SAAF Swartkops Airshow 10 May 2014

Francois La Cock

Hi. I'm currently 31 years old and I'm a full time Front-End Web Developer. I love cats and I love life.... sometimes. I created this blog when I was figuring out how Wordpress works and it eventually started to get a whole lot of traffic. I'm now trying to help fellow South Africans with general how to stuff for example how to renew your car license disc and also reviews like restaurants etc. I haven't done much yet but I will soon start to do more and more. I will try to write as many blog posts as I can. I hope you enjoy this blog and don't forget to leave a comment. Oh and you're welcome to write a guest post or review. Just click on Write Guest Post on the top main menu.

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40 Responses

  1. Nigel Crompton says:

    Hi,

    What day is the airshow. Some sites have it as a Sunday, others have it as a Saturday.

    Just need to confirm.

    Kind regards
    Nigel

  2. Juanita says:

    I’ll be there this weekend, can’t wait, thinks it’s going to be great!!!!

  3. Anne says:

    Is there anywhere we can book the tickets online?

    • Francois says:

      Hi Anne,

      Unfortunately not. I did email the organisers but they said you can only buy the tickets during the week at the Museum or at the gates on Saturday 10 May.

      I think they should have made tickets available with Web Tickets or Computicket. It would have made the queue much faster.

      Francois

  4. Coenraad says:

    Hi,

    Does anyone know whether there will be a shuttle/bus service from the Gautrain Centurion station to the Airshow?

    Also, does getting tickets in advance still mean you have to stand in a long queue up to the gates anyway?

    Thanks!

  5. Coenraad says:

    Thanks for the quick reply Francois! I just don’t want to go to Centurion station only to be stranded there – Any idea how much the cost would for the shuttle?

  6. Hugo says:

    Hi

    I read on the Gautrain website that the Bus service does not operate on weekends, so i phoned the Gautrain offices where someone told me that they are not aware of any Gautrain Bus service shuttle to Swartkops on 10 May 2014.

    Can someone please clarify this?

  7. Eric says:

    Hi Hugo,
    We got a pamphlet on our car windscreen, the bottom has the Gautrain logo, and says quote: “Catch a Gautrain bus from Centurion Station” Unquote.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Francois

    Please let me know if the army will give a demostration at the airshow.

    Thanks

  9. Connie says:

    where can i find a program to check which times is the diffirent aircrafts flying?

    • Francois says:

      Hey Connie,

      I’m not sure where you would find that. Maybe if you email Lt.Col Mike O’Connor on the email in the post above.

      Francois

  10. Riaan says:

    Hi Guys

    I work on the gautrain and emailed the persons in charge of the busses for the Gautrain. The busses will be running from and to centurion station between 06:00 and 18:00.

    Hope this helps. See you all there

    Riaan

  11. wayne bischoff says:

    hi Francois, i am bringing my kids but my son only gets off his soccer match at 2pm. if we are there by 230 what displays will be left? is it worth it to come mid afternoon? is there a schedule of events.
    tx a ton
    Wayne

  12. Chris says:

    Is the airshow only saterday or is it saterday or sunday? As shown on all the saaf websites??

  13. elfrieda says:

    My we bring a cooler bag with something to eat and drink.

  14. Alet de Kock says:

    Hi Francois
    I have the same question as Connie…. “where can we get a program”? Lt. Col Mike O’Connor’s phone number does only rings. The e-mail is coming back undelivered. We have family that’s coming from far, and would it be much lenient to know what is happening when, to plan the day according to the interests. In this modern world why not putting the program on the website?
    Thxs
    Alet

    • Francois says:

      Hi Alet,

      Unfortunately I’m not involved in the organising of this event. I only wrote this post on my blog as I’m a big fan of the air show.

      I have no idea where to get the program from as I see the official website is now offline?

      Those are the only details I have. Maybe try another number at the SAAF Museum. And if you get the program, please post it here or comment it and I will add it to the main post.

      Thanks

      Francois

  15. ami says:

    any program for the day ??? what flys when ???

  16. Adnan says:

    Looks like shuttle will be running…

    https://www.facebook.com/Gautrain

  17. Adnan says:

    A bit of information on the program is provided at this link…

    http://www.saafmuseumairshow.co.za/cms/about-the-airshow/airshow-theme

  18. SUE says:

    HOW DO I GET TO AIRSHOW FROM EDENVALE

    • Francois says:

      Click on the red marker on the map on this page. Then on the popup, click on directions and enter your address. Let me know if you need help.

  19. Jan says:

    What time does the airshow finish?

  20. berns says:

    I was at the show today. Saw people walking around with specific air show caps (white with the air show design in the front) can somebody tell me where I can get or buy a cap

  21. Tsholofelo says:

    Hi François
    Didn’t make it to the airshow yesterday as i had other commitments, evidently i missed out.I am certain you guys had fun. I hear from someone who was watching it on tv that they mentioned something about sponsorhips for piloting, i am a student pilot myself,so im wondering if u know anything about it.contacts maybe.Thanks

    kind Regards
    Captain sparrow

  22. Stephan says:

    anyone maybe still got this airshow programme?

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