Richards Bay Airshow 22 June 2013 - KZN Winter Air Tour
By Cheryl Smit
Despite the gusting 30 knot winds at this the 4th Airshow of the KZN Winter Air Tour the participating pilots still performed at their optimum best to entertain the large crowds that arrived at the Richards Bay Airshow and the KZN Winter Air Tour has again fulfilled their mandate of bringing awesome aviation to the locals of KwaZulu Natal.
Nigel Hopkins was first up in his MX2 with a riveting aerobatic display despite the restrictions placed on him in the 40 knot gusting winds.
Michel Leusch was next up in the lineup to display his Super Decathlon in a nail-biting aerobatic display.
The 'Black Mamba' L29 Delfin flown by Martin Schultze was the first jet in the lineup to display his amazing Russian jet ZU-VLL.
Unfortunately restrictions were placed on RAASA accredited photographic journalists by the Media Director which unfortunately resulted them not being in the best position for photographs. I none the less look forward to the next and fifth Airshow in the KZN Winter Air Tour to be held at Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 29th. June.
As always special mention must go to Safety Director Fred Bebington, John Neilon Flight Director, Peter Graham Ramp Director, the IGS Security Team, ATNS Evette Knoetzen and Brian Emmenis of Capital Sounds for a safe airshow.
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