PE Air Show "highlight" on city's events calendar

As one of South Africa’s premier coastal destinations, the city is again dishing up a mouth-watering array of activities.

No sooner has the dust settled over the Addo Rose Show or patrons from all over were flocking to the annual Sherwood Garden Centre Spring Festival (October 17 to 26) to catch a glimpse of SA’s gold medal winning Chelsea Flower Show display.

And even before the curtain is drawn on this event, the PE Air Show – named the best in the country in 2006 by Aero Clubs of South Africa and the Civil Aviation Authority – will hit the bay at supersonic speed.

Air show director Bernie Sharp says the best of civilian and military aircraft will grace the skies at this year’s event. According to him, the programme features the finest in military hardware, past and present.

The Silver Falcons aerobatic team in their Pilatus PC7’s and Hawk, Mirage III and rotor wing aircraft such as the Oryx and Rooivalk attack helicopter will be on display.

Some of the country’s top aerobatic pilots – including Patrick Davidson in his Extra 300 and the Wesbank Wizards in their Pitts Specials – will show their dexterity when removed from terra firma.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will demonstrate their readiness for 2010 by dropping off Special Task Force members from 10 000 feet and a gripping sniper simulation promises to impress.

Apart from thrilling the crowds with military precision flying, this biennial charity event will be a welcome windfall for the MTR Smit Children’s Haven.

A small action expo and beer garden form part of the entertainment. Stalls include food and crafts.

Tickets cost R40 for adults and R20 for children and are available at the gate. The show starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm.

For more information, visit www.peairshow.co.za or book your bed online at www.crowncollection.co.za

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Last updated:
3 October 2012 7:51