Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The SAAF Museum Swartkops will be hosting a Wings and Adventure day on 12 September 2009.

This will be the highlight of the year for the SAAF Museum as it will a big show!

For the car enthusiasts there will a 4x4 track where they can test their skills.

For the aviation enthusiasts there will be range of aircraft flying and on display!

The Alo11,Alo111, Puma, Bosbok (traffic eye in the sky),Kudu, Harvards, Caravan C208, CASA 235, Vampire, Mirage111CZ, Mirage F1AZ, Impala Mk1, Hawk, Gripen and possible Falcon 50 or 900 will take part. (Flying program can change due to the serviceability / availability of aircraft).

The Flying Lions, Albatross, Pitts (Dennis Spence) and the Northwest Province Team (G-Loc) will also be taking part.

Flying starts at 10:00 and ends at 16:00.

Francois "Hosepipe" Hanekom will be the airshow safety director. Brian Emmenis from Capital Sounds will doing the commentary for the show and will cross to the roving reporter from Radio Bosveld for commentary from the crowd and the motor ( 4x4) enthusiast side of the show. Live traffic commentary will be broadcast from the Bosbok. The radio frequency (FM) will be advertised on the billboards posted along the major routes or if you have a traffic report function on your radio it will be automatically broadcast on your radio.

A Hawk and a Gripen will also be in the static park so that the public can get a closer look of the aircraft (first time in Gauteng that the public will be able to get up close to the SAAF Gripen and Hawk).

A big screen will be available in hanger 2 for those who would like to watch the rugby. SA Breweries, Coca-Cola, Perno, KWV will also have stalls at various strategic points on the airfield ( hanger 2). A 16m long bar counter will be erected in hanger 2.

There will also be two live bands to entertain the crowd. A lost children's pick-up point will also be available.

Entrance will be R30 for adults and under 16 will be free. (What a bargain!) Parking will available to the northern side of Swartkops adjacent to Trichardt rd and car-guards will be on duty.

Various light aircraft will also attend the show.

Should anyone require to fly in to attend the show ( non-participants) prior authorisation from SAAF HQ (min 72 hours) is required. Landing fees and entrance per person will be applicable. No fuel will be available.

See you there!

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