MEDIA INVITATION BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND
South African Air Force to hold an air
capability demonstration in Makhado
Date of release 07 September 2010
On Thursday, 09 September 2010, the South
African Air Force will hold an air capability
demonstration at Air Force Base Makhado.
Aircraft of different categories will be on
display showcasing various manoeuvres, tactics
of battle and other practical operations.
Amongst others the list of participating
aircraft includes: Hawks, Oryx helicopters,
Casas, C-130, Gripens, Augusta A109, C-208 and
Various simulated exercises which also
include a South African Army Element comprise of
scenarios ranging from mortar attacks, light
artillery drops, air supplies, counter attacks
by jet fighters, photo reconnaissance to fire
fighting. This serves as a splendid opportunity
for the Air Force to demonstrate its strength
and ability to secure the South African air
space and the citizens of the country.
You are cordially invited to send a
journalist and/or a cameraperson/photographer to
cover the event. Journalists who are assigned to
cover the event should confirm their attendance
not later than 08 September 2010 before 12h00.
They are furthermore requested to report at Air
Force Base Swartkop at 06:15.
Kindly be advised that there is limited space
on the aircraft and seats are allocated on a
Issued by: Defence Corporate
(Defence Media Liaison)
Enquiries: Captain Ntsikie Mantshongo
Tel: 012 355 6388
Mobile: 084 464 1918