Win tickets to witness the action of the Rand Airshow

The Rand Airshow is set to take flight once again from Rand Airport, on Sunday, August 23.

The programme consists of Harvards, Pitts Specials, Dakota’, Silver Falcons, Trojans, a P-51 “Mustang Sally” and much more – all flown by highly skilled pilots doing what they do best.

The show kicks off at 10am, but the gates open at 7am.

It is scheduled to run until 3pm.

Tickets must be purchased at the gates and are not being sold prior to the event.

This is the perfect family day out, with the flying aces of South Africa showcasing their skills.

Patrons can expect to see thrilling displays by skydivers, the Eqstra Flying Lions, the Henley Air Bell 222 Chopper, the Gabriel Wings Aerobatic Team, a Bush Air stunt display and much more.

One of the aerobatic teams to look out for at the event is the Eqstra Flying Lions Aerobatic Team.

The team regularly grabs headlines with their daring feats and magnificent aerial displays at airshows around South Africa.

Sponsored by Eqstra Holdings Ltd, the team consists of renowned pilots Scully Levin, Arnie Meneghelli, Ellis Levin and Sean Thackwray, and has been in operation for more than 14 years.

The Flying Lions have been operating since 1999 and are regarded as an essential act at every major air show across the country, using the world-renowned Harvard AT6 aircraft or “Texan” in their shows.

The Harvard is one of the most successful pilot trainers ever built, with more than 17 000 constructed between 1940 and 1954 alone.

With its inimitable magical sound and fitted smoke system to enhance the choreography of the display, the Harvard has huge spectator appeal and consistently draws massive crowds at aviation events around the country.

A close-knit team that eats, drinks, sleeps and thinks flying, the pilots are tremendously dedicated in what they do and derive great pleasure and satisfaction from formation and display flying.

So, make sure you get to Rand Airport on Sunday, for a great day out and to enjoy all that the Rand Airshow has to offer.

Win tickets:

Five lucky readers can each win a single ticket each to the Rand Airshow.

All you need to do is answer the question: Name one of the pilots in the Eqstra Flying Lions Aerobatic Team?

Comment and answer the question using your Facebook account in the comments section of the article below.

The competition will run until midnight on August 19 and winners will be chosen via a random draw.

Winners will be contacted and notified when they can collect their tickets from the Bedford and Edenvale offices.

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