The Dias Festival in Mossel Bay has become synonymous with air shows, and fans can look forward to another exciting aerobatics programme at this year’s festival from Friday, 30 January 2015 to Sunday, 1 February 2015.
Including the Boeing 737 of Kulula.com, which will do a special fly past over the bay on Saturday, 30 January 2015 as part of the festival, nine different types of aircraft will be on display. Many of South Africa’s leading aerobatics pilots, some of whom are South African Airways pilots, will also be in action.
The fly past by Kulula.com during one of their regular flights is a major coup by the Mossel Bay Aero Club, which is organising the airshow. Passengers on this flight will each receive a special certificate of participation in the Dias Festival airshow.
The Flying Lions aerobatics will again be in action in their Harvards. Mossel Bay fans can look forward to another one of their spectacular night displays on Friday, 30 January 2015. They will do two performances on Saturday, 31 January 2015.
A World War 2 Mustang fighter-bomber, piloted by Patrick Davison, is expected to be another big attraction while the Team Xtreme formation aerobatic display team of Mark Hensman and Nigel Hensman, both flying MX2 aircraft, is also likely to add to the excitement of the airshow.
Other aircraft that will be in action are a Yak 55 (Jacque du Plooy), an RV7 (Martin Venn) and a Slick 540 (Neville Ferreira).
The programme will again flag jumps during which members of Skydive Mossel Bay will jump onto Santos beach from a C182 with the South African, Chinese, Indonesian, French, Madagascar and German national flags as well as that of Standard Bank, the main festival sponsor. These countries are all either participating in or are represented by diplomats of the countries at the festival.
Members of the Mossel Bay Aero Club will also do fly pasts in various aircraft on Saturday, 31 January and again on Sunday, 1 February.