Vintage Ford to challenge old aircraft

2016-03-02 06:00

LIVE streaming by flying drones, will give Wings & Wheels festival-goers the feel of being “into it” when adrenaline pumping action can be viewed and enjoyed on a big screen in one of the hangars.

“There will be an array of two, four and no wheels, but wings action on Saturday at the Uitenhage Airfield. Those driven by curiosity always want to be closer to the action than allowed.

“By utilizing drones, it not only offers you a bird’s eye view, but also visuals that make you feel part of the action,” said Lourens Kruger, an organiser of the weekend’s Wings & Wheels Festival and Doug Davidson Memorial Air Show.

The festival starts with a trail run on Friday afternoon and mountain bike races on Saturday morning.

Some of the highlights of this year’s event are the new extreme 4x4 track which will be showcase of ultimate driving skills and superior mechanical abilities.

“The race challenge of a Porche V8 against the Whisper aircraft of Russel Phillips will be awesome. Also the vintage race between a 1929 Model A Ford and a vintage aircraft from the late 1940s,” said Kruger.

Aircraft to be seen at this 5th annual show include a Mustang, L39 Jet, Seafury, Sukoi, all flown by international aerobatic pilot Patrick Davidson and his father Stu Davidson.

It is organised by the Uitenhage Airfield Association and the beneficiaries of the event are the Oosterland Youth Centre and the Uitenhage SPCA.

For more information regarding the festival and air show or to view the full programme packed with action visit or call Lourens Kruger on 082 320 2615.

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