Steady Climb Fly-In #3

As the sun rose over the Rhino Park Airfield on a cool September Saturday morning, the air began to fill with the sound of aircraft engines. It was time for the third installment of the Steady Climb Fly-In.

The event was hosted by PilotInsure in conjunction with Steady Climb, a fund raiser initiated by PilotInsure to assist the pilots who have had to adapt their livelihoods to make a living.

As usual, the flying was great! The weather held up beautifully for the biggest part of the day, with the clouds only giving the photographers a headache during the Puma Energy Flying Lions Aerobatic Team display.

There were quite a few interesting visitors to the likes of the Puma Energy Flying Lions Aerobatic Team, a Bell 222 from Rocket HEMS and even a Piaggio P.166 Albatross.

Once again being an event for the people, spectators were allowed to walk around the various aircraft parked on the grass apron and enjoy a good chat with pilots and fellow aviators.

The Puma Energy Flying Lions display commenced at around 11h00. Unfortunately the clouds made for some rather bad lighting for photography, but the display was thoroughly enjoyed regardless.

After the Flying Lions had departed, the various pilots that attended the fly-in also began to head home. This event had no shortage of spectacular departures, with a highlight definitely being that Albatross low pass!

One lucky winner also received a flip in the orange Mighty Mouse Harvard! The flip ended with some superb low passes and aerobatics overhead the airfield, well and truly ending the day off with a bang!

Us aviation enthusiast have been left dry over the last few months, with this event being my first aviation event in exactly 3 months. It is therefore absolutely fantastic to see events like this making a return!

Although at time of writing, events are still very scarce, but with the recently announced move to level 2 lockdown, we hope to see smaller events like this making a comeback.

* All the required COVID-19 related health and safety measures were in place. Photos taken whilst adhering to all of these protocols. 

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