Africa Aerospace & Defense 2010 (AAD 2010)

Africa Aerospace & Defense airshow at Ysterplaat Air Force Base (Cape Town). This is one of the main air exhibitions in Southern Africa.

Below are some of my photos from the show on the 24th of September 2010.

The airshow started with a mock air assault. It involved Denel Oryx, Rooivalke, Super Lynx, and a number of other SAAF aircraft and SADF troops.
SADF Pathfinders (Tandem jump) SADF Pathfinders SAAF Douglas C-47TP Turbo Dakota, cargo drop SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) airdrop SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) airdrop SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) with Gecko 8x8 ATV SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) airdrop SAAF Agusta Westland A109 LUH SAAF Agusta Westland A109 LUH MedEVAC SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) hot extraction SAAF helicopter flyby - BK 117 Eurocopter, Denel Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma), Denel AH-2 Rooivalk, Agusta Westland A109 LUH, Agusta Westland Super Lynx 300
USAF Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk 
USAF Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk USAF Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk USAF Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk
On the tarmac
Alenia C-27J Spartan SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF Agusta Westland Super Lynx 300 Silver Falcons ("Silver Valke") Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAAF Hawk Mk 120 SAAF Saab Gripen D SAAF Hawk Mk 120 SAAF Lockheed C-130B/BZ Hercules
UPDF (Uganda People's Defence Force) Aero L-39 Albatros
UPDF Aero L-39 Albatros UPDF Aero L-39 Albatros
UAV's, Missiles, and Target Drones
Denel SKUA Target Drone Denel Dynamics Seeker 400 UAV Denel Raptor IID Long-range, Precision-guided Weapon USAF General Atomics MQ-1 Predator
North American AT-6 Harvard, Cell C acrobatic display
North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team)
USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules
USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules, parachute drop USAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (part of the NATO Airlift Management Agency (NAMA) stationed at PÁPA Airbase)
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, inside USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, engine USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
My biggest fans
Jenny & Caitlin at the Cape Town airshow