South Africa ‘Best Air Show’ Returns

May 09, 2014 No Comments by

“South Africa’s Best Air Show” returns to Zwartkop in Pretoria on Saturday. Join 30 000 airheads, families and friends and experience more than 100 different types of historic aircraft up-close, as they take to the sky at the Paramount Group South African Air Force Museum Air Show.

Teaming up with Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately-owned defense and aerospace business, the South African Air Force Museum promises that this year’s event, themed “Up where they belong,” will be bigger and better with a range of activities and entertainment; from ex-war birds showcasing South Africa’s rich aviation heritage, to an anti-poaching demonstration, a pyrotechnic display by the SA Army Engineer Formation, vendors and food stalls and hundreds of aviation exhibitors.

South Africa’s favorite aircraft, including all-time classics such as the Saab Gripen, BAE Systems Hawk, Dassault Mirage, Atlas Cheetah and Silver Falcons, will fly high and provide beautiful visual displays. Special appearances include the Antonov AN-2 – a unique Russian plane from the Cold War in 1950, and the P-51D, a World War 2 Mustang made by North American and one of the most famous fighter and bomber escort planes, which dates back to 1940.

For the complete story via defenceWeb, click here. For the museum site, click here.


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