27 October 2008

PE Airshow 2008

I really enjoyed the airshow on Saturday, despite te fact that the star attraction, the Black Widow, a Mirage C3 was unable to be there, having collided with a sea gull in Cape Town, which severely damanged her wing. If you follow the lables in the side bar you will see pictures I published of her from the previous airshow.

This year we had a good collection of helicopters doing their thing. Squirrel, rescue helicopter of Netcare 911 flying off after a simulated accident.





BK 117's of the SA Airforce doing synchronised flying to the sounds of Ravel's Bolero. These are incredibly versatile machines.


The SA Police Task Team put on a good anti hijacking demonstration with their Squirrel helicopter, complete with sniper.

The Augusta helicopter, which replaced the old Allouettes, was affectionately referred to by the commentator as the Italian stallion.


Oryx helicopter of the SAAF going through its paces


Blogger has been up to its tricks again. Yesterday I was not able to do any posting or commenting and this morning I have not been able to resize my pictures.

8 comments:

Firefly said...

Looking at your pics it seems that you were there the same time as me. I was actually having a lookout for the two of you, but I seem to have missed you.

Firefly said...

Looking at your pics it seems that you were there the same time as me. I was actually having a lookout for the two of you, but I seem to have missed you.

Firefly said...

Looking at your pics it seems that you were there the same time as me. I was actually having a lookout for the two of you, but I seem to have missed you.

Firefly said...

I seem to be having some problems commenting today. It keeps on telling me that it could not comment, but I see they all went through. Please delete the extra ones.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Max, love your pictures!

I have been with the same problem. I just left a comment on Sue about this. I can have my hug photos as always I did. What can we do about this trouble. LOVE huge photos...
I hope Blogger can fix it soon!

Eleanor said...

I really admire your shots and you make life in PE sound really exciting! Imagine that a sea gull can get the better of a Mirage.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Max,
A friend of mine, Carraol, from Photo- Carraol - Images of Mexico City was very gentle and teach me how to resize the photos. Now I can have huge photos again. Please, send me your e-mail and I will send to you the info.

Anna said...

Hey Max-e, always enjoying your air show photos. Anna :)