ZANDSPRUIT BUSH AND AERO ESTATE AIRSHOW 2013
By Willie Bodenstein
When it was decided to cancel the Hoedspruit Airshow that was scheduled to take place at the military base due to budgetary constraints, Martin Ten Dunne and Gerrit Jan van der Grijn, developers and owners of Zandspruit stepped in and organised a event where just about everything that is required to make the perfect show was in place.
Now imagine sitting under shady trees in the pristine Bushveld watching some of South Africa's best Airshow performers whilst everything you need to make for an unforgettable day has been planned for.
The Hawker Hunter in Swiss Air Force colours
Ex SAAF Impala
And not one but two Aro L29's
As was most of SA's formation flying teams.
The Gabriel sponsored Pitts Specials
The Goodyear Pitts Specials
The Yak 52's
And not one or two but three Trojan T28's
The MX2 and Cirrus display
The Eqstra Flying Lions Harvards
And South Africa's top skydivers
As was some of the legends of yester year
The P51 Mustang
The Piaggio P166 Albatros
Whilst the STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) specialist showed their amazing cabalities.
Micro Aviation Bat Hawk
And helicopters and Gyrocopters where not forgotten
Manny thanks to Martin, Gerrit Jan and Vicky of Zandspruit for their hospitality and the Chris and Darius Briers of AirTeam for the flight there and back.
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