first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Local businessman and Ladysmith Flying Club president Larry van der Merwe, said, “As president of the Ladysmith Flying Club and owner of Rainbow Airschool Ladysmith, I am thrilled that Ladysmith is having an air show after so many years. This effort by the KZN Winter Air Tour will certainly put aviation in the spotlight in Ladysmith and hopefully encourage our youth to find aviation related careers. We have pledged our full support to this event and will assist in every way possible. The public is going to enjoy world-class entertainment at our airfield, free of charge, thanks to this wonderful initiative.”The Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce & Industry agrees. Chamber manager Jennifer Wallace said, “We welcome any initiatives to promote our town and we are excited that Ladysmith has for the first time been included in the KZN Winter Air Tour.”Another first for the tour is that this will be the first air show where the SA Army will be getting involved and mobilising troops for the event. Along with the army, the lineup includes MX2 and Impala aerobatics, Chipmunk and Yak displays.The show will begin at 10am, breaking for lunch between 12pm and 1pm when the public will be able to walk around the aircraft and get an up-close experience with certain displays. The show will conclude at 4pm.The development programme will take place before the show. For more information, visit Excitement looms as businesses and the community brace themselves for the air show of the decade, as the KZN Winter Air Tour ‘ascends’ to Ladysmith. An array of aircraft will touch down at the community airfield for the show on Saturday, May 24. Free to the public, the show offers a day of piloted performances from around the country. It promises to be a fun family day out, so get your picnic blankets ready to see the sky come alive. Incredible displays of aerobatics, jet planes and parabats are set to enthrall the community at large.“The KZN Treasury are very privileged to be supporting this air show in Ladysmith,” said Dr Clive Coetzee, general manager of Infrastructure Management & Economic Services at the KZN Provincial Treasury. “We are excited about the show and hope to see thousands of locals there. We are also very encouraged by the support provided by the municipality. The air show is a platform for young people to learn about the world of aviation and to showcase the Ladysmith airfield,” Coetzee concluded. As the first air show for Ladysmith in 15 years, the tour is ‘flying’ up to its motto and certainly “taking aviation to the people”.last_img

Countdown to Ladysmith air show

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