Keeping Current

It’s been a busy few weeks since Windsor…   Steve Jones and I have flown six displays as the Matadors in our Sukhoi 26’s… great fun and it is most enjoyable to fly formation aerobatics. We flew at Siverstone on the F1 race weekend and then flew at the Biggin Hill Air Fair. Whilst weRead more

We Love Windsor

Windsor, Ontario… I’ve visited lots of parts of the world as a tourist, as an airline pilot, as an airshow pilot and as an air race pilot but I can safely say that I have never been made more welcome than we were in Windsor, Ontario. The bartenders (we very occasionally partake in light refreshment),Read more

Prep for Windsor

Team Bonhomme have been busy again… and it’s been a varied week of activity. Wade and Jim have been busy with further weight reduction as well as sorting out a cylinder that was misbehaving. That was sent off to be sorted and we’re confident that it’ll be 100% fit for Windsor. The aeroplane is nowRead more

Friday in San Diego

Today we experienced the meteorological condition known as the marine layer… a low lying layer of cloud or fog that rolls in from the ocean. Our morning training session was delayed, then delayed again and then cancelled before the afternoon session was delayed twice and then cancelled too. Frustrating as the weather at our baseRead more

San Diego Course

What a great spot for an air race… we’re back in San Diego and Team Bonhomme arrived yesterday ready for racing.   We’ve saved a little bit of weight since we got back from Abu Dhabi. Wade, Jim and Tex worked hard on the plane and we’re all set.   The track here is the sameRead more

Abu Dhabi Post Race Report

The weight question seems to have been left open… and several more have cropped up. During the race, the lead was passed between Team Bonhomme, Nicolas Ivanoff and Hannes Arch. Team Bonhomme led in the Top 12, with Nicolas taking the Super 8 stage… then after a poor Super 8 run Hannes Arch pulls outRead more

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