Air show spectacle

SHARE   |   Monday, 03 October 2016   |   By Ontametse Sugar
Air show spectacle

Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) pulled up a very exciting air at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKA) at the weekend. The event that cost BTO about P6 million showed that a lot of effort was placed in organising it – a very big temporary stadium was built for spectators and even tents were set up where revellers relaxed with their loved ones. President Ian Khama was not only in attendance but also piloted a group of students himself. The event proved to be more of a family day as parents came with their children to enjoy the spectacle. Even though the sun was blazing hot, spectators were not deterred. It was not only the thrill of flights that kept all in their toes, car spinning and motorbikes stunts added to the excitement. Botswana Defence Force (BDF) brought their Air 5 jets to excite people. They had a big stall where they took people through the history of flying in Botswana. They put a full scale display - showing how they train and what they do to defend the people of Botswana. Revellers witnessed the flights displaying fireworks and were bowled over by the incredible aerobatics of the Cessana Bush Air 1 pilots. There was also a display by international skydivers. One of the people who attended the show Daisy Hutton enjoyed the show because she came with her whole family. “Overall the show is great, but I think it should have had some performing artists also because after a few hours you would have seen everything,” she said.