‘Spectacular’ air show

SHARE   |   Monday, 05 June 2017   |   By Phillimon Mmeso 
‘Spectacular’ air show

While the sound of aircraft engines ripped through the air around Rasesa, a two-seater aerobatic monoplane did barrel rolls above a crowd of thousands, gliding through the air as agile as birds. Behind the air aerobics was none other than Neville Ferreira, one of the crowd’s favourite pilots at Wesbank Matsieng Air Show. The Wesbank Matsieng Air Show kicked-off Saturday morning with stunt plane demonstrations and a parachute team performance among other aeronautic attractions. While there were various thrills throughout the day, the headlining Puma Energy Flying Lions T5 Harvard team were the main attraction for most attendees. The special air demonstration squadron took off at around 2pm, flying its trademark diamond formation and doing tricks that put the planes within a wingspan of each other. The South African’s premiere aerobatic team showed why they are the crowd’s favourite as their stunts left spectators glued to the sky. As they rolled up in the sky, the spectators cheered while actively shooting pictures with their camera phones. The show closed in style with a fire wall which shook first timers as a huge fire bust up along the runaway. A plane approached and as spectators watched for aerobatics it was to perform; a huge fire came from nowhere to sweep across the field. The fire was made up of dynamite, electric blasting caps and detonation cord. The show was sponsored by Wesbank Botswana, a leading vehicle financier.



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