SAAF MUSEUM AIRSHOW 10 MAY 2014
By Willie Bodenstein
What draws crowds to airshows are glorious weather, a large variety of aircraft, action packed battle enactments and explosions and smoke and the 2014 South African Air Force Museum had it all.
Paramount Group vehicles
An anti-Rhino poaching demonstration and Alouette Gunship
There were food stalls that catered to most tastes; refreshments outlets dotted the flight line, a play park kept the young ones busy, the beer tent as always was well supported and the venue was clean. Best of all Capital Sound was on duty to keep the crowd informed and entertained and except when requested by the participants very little music was played. The Windsock Restaurant did good business and still serves the best burgers whilst the Aviation Shop now has a permanent branch at the Museum that will be open every weekend.
Colonel Mike O'Conner and his team again pulled a rabbit from the hat and have done the Museum proud. One can only imagine the amount of work that must have been put in to not only to organise the event but also to ensure the smooth and safe running. However none of that would have been possible without the sponsorship of the Paramount Group.
My thanks to Springbok Classic Air for the flight from Rand Airport in their superbly restored DC3.
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