Tamás Nádas

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Tamás Nádas
Nádas Tamás.jpg
Born (1969-03-20)20 March 1969
Died 7 March 2014(2014-03-07) (aged 44)
Al Khor Airfield,Doha-Qatar
Cause of death Aircraft crashed during an inverted flypast at the airfield
Nationality Hungary Hungarian
Racing career
Best position 1st (10th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship (programme free)
Aircraft Edge 540T
Website
nadastamas.hu
10th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship Programme Free award ceremony. Gold medal: Tamás Nádas

Tamás Nádas (20 March 1969 – 7 March 2014) was a Hungarian aerobatics pilot and world champion air racer. He was born on 20 March 1969 in Hungary, and died when his plane crashed at an airshow in Qatar on 7 March 2014.

History[edit]

In 1998 at the age of 29 Nádas got into connection with flying thanks to a pleasure flight. He liked it so much that he started his pilot course that day. After a few months he got his license.

He was not satisfied with all this so he got into a Z-142 and continued his aviation career with aerobatics. His complete aerobatics training ended in 2001. He flew YAK-18, YAK-52 and Z-726, then single-seat machines: YAK-55M, ACRO-230, CAP-231, Z-50LS and he made the audience of several Hungarian events happy.

A milestone in his aviation career was the year of 2007 when his plane, designed for perfect aerobatics (EXTRA 300 LP), arrived. This aircraft let him take part in different races as a worthy opponent. The years of learning and practising took their fruit in the year of 2009.

On 7 March 2014 he was taking part in the Qatar Mile event at Al Khor Airport. While flying his Zivko Edge 540 and doing an inverted low pass of the airport, he lost control and crashed into the runway. Nádas later died from his injuries. He was 44.

Results[edit]

2009[edit]

  • Hungarian Championship: gold medal
  • European Championship programme Q: gold medal
  • Czech Republic - international cup: silver medal
  • Spain - Mediterranean cup: bronze medal

2010[edit]

  • Hungarian Championship: gold medal
  • World Championship: overall 8th place

2011[edit]

  • Hungarian Championship: gold medal
  • Republic of South Africa - season opener qualification aerobatics race: gold medal
  • Hungarian Aviation Association: Aerobatics Pilot of the Year

2012[edit]

  • Hungarian Championship: gold medal
  • 10th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship Programme Free: gold medal

2013[edit]

  • Hungarian Aviation Association: Aerobatics Pilot of the Year

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