July 1, 2019

Following its theme, ‘I Can Dream’, the 2019 edition saw a whopping 12,500 spectators’ through the gates, around 5,500 more than the previous year.

It was a day jam-packed with action and entertainment for the entire family, no matter the age, gender or culture, with ov...

June 21, 2018

The Kishugu Lowveld Airshow

This year, the Kishugu Lowveld Airshow was dubbed ‘Rock the Runway’. It was the most spectacular show Johan Heine and his Kishugu team have put on to date.

When someone comes up with a phrase like ‘Rock the Runway’ it could be just a tagline t...

May 23, 2018

The SAAF Museum Airshow at AFB Swartkop is always a big event. The air force base is slap bang between Jo’burg and Pretoria, and the SAAF throws its weight behind the show, so you know there are going to be vintage fighters, heavy-lifters, fast jets and explosions – pl...

September 19, 2017

The Rand Airshow is like your favourite breakfast cereal. It’s familiar and you know what you are getting, but it never lets you down.

Most of South Africa’s aerobatic teams and display pilots are based at Rand, and it’s home to more radial engines, Harvards and Pitts S...

August 15, 2017

The numbers are incredible: almost 600,000 visitors, more than 10,000 aircraft arrivals, 5,000 volunteers, 17,223 aircraft operations (for an average of 123 takeoffs and landings per hour), a total of 2,991 showplanes which included 1,107 homebuilt aircraft, 1,162 vint...

June 22, 2017

With the Virginia Airshow having been stopped by RAASA, the Newcastle Airshow is now the only airshow in KwaZulu Natal – albeit, the north-eastern corner. Held this year on 3 June, it again did a great deal to promote aviation to the youth in this part of the country....

June 22, 2017

The Botswana International Airshow has become one of the must attend events on the airshow calendar – nowhere else can you get so close to the action.

2017 marked the eighth airshow held at Matsieng outside Gaborone. The first had no more than five displays and was more...

May 3, 2017

The Uitenhage Wings and Wheels Festival is a memorial to Doug Davidson who passed away in October 1992 after suffering a heart attack on takeoff while piloting his Pitts Special. Largely thanks to his son’s (Stu Davidson) personal ‘air force’ the event showcases some c...

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