Kittyhawk RV Fly in 2015
By Willie Bodenstein
September is probably on of the riskiest month in which to schedule an aviation event. For the second weekend in a row, although not as bad as last weekend when three vents were cancelled because of rain, it none the less affected not only the RV fly-in but also the Sling event.
Kittyhawk by mid-afternoon when most of the visitors had departed.
Photo by kind permission Cheryl Smit
Early morning low clouds over all Gauteng air fields made it impossible for a large number of visitors to attend which is a pity since the organisers went out of their way to make the day as pleasant as possible.
First to arrive was Hugo Visser and Juba Joubert in Hugo's Aerospatiale Alouette III followed by a slow trickle of visitors.
Captain Karl Jensen and passengers
Rodney Benn and son Ivan in ZU-LLU that is now back in her original military colours and looking absolutely stunning
Henri Meijerink in the Tecnam Echo did a couple of circuits.
By midday, when the RV Raptor formation team took to the skies, the weather had cleared. The Raptors had already made a name for themselves on the airshow circuit and on Saturday they showed why.
Left to right: Neil Murray, Trevor Warner, Pierre Gouws & Dion Raath
A number of Lotus cars also visited and added to the festive atmosphere.
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