Sky sports and fun at airfield

2015-09-24 06:00
=An Extreme Fun andamp; Sports Day will be held at the Uitenhage Airfield on Saturday, October 3rd. A huge advertising board was erected recently in promoting this action-packed fun day for the whole family.

=An Extreme Fun andamp; Sports Day will be held at the Uitenhage Airfield on Saturday, October 3rd. A huge advertising board was erected recently in promoting this action-packed fun day for the whole family.

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The Extreme Fun andamp; Sports Day, which is a run-up to the next Uitenhage Airshow early next year, will be held at the local airfield on Saturday, October 3rd.

Extreme sky sports in which to participate or simply enjoy as a spectator include skydiving, paragliding, powerparagliding, gliding and flying. Back on terra firma there will be adrenaline pumping extreme 4x4 action and a VW Beetle Parade. Other activities include stalls, live music and fun for the kids.

“It is not possible at all to combine extreme or adventurous sports with an airshow. It is against regulations and a high risk of having aircraft and sport activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger,” said Lourens Kruger, organiser of the Extreme Fun andamp; Sports Day as well as the popular Wings andamp; Wheels Festival andamp; Doug Davidson Memorial Airshow.

“We are excited about skydive experts EP Skydivers from Grahamstown, Joos Vos and James Williamson, who will join in the extreme fun by offering the public the opportunity to enjoy tandem skydiving.”

Extreme sports are activities which more than often involve high speed, height, a high level of physical exertion as well as specialized gear. And spectators and participants can be assured that the above will all be present at the Uitenhage Airfield on October 3rd as from 08:00 when the gates open.

Karel Spannenberg from the EC 4x4 Challenge Club will make sure the 4x4 track will be an extreme experience. Once again members of the public, owning 4x4 vehicles, are invited to participate. Entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

“Both the airshow and this extreme sports day are organised with the aim to raise funds in developing and upgrading the local airfield.

“We have already cleared and secured the area, improved the runway and are in the process of erecting security lights. There definitely is an increase in air-traffic and we are proud also to have the light sport aircraft and helicopter training at our airfield,” said Kruger.

He would not like to let the cat out of the bag, but confirmed that they are looking at the possibilities of hosting a national aerobatic championship at the Uitenhage Airfield.

The entrance fee to the Extreme Fun andamp; Sports Day is R30 and R10 for primary school children. The day is organised by the Uitenhage Airfield Association in conjunction with sponsors Algoa Steel, Klinicare Pharmacies and Rangers.

)For more information contact Lourens Kruger 082 320 2615 or Sanet 083 452 7095 or like them on Facebook at Wings and Wheels Festival Uitenhage

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