Introducing Air Show South Africa
Wesbank Botswana International Airshow
A fantastic airshow took place on Saturday 16 May at Matsieng airfield north of Gaborone complete with an excellent full colour printed programme! I hope the organisers of the SAAF’s airshow at AFB Swartkop will take note! As before Hentie De Wet and his airshow team comprising family members and staff from De Wet Drilling staged an incredible experience. The Botswana airshow has become one of the most significant airshows on the southern African calendar and this year the show attracted many South African aviators who flew in to attend.
Brilliant PTAR 2015
The 2015 President’s Trophy Air Race (PTAR), held at Tempe Airfield in Bloemfontein between 28 and 30 May, was probably one of the finest ever staged with 84 teams competing, most of whom completed the two-day event.
Aircraft of the United States Marine Corps
All over the world, US Marines are known for their ability to dramatically influence conflicts and wars, despite the fact that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) only has about 190 000 personnel in total. The Marines' intense basic training has become the subject of many documentaries and movies. Many of our readers will have heard the phrase, 'Every marine a rifleman'. With such a focus on ground operations, why does the USMC operate more than a thousand aircraft, even earning the nickname, 'the third air force'?