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The Air Show is taking place on 11 May 2013, gates officially open at 07h00 but in order to prevent long queues we will allow entry from 06h00.
The entrance fees are R50 per person older than 12 and free for Under 12's. Internet tickets are available from Ticketbreak, check on our website www.saafmuseum.org or are available daily at Museum or at entrance gates. The show commences at 09h00 and runs till 16h30. Secure parking available at the old SAAF Gymnasium, directly opposite the Museum. Gautrain will also provide a bus service throughout the day between the Museum and Centurion station.
The show itself will have an abundance of Air Displays, approximately 140 aircraft participating a ground battle and a SAPS demo will also form part of show, SAAF Silver Falcons, a Cheetah, an Impala, 2 Vampires, Tiger Moths, Auster, Chipmunk, Antanov 2, Mango B737-800, DC-3's, DC-4, plenty of helicopters, all the Museum 15 aircraft will be flown, parachute drops, children entertainment etc will be available. Pyrotechnics by Engineer Formation, Social Responsibility Programmes , 11 flying schools, etc.
Plenty of food and drinks available at very reasonable prices.
A beer garden will be available throughout the day.
No alcohol, braai's, weapons etc, if cooler bags are brought to show they are subject to searches at Main entrances. It is adviseable to bring own camping chairs.
The following main sponsors are thanked for their Support, Time Aviation for taking up the offer as main branding sponsor, Paramount as a main fuel sponsor, Breitling for providing the services of Capital Sounds, Mango, Gautrain for marketing and participation, Netcare 911 for providing medical services, Tshwane Municipality for planning and execution of event support CANON for hosting the Media and OASYS GL Events for VVIP tents. There are many more playing major roles at allowing us to host this event, this includes vendors, exhibitors and flying schools. The aircraft owners making their private aircraft available for this Air Show is much appreciated, we thank them in advance as an Air Show is not possible without this support.
Come enjoy a remarkable event on 11 May 2013.
Mango to host largest aviation career day at the TIME AVIATION SAAF MUSEUM Air Show Zwartkops 10 – 11 May 2013
Low cost airline Mango will host its second aviation Career Day at the Air Force Base Zwartkops on 10 and 11 May 2013. The Career Day will comprise over 30 exhibitors within the aviation sector and provide learners and other interested parties with information and assistance on careers in the aviation industry. Entrance to learners is at no cost on Friday 10 May between 10am and 3pm while Saturday 11 May air-show entrance fees apply. Mango launched its career and job shadow programme in Athlone, Western Cape earlier this year.
“This will be our largest Career Day expo ever,” says Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser. “Learners and all interested parties will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from across almost the entire sector to learn about the industry.” Kaiser says that the range of exhibitors include South African Airways, SAA Technical, SA Express Airways as well as cabin crew, pilot and other engineering schools among others. “The Mango Career Day expo at the Swartkops Air Show will be a one-stop career and aviation enthusiast destination for information and advice.”
Mango launched its Career Day and Job Shadow Programme late last year. It is aimed at educating learners and interested parties about potential career opportunities in the aviation sector. “We have thus far reached just over 14 000 learners over the first two events,” says Kaiser. Along with our partners, Mango expects to engage with thousands more this year. “We are an airline for all South Africans and for us meaningful interaction with tomorrow’s leaders provides the opportunity to positively contribute to the future of both the aviation industry and our country.”
The Mango Career Day takes place on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May at the Swartkops Air Force Base while the Swartkops Air Show takes place on Saturday 11 May and is expected to attract over 35 000 spectators.
The annual SAAF Museum Air Show has been scheduled and has been approved to take place on 11 May 2013. This Air Show has proved to be a favourite on the annual Air Show calendar and has been awarded the Best South African Air Show for 2011 and 2012, by the Aero Club of South Africa. The Air Show is known to attract up to 45 000 spectators and is a not to miss event for aviation enthusiasts, this year for motoring enthusiasts too. We present a family atmosphere and costs are therefore kept affordable to promote attendance.
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