Airshow and Lifestyle Expo 2011 (Air Force Base Waterkloof)

The Airshow and Lifestyle Expo 2011, at Air Force Base Waterkloof (Pretoria), was one of the premier events this year.

Below are some of my photos from the show on the 1st of October 2011. I was a bit disappointed, since it was more lifestyle expo than airshow. The SAAF Museum Air Show 2011 at Zwartkop Air Force base was much better, but my father in law enjoyed himself thoroughly.

The airshow started with a mock air and ground assault. It involved SADF Ratels, two SAAF Rooivalke, and a number of other SAAF aircraft and SADF troops.
SADF Pathfinder SAAF Lockheed C-130B/BZ Hercules, parachute drop SAAF Lockheed C-130B/BZ Hercules, parachute drop SAAF Douglas C-47TP Turbo Dakota, cargo drop SAAF Douglas C-47TP Turbo Dakota, cargo drop SADF Parachute Regiment SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) with Gecko 8x8 ATV SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) airdrop SADF Ratel 90 IFV SADF Ratel 90 IFV (and Ratel 20 in the back) SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) airdrop SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) and SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk
SAAF Golden Eagles parachuting team
SAAF Golden Eagles parachuting team SAAF Golden Eagles parachuting team
Airbus A380 Flyby from Lufthansa and Air France
Lufthansa Airbus A380 Flyby Lufthansa Airbus A380 Flyby Air France Airbus A380 Flyby
SAAF Aerobatic Display Team, the Silver Falcons ("Silver Valke") with their Pilatus PC-7 Mk II
SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II
Hawk Mk 120
Hawk Mk 120 Hawk Mk 120
SAAF Aérospatiale Alouette II and Alouette III
SAAF Aérospatiale Alouette II and Alouette III SAAF Aérospatiale Alouette II SAAF Aérospatiale Alouette III
Mirage F.1
Mirage F.1 Mirage F.1 Mirage F.1
North American AT-6 Harvard display
North American AT-6 Harvard formation North American AT-6 Harvard formation North American AT-6 Harvard (Cell C display team) North American AT-6 Harvard formation North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard North American AT-6 Harvard
Vampire FB Mk 52
Vampire FB Mk 52 Vampire FB Mk 52 Vampire FB Mk 52
SAAF Saab Gripen C
SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C dropping flares
Ilyushin Il-76
Ilyushin Il-76
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
P-51D Mustang "Mustang Sally"
P-51D Mustang P-51D Mustang