PMB skies to come alive

2012-06-21 00:00

THE skies above Pietermaritzburg will be filled with the roar of high-performance aircraft this weekend when the KwaZulu-Natal Winter Air Tour comes to the city.

This is the fourth leg of the tour, which has already entertained people in Newcastle, Richards Bay and Ulundi. After Pietermaritzburg it makes its way to Margate and finishes in Durban.

“The aim of the tour is to promote the six regional airports in the province,” tour spokesperson Justin Scott told The Witness.

“Most people don’t know that we have six airports in the province. If you asked anyone to name an airport, they would probably just name King Shaka [International Airport].”

He said the show — to be held from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday — would also showcase the airport to businesspeople interested in conducting business in KZN. It would feature an exciting line-up of 51 exhibitions.

“We want families to come and enjoy a fun day out,” he said.

“There is also a big aviation fraternity in Pietermaritzburg who will enjoy the show.

“We also expect to see guys who just love to see planes flying around doing crazy things.”

The tour is part of Economic Development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu’s plan to see the province becoming the prime events destination in the country.

“The air show is a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Treasury, the provincial Department of Economic Development and the Msunduzi Municipality,” said Scott.

It will showcase aircraft such as the L39 jet, the Ecko Yaks, the Zoo York Zlins, the Mazda Zoom Zoom team and Gabriel Pitt Specials.

“The Pietermaritzburg show is unique among the six regional shows because it has adopted a green footprint approach to managing its exhibition area and waste,” said Scott.

Tickets will cost R50 for adults and R30 for children. Witness readers can win 100 tickets.

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