World class gliding pilot floats into Newcastle

Ranked among the top 50 glider pilots in the world, Gary Whitecross has got a trick or two up his sleeve for this years’ Newcastle Airshow.
The Springs resident, who has been flying since 1972, spends his days training at the Springs Airfield in conjunction with the East Rand Gliding Club.
Although he only started gliding a few years ago, he is ranked number 42 after the World Championships in 2014, and he believes gliding is the best entry point to learning how to fly.
‘I believe gliding develops skills that no other form of aviation training can provide,’ he said.

Clear the runway – final countdown to Newcastle Airshow

It is almost time for the most highly anticipated aviation event in KwaZulu-Natal.

On June 4, the skies above Newcastle in northern KZN will play host to the largest airshow in the province – and for the sixth consecutive year organisers Champ Marketing have gone all out.

On Sunday South Africa’s elite acrobatic squad, the South African Air Force (SAAF) Silver Falcons Team 79, will arrive.

We have lift off!

The 6th Annual Newcastle Airshow is just about ready to take off.

The runway is clear, the planes are gleaming and aviation fans are in for a treat this year at the largest airshow still being held in KwaZulu-Natal

On Saturday, 4 June, the skies above Newcastle will again play host to a myriad of dream-machines.

‘The Newcastle Airshow, considered by many as one of the major airshows on the South African calendar, will again attract fans from all over the province,’ said Managing Director for Champ Marketing, Johan Pieters.

The new BMW i8​ will be at the Newcastle Airshow

​The Newcastle Airshow is proud to announce that the new BMW i8​ will be at the Newcastle Airshow for the public to view and enjoy.
This is a first for NEWCASTLE and N KZN !
Make sure you visit the BWM Supertech Stand.
BMW Supertech will give away prizes every 2 hours at the Newcastle Airshow , make sure you enter the competition at the back of your entrance tickets.
Jets, Planes , Cars , Food , Play Park - The Newcastle Airshow the place to be on 30 May 2015.
Gates open at 9am !​

Smoke & Go

DareDevil of the Skies - Menni Parsons
Ask anyone. Menno is one of the kindest hearts and brightest minds on the local airshow circuit. Like Daredevil, whose one act of bravery to save someone’s life marked the start of his life as a superhero, Menno has built up a number of incredible acts of kindness that may well surpass his collection of aircraft.
For those crowd-pleasing jaw-dropping manoeuvres, Menno’s low-flying displays in his P51 Mustang require a near-supernatural enhancement of his senses, just like that of his superhero counterpart.