Woolacott: tributes from aviation community

2011-08-29 00:00

OVER 350 people from all over South Africa attended a memorial service for Kevin Woolacott, one of 13 people who died when two Albatross aircraft flew into a mountainside near Tzaneen three weeks ago, at the Westville Baptist Church in Durban on Friday.

Woolacott was one of the organisers of the annual Durban Airshow.

The hour-long service featured a eulogy and tributes from family and friends and people in the aviation community.

Ray de Vries, a spokesperson for the family, said it was “a dignified, humorous, sincere and celebratory tribute to a man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends and people connected to the aviation industry, particularly the pilots who fly at air shows”.

Durban aviator Stu Lowe described the agony that Woolacott’s friends, family and even strangers went through on August 14 when the two planes went missing from Tzaneen. — Supplied.

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