Eyes on the skies

Getaway (South Africa) - - Escape -

If you know your Yak 52s, Chip­munks, Har­vards and Pitts Spe­cials – ac­tu­ally, even if you don’t, the Rand Air­show at Rand Air­port in Joburg is a great fam­ily day out filled with thrilling stunts, for­ma­tion fly­ing and demos by some of SA’s top aces. Just about every kind of fly­ing ma­chine can be seen in ac­tion, even an an­cient wing-flap­ping ex­per­i­men­tal pro­to­type pre-dat­ing the Wright brothers. There’s a plane ver­sus F1 rac­ing car chal­lenge, hu­mans fly­ing with­out ma­chines (aka sky­divers) and a raf­fle to win your own plane – yes, you read that right. On the ground there’s loads to see and do, too, from food stalls and a beer tent to static dis­plays of air­craft you can climb onto. Tick­ets R70 adults, R30 kids. 20 Au­gust. randair­show.co.za

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