Aviators will descend on Gaborone on May 26 for the annual Wesbank Airshow – one of the biggest sensations in Botswana aviation industry. Organisers of the show are confident that it will live up to its expectations.
The show will take place at Matsieng aerorome in Rasesa. The likes of the Boeing Stearman, Raptors RV, Team X-treme, Albatross Jet and Little Annie will ascend the skies of Botswana as they take off at the 2018 Wesbank Airshow.
There will also be Botswana`s Model Aircraft and the Skydive parachute drop team in action amongst other adrenaline-charged performances with experienced pilots set to mesmerise fans with their jaw dropping stunts.
Director of Wesbank Kgopodiso Basiami said they have been impressed at how the show has grown.
“This is a project that is very close to us, not only because of the fun and excitement that it brings to attendees but because this is part of our giving back to society. Some of the proceeds of the event will be donated to various charities,” she said.
She said the air show plays a pivotal role in economic diversification by promoting domestic and international tourism while for the businesses, the airshow offers a unique opportunity to cross promote and network with like-minded businesses.
Basiami said SMMEs have the opportunity to sell their products and services at the airshow stalls. She said they hope the event that will continue to stimulate the youth interest in aviation and encourage some to consider aviation as a critical career option.
The Wesbank Airshow caters for the whole family with tickets costing P120 for adults, P60 for children and free for children Under 5 years if accompanied by an adult. Youth Aviation Ambassador Kgomotso Phatsima has urged young people to come to the airshow so that they can be inspired to take on aviation related careers as doctors, lawyers, astronauts, air traffic controllers and aircraft engineers among many others.