David Jenkins

David Jenkins

We were all saddened to hear this week of the death of David Jenkins in a flying accident at Old Buckenham Airfield. The following tribute is repoduced from the Wildcat Aerobatic Team website of which David was a member.

It is with great sadness that Wildcat Aerobatics confirm the death of David Jenkins – “Wildcat 3”. David was killed during an aerobatic practice at Old Buckenham airfield on Wednesday 22 April 2015. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has been informed.

David began competition aerobatic flying in 2004 and went on to become one of the leading aerobatic pilots in the UK. He gained his display authorisation in 2006. A regular at UK aerobatics competitions, he was the British Aerobatics Advanced Champion in 2012 and 2013. He also represented Great Britain as a member of the British team at both European and World Aerobatic Championships. In 2012 the team achieved 4th place, just behind the USA, France and Russia.

David joined Wildcat Aerobatics in 2013, to bring a new dynamic to our existing two ship display by flying his Edge alongside our two Pitts Specials. We were honoured to fly alongside him.

David was highly respected on the ground and in the air and will be greatly missed. His family and friends are very much in our thoughts, and we ask that you respect everyone’s privacy at this difficult time.