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Vintage Air Rally nearly here

Dec 12, 2016
Vintage Air Rally nearly here

The Vintage Air Rally flew into South Africa this morning from Gaberone where there was an impressive display of vintage cars to meet them as was the case a few days earlier in Bulawayo.

Some of the aircraft made a detour via the Okavango swamps. Unfortunately during an overnight thunderstorm that struck Maun Airport two aircrafts were damaged. The tie-downs securing a Tiger Moth from Botswana came loose resulting in this aircraft crashing into one of the helicopters accompanying the Rally. It would appear that repairs will not be made in time for them to complete the trip.

The Vintage Air Rally Facebook page reflects some excellent photographic footage of the last week’s travels, including the flight over Victoria Falls and the visits to Bulawayo and Gaberone.

During the course of this week the Rally will fly from Baragwanath to Gariep Dam where they will overnight on Wednesday and then to Plettenberg Bay where they will sleep on Thursday night. On Friday, 16 December the Rally will land at the scenic George Airport from 06h45 and is expected to depart from approximately 08h30 on their last leg to Stellenbosch. The South Cape Old Car Club will have over 20 vehicles on display at the AIFA Academy to welcome the Vintage Aircraft.

Any aviation and old car enthusiasts who wish to attend, please contact Rose Lewis on rose@george.org.za  No entry will be authorised without prior accreditation.