of a family friend. He became a pilot both commercially and competitively.

Commercially, Jones is a senior Captain for British Airways, flying a Boeing 747. He spends his off-season working on and racing vintage cars. He is also building an old wooden aircraft.

Jones's Edge 540 in the 2006 Red Bull Air Race

Since 1994, Jones has flown competitively and as a display pilot with Paul Bonhomme in their SukhoiDuo Team. They have taken their show around the world from the UAE to Japan. Jones flies as the wingman. Jones has been a competitive Red Bull Air Race pilot since the first UK race took place in Kemble in 2004. In the Red Bull Air Race series of 2007, he won in Porto, Portugal, defeating Mike Mangold.

Easily confused with Steve Jones, double World Gliding Champion, 2001 & 2014 world champion glider pilot.


Red Bull Air Race World Series results
2007 5th
2006 6th
2005 6th

Flying achievements
2005 FAI WGP, Bronze, U.A.E.; Gold, Switzerland
2005 FAI WGP, Gold, Switzerland
2004 FAI WGP, Gold, U.A.E.
2002 FAI WGP, Silver, Czech Republic; Gold, Japan
2001 FAI WGP, Silver, Japan
2000 FAI World Grand Prix, Gold Medal, Japan
1995 British Aerobatics Champion
1995 UK Freestyle Aerobatics Champion
FAI WGP Championships – three 1st place medals, one 2nd place medal
All FAI WGP results in the formation team category as the Sukhoi Duo/Matadors

Steve Jones at the Red Bull Air Race World Series
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Wins Rank
2003 Austria
NC
Hungary
DNS
0 0 NC
2004 United Kingdom
2nd
Hungary
4th
United States
7th
8 0 3rd
2005 United Arab Emirates
2nd
Netherlands
5th
Austria
5th
Republic of Ireland
6th
United Kingdom
6th
Hungary
6th
United States
9th
12 0 6th
2006 United Arab Emirates
8th
Spain
10th
Germany
7th
Russia
CAN
Turkey
8th
Hungary
1st
United Kingdom
DQ
United States
DQ
Australia
5th
8 0 6th
2007 United Arab Emirates
5th
Brazil
8th
United States
7th
Turkey
12th
Spain
CAN
Switzerland
4th
United Kingdom
6th
Hungary
5th
Portugal
1st
United States
4th
Mexico
CAN
Australia
10th
17 0 5th
2008 United Arab Emirates
7th
United States
9th
United States
7th
Netherlands
3rd
United Kingdom
9th
Hungary
2nd
Portugal
4th
Spain
CAN
Australia
6th
33 0 6th

Legend:

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

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