Silver Falcons and supersonic car mockup for next Ysterplaat Aviators Evening


The next Aviators Evening to be hosted by Force Base Ysterplaat onThursday 8 October 2015 is sure to set the pulse racing for both aviation and motor car enthusiasts alike with cars and aircraft putting on displays.

At the moment air shows in the southern and western Cape are few and far between. But that doesn’t mean aviation enthusiasts have been forgotten. The tireless folk at AFB Ysterplaat in Cape Town ensure that both professional pilot and the aviation enthusiast can meet in an informal manner and take in all things aviation for an evening every couple of months.

Whilst an air display by the South African Air Force Silver Falcons aerobatic team will be a definite drawcard, the main event at the upcoming Aviators Evening will be the Bloodhound replica car (13.4 meter scale 1:1 modular version). The Bloodhound SSC, a jet and rocket powered car, is designed to break the speed of sound record for a car. Dave Rowley, the Director: Education of the Bloodhound SSC Project, will give a detailed presentation.

Complementing the Bloodhound SSC display will be a selection of Wesbank Car of the Year (COTY) competition entrants, together with a presentation by the chairman of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ).

Also on display will be current and historical aircraft from the SAAF Museum collection, as well as classic motor vehicles.

The following day, October 9, the SA Air Force base will host an open day for all Grade 10-12 schoolchildren (no members from the public). The theme will encompass STEM education (referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

All enthusiasts are invited to join the Aviators Evening on 8 October from 16:00 until 23:30. No entrance fee is required, but booking is essential as access to the event is limited and proof of identification at access gates is required.

Refreshments and cash bars will be available.

Further information can be obtained from:

Major Wessie vd Westhuizen
(o) 021 508 6173
(c ) 082 789 0572

Email: [email protected]

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