Airshows and other Aviation Events Calendar

Airshows, Fly-ins, Air Races and Other Aviation Events Calendar

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Also check out Do’s and Don’ts attending an airshow…
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Feb
21
Wed
Armed Forces Day 2018 @ Kimberly
Feb 21 all-day

Armed Forces Day 2018

Host service for Armed Forces Day 2018 is the SA Air Force, as per SANDF Chief, General Solly Shoke, who indicated each service will have a turn at hosting the event and also that it would go to each of the country’s nine provinces. This ensures all South Africans have the opportunity to get up close and personal with “their defence force”.
President Jacob Zuma, who is SANDF Commander-in-Chief, traditionally attends the main Armed Forces Day parade and, if called on, presents medals..  Click here to read more

Armed Forces Day 2018

Armed Forces Day 2018

Mar
3
Sat
SAAF Museum Open Flying Day March 2018 @ Swartkops air force base
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
SAAF Museum Open Flying Day March 2018 @ Swartkops air force base | Centurion | Gauteng | South Africa

SAAF Museum Open Flying Day March 2018

SAAF Museum Aircraft doing Airshow practicing.
This includes:
Aerobatics
Hoisting
Cargo sling
Formation Flying

Mar
9
Fri
Aero Club Airweek @ Middelburg Aero Club
Mar 9 – Mar 11 all-day

Aero Club Air week 2018

Aero Club Air week 2018 Hosted at Middelburg Aero Club 09-11 March 2018 …An Aviation showcase for Aviators by Aviators….

  • Spot landing competitions (for everything that got airborne, including hot air balloons and gyrocopters)
  • Fun rallies for all aircraft types and speeds (short duration introduction navigational rallies)
  • Fly markets (sell the aviation things you no longer need)
  • On airfield camping Own tent or rented tent
  • Drone racing
  • Forums on various topics
  • Introduction to Aerobatics – all classes and judging initiation
  • Balloon nightglows
  • Vintage aircraft
  • Gyrocopters
  • Jets
  • Radio Controlled
  • Aerobatics
  • Light sport aircraft
  • Microlights
  • Gliders
  • Motor gliders
  • Helicopter
  • Ultralights

Read more here!

Aero Club Airweek 2018

Aero Club Airweek 2018

Kindly follow this link and complete the RSVP form,to indicate your intentions to attend the Airweek from 9 to 11 March 2018 at Middelburg https://goo.gl/forms/lgvAlo1sUSu2ugjt2 

Mar
10
Sat
Aviation Day, Springs airfield @ Springs airfield
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
24
Sat
Piet (Vlieg) Smit Memorial Fly In @ Aviators Paradise
Mar 24 – Mar 25 all-day
We Are Hosting a Camp on Site Memorial Fly In – In Loving Memory For Piet Smit
 
Saturday Programme
**Breakfast Will Be Served from 6:30am till 11am
**Lunch Will Be Served from 12 till 14:00
**Snacks and Cold Beverages Will be Available through the Day
**The Braai Fires will start from 18:00 _ Braai Packs Will Be Available With Side Dishes.
 
Sunrise Events
– Bathawk Display & Introduction Flights
– Skydivers
-Aerobatic Team Following with “The Missing Man Formation” Flyby
(Not To Be Missed!!!)
 
*Sunset Events
-Bigscreen Projector Video Display in Memory of Piet Smit
-Chinese Lantern Display
-Campfire & Braai
 
Sunday Programme
– Breakfast
– Bathawk Display & Introduction Flights
 
**Accomodation Will Be Available on Site on Reqeust
-Tents on Site
 
-Geust Rooms on Site
 
-“Wilds Kamp” Accomodation Also Available (7km from Aviators Paradise (Transport can Be Arranged)
 
Prices Will be Posted Soon!!
 
-More Details and Events will Be Posted as We Still Waiting On Confirmations
Apr
7
Sat
FAW Ermelo Airshow @ Ermelo Airfield
Apr 7 all-day
Ermelo Airshow 2018

Ermelo Airshow 2018

Entrance R100pp and R50 for a a child
Gates open at 8am and show starts an 10am
Read our guide on do’s and dont’s at an Airshow

Apr
14
Sat
Zebula Airshow @ Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
Apr 14 all-day
Apr
21
Sat
SAC KNZ regionals @ Ladysmith airfield
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Apr
27
Fri
EAA national Convention and Fly-in @ Vryheid Airport
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Apr
28
Sat
Wings & Wheels Uitenhage @ Uitenhage Aerodrome
Apr 28 all-day
May
5
Sat
SAAF Museum Airshow (Swartkops Airshow) @ Swartkops air force base
May 5 all-day

“Our Indomitable spirit”

SAAF Museum Airshow 2018

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1389528924490166/ Officiel website http://www.saafmuseumairshow.co.za/ 
For updates on the show: click here 
As usual, the expectations from the annual SAAF Museum airshow 2018 is pretty high, the show is scheduled for the 5th May 2018 at Zwartkop AFB in Pretoria.  No information is yet available as the 1st Planning meeting is only scheduled for later part of February.  No Vendor information is currently available for this show.  Keep your eyes on our website as we will soon be posting updates.  SAAF Museum Airshow 2018, My (Flippie) Gut feeling tells me its going to be a GOOD one.

Also read Do’s and Don’ts at an Airshow in South Africa
To view our updates page on this Airshow click here

May
12
Sat
Lowveld Airshow 2018 @ Nelspruit Airfield
May 12 all-day

Lowveld Airshow 2018

An early word from the organisers of the Lowveld Airshow:

The Lowveld Air Show returns in 2018 for another action-packed programme. After the freak weather cyclone which hit Mpumalanga in May 2017, this air show was very successfully moved to June and is now the only air show known to have postponed the event and not cancelled it.

The aviation industry applauded this brave move at the time and commended the Lowveld Air Show committee for still being able to maintain the build-up towards the event.

This year The Lowveld airshow kicks off with the annual Cadet Day on Friday the 11th May, an event aimed at educating the youth on the world of aviation. The South African Air Force will host a display to promote the opportunities for thousands of scholars interested in pursuing a career in aviation, after which the attending students will be entertained with an exclusive youth air show programme.

On Saturday, 12 May the official opening kicks off at 10:00 with a full day of aviation aerobatics. The Lowveld Air Show will once again feature spectacular flying displays as well as a wide range of business, commercial, and military aircraft at various static aircraft displays that will captivate and thrill visitors. A wide variety of vendors and food stalls will also be available to those attending.

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Aviation Central’s, Flippie van Emmenis’s opinion on this Show:

The 2018 Lowveld Airshow at Nelspruit on the 12th of May is the Airshow myself are looking forward to the most on the 2018 airshow calendar.

After their 2015, 2016 and 2017 shows getting better and better every year, the 2018 Airshow is a must for me. This will be the 1st time that I will be attending this show if all goes per plan. Aviation Central’s Member Jarryd attend the show in 2016. To see Jarryd’s photos, click here.

The 2018 show promises to exceed expectations and with SAAF participation this is to be a mega show!
We are all hoping to see the Black-hawk (The Puppy) at this show. (Blackhawk not on list, Only myself eager for her to make an appearance) Read more on the Puppy here
The Guys from the Lowveld and Kishugu will be hosting a spectacular not to be missed show. The Kishugu Lowveld Airshow 2018

Official Website: https://lowveldairshow.co.za/

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May
19
Sat
SAC Free State Regionals @ Tempe airport
May 19 – May 20 all-day
May
24
Thu
President’s Trophy Air Race @ Tempe airport
May 24 – May 26 all-day
May
26
Sat
Botswana International Airshow @ Matsieng Flying Club, Botswana
May 26 all-day

Botswana International Airshow

If you enjoy camping and airshows, then this one is for you, drive up or fly up to Matsieng in Botswana for this amazing weekend. This is one of the better Airshows on the calendar and it is in the Bush! Yet is only about 370 km from Zwartkop AFB in Gauteng. Make the trip, enjoy Botswana Hospitality and have an awesome weekend. For more information visit http://www.botswana-airshow.com/

Matsieng Airshow and Fly-in Botswana


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Jun
2
Sat
Airlink Wonderboom Adrenaline Show @ Wonderboom Airport
Jun 2 – Jun 3 all-day
Jun
9
Sat
Newcastle Airshow @ Newcastle Airport
Jun 9 all-day
Jun
23
Sat
Mafikeng Airshow @ Mafikeng Airport
Jun 23 all-day
Jun
28
Thu
Race for Rhino’s @ Kubu island
Jun 28 – Jul 1 all-day
Aug
19
Sun
Rand Airshow @ Rand airport
Aug 19 all-day

Busy day at Rand Airshow 2017

Aug
25
Sat
Bethlehem Airshow @ Bethlehem Aerodrome
Aug 25 all-day
Sep
8
Sat
Swaziland Airshow @ Swaziland Flying Club
Sep 8 all-day
Sep
19
Wed
Africa Aerospace and Defence Trade Days
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
Sep
22
Sat
Africa Aerospace and Defence Airshow (AAD2018) @ Waterkloof AFB
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day