Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Thu 01 Oct 2009, 10:15 am

Just a reminder to Lightning and Buccaneer enthusiasts. The Overberg Airshow will be held on the 14th of November 2009 near the coastal town of Bredasdorp in South Africa. So Far expecting to see among others :

Lightning
Buccaneer
Hunter
Gripen
Hawk
Cheetah vs Gripen Dog Fight
Silver Falcons
Various Civilian display Teams
SAAF Museum Aircraft

Other displays we usually see, but is not yet confirmed:
Live Bomb & Missile Firing
Sonic Boom

Also a chance of some heavy Displays, and if we are lucky we should see the South African Air Force's first new Gripen C in action.
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby PhilW on Thu 01 Oct 2009, 5:36 pm

And to top it off I think Dave Griff will confirm beer is about 10p a pint! :grin:
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Fri 02 Oct 2009, 6:41 am

Yes it promises to be excellent! I hope they bring down former XP693 (ZU-BEY) again. This is such a beautiful aircraft to see flying...

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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby DamienB on Fri 02 Oct 2009, 7:04 am

You'd have to drink a lot of beer to make up for the cost of getting there sadly!
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby nellis6 on Sun 04 Oct 2009, 11:50 am

I will be there, just finalising mt Press tickets. A report will appear on www.jetwashaviationphotos.com when I return to the UK laye November.

Mike Green :rock:
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby 24left on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 1:06 pm

Been there many times and never once seen 'live missile firing'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby nellis6 on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 1:55 pm

maybe you were asleep or can't tell the difference between that and pyrotechnics? The show is famous for live firings!
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 8:12 am

Been there many times and never once seen 'live missile firing'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Proof (As if it were needed)

Not my picture, but courtesy of IPMSSA.ZA.ORG

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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby nellis6 on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 9:55 am

Oh yeh, gimme some of that in 2 weeks time!!!!!
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 11:10 am

Update on program (All still preliminary)


Lightning
Buccaneer
Hunter
Gripen
Hawk
Cheetah vs Gripen Dog Fight
Silver Falcons
SAAF Air Power Demonstration
Boeing 737 two-ship formation display
Mirage IIICZ + Mirage F1AZ Formo & solo displays
Other Civilian Displays

No idea which of Thunder City's aircraft will be coming, but sure to see at the very least a Lightning, Buccaneer and Hunter.
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby jetwash on Fri 30 Oct 2009, 12:06 pm

bushman wrote:Update on program (All still preliminary)


Lightning
Buccaneer
Hunter
Gripen
Hawk
Cheetah vs Gripen Dog Fight
Silver Falcons
SAAF Air Power Demonstration
Boeing 737 two-ship formation display
Mirage IIICZ + Mirage F1AZ Formo & solo displays
Other Civilian Displays

No idea which of Thunder City's aircraft will be coming, but sure to see at the very least a Lightning, Buccaneer and Hunter.



All the items sound intersting, but ^ that sounds VERY intersting, and not something seen everyday! (Mind you, neither are most of the others! lol)
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 10:35 am

All very exciting! I have unfortunately heard that the Mirage III / Mirage F1 duo might not be there, but also heard that they are planning something "Special" at the event. Might be a rare fly-past or display, but can't be sure what it might be
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby jetwash on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 3:41 pm

A vulcan? :question: :whistle:
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby Offbreed on Tue 03 Nov 2009, 7:40 pm

Sounds like a fantastic airshow, sure hope there will be some video of it posted on the net. :drool:
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Wed 04 Nov 2009, 6:52 am

A vulcan? :question: :whistle:


I doubt we will be THAT lucky :grin: But sure enough it will be amazing. Let's hope the weather plays along. Seems everything is coming together nicely now.
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby bushman on Fri 06 Nov 2009, 5:28 am

And We finally have an accurate program! Show starts 10:00 on Saturday, finishing into the night.

Golden Eagles - SAAF Parachute Team
Silver Falcons - SAAF Aerobatic Team
Robinson R44
Harvards
L29
RV 7/8
Puma
Mirage F1
MX2
Hunter
Rotorway - Helicopter on a Trailer
Buccaneer
Lynx
L39
Oryx
Lightning

LUNCH

Air Capability Demonstration - Hawk Bombing * Rooivalk Cannons * Oryx Fast Roping * Agusta Extraction
Pilatus Astra Solo
L29
Mirage F1 vs Gripen
RV 7/8
C47 - TP Dak
Hunter
MX2
Agusta LUH A109
Lynx
Rooivalk
Oryx
Helicopter Formation Flight
Buccaneer
Hawk
Lightning - Lucky Draw winner onboard
Gripen
Silver Falcons - SAAF Aerobatic Team
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby jetwash on Sat 07 Nov 2009, 12:10 pm

Is there a live feed? :biggrin:
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Re: Lightnings, Buccs and more @ Overberg Airshow South Africa!

Postby iainpeden on Sat 12 Dec 2009, 11:29 am

In light of the sad event at the airshow - I would say the lucky draw winner was - very!
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