Africa Aerospace & Defense 2012 (AAD 2012)

Africa Aerospace & Defense airshow at Air Force Base Waterkloof (Pretoria),. This is one of the main annual air exhibitions in Southern Africa.

It was a cloudy and rainy day, so the photography was a challenge, but it did clear up later in the day. Below are some of my photos from the show on the 22nd of September 2012.

Opening Ceremony
SAAF Parachutist with big South African flag SAAF Golden Eagles parachuting team
Aermacchi MB-326M (Atlas Impala Mk.I) ZU-IMP 479
Aermacchi MB-326M (Atlas Impala Mk.I) Aermacchi MB-326M (Atlas Impala Mk.I)
Zimbabwe Air Force K-8
Zimbabwe Air Force K-8 Zimbabwe Air Force K-8
Good Year Eagles Aerobatic Team
Good Year Eagles Aerobatic Team
SAAF
SAAF Eurocopter BK 117 SAAF Eurocopter BK 117 
SAAF Saab Gripen C
SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C SAAF Saab Gripen C
SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk
SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk
Atlas Cheetah D
Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D Atlas Cheetah D
MX-2
MX-2 MX-2
Gabriel Pitts Formation
Gabriel Pitts Formation Gabriel Pitts Formation Gabriel Pitts Formation
1Time Flypast 
1Time MD-80
Vampire FB Mk 52 
Vampire FB Mk 52 Vampire FB Mk 52 Vampire FB Mk 52
SAA Airbus A340 & SAAF Aerobatic Display Team, the Silver Falcons ("Silver Valke") with their Pilatus PC-7 Mk II, Flyby 
SAA Airbus A340 & SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAA Airbus A340 & SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAA Airbus A340 & SAAF Silver Valke Pilatus PC-7 Mk II SAA Airbus A340 SAA Airbus A340 SAA Airbus A340
Dogfight - SAAF Saab Gripen C & D and Hawk Mk 120
SAAF Saab Gripen D SAAF Saab Gripen C Hawk Mk 120 Hawk Mk 120
SAAF Saab Gripen C & D SAAF Saab Gripen C
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
We were also treated to a full on mock air assault and air rescue. It involved an SADF Olifant Tank, an SADF Rooikat, Ratels, and a number of other SAAF aircraft and SADF troops. 
SAAF Lockheed C-130B/BZ Hercules, off loading troops Cago air dropped SADF troops SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk with other SAAF helicopters SAAF Oryx (derivative of SA-330 Puma) & Eurocopter BK 117 Loads of big explosions Loads of big explosions Armoured column moving in for the attack SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk supporting SADF Olifant Tank and Ratels SADF Ratel 90 SADF Ratel Command SADF Rooikat 76 SADF Olifant Tank SADF Olifant withdrawing with SAAF AH-2 Rooivalk supporting