19 July 2018
Today, South African Aerobatic Pilot, Neville Ferreira, announced his participation in the European Aerobatic and Airshow circuit.
After 8 years since he started with competition aerobatics at Vereeniging and
5 years actively on the local airshow circuit he was contracted to display the Genpro from Genevation. This has been in process since January of this year.
In Neville’s press release, he gave thanks and respect to Stu Lithgow who introduced him
to aerobatics and trained him in 2004. Bertus Du Preez was also mentioned who shaped Neville’s Yak skills from 2008-2012, and finally the drive from Nigel Hopkins, encouraging new aerobatic pilots to keep on progressing to the next level.
Neville’s new portfolio will be as the English spokesperson for the Hungarian company and official Display pilot. On the Competition side he is joined by Daniel Genevey who flies Redbull #78. From next years 2019 airshow season there will be a 3 ship
During Neville’s visit to the factory in May, he discovered the extreme low speed maneuvering capabilities of the Genpro while flying the freestyle program. Not knowing it at the time, but this personal style landed him the
new career to display the Genpro around Europe and the USA. His new coach for both Freestyle and Aerobatics is “Coco” Claude Bessiere from France.
This flying style has become the signature display sequence for the company and as Genl. Des
Baker commented on the style:-