The extremely popular Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics will return to the skies of Durban on the 28 May at Greyville Race Course. This event goes beyond any other aviation event that has been staged in Durban or South Africa. Spectators can look forward to the thrilling sounds and aerobatics of these flying machines as they execute their manoeuvres with speed and fine precision. This event is unique – and unlike other aviation events, it’s not happening at an airport but in the skies above Greyville Race Course and The Royal Durban Golf Course.
Held in conjunction with the Annual Daily News 2000 horse race. The Daily News 2000 is seen as the precursor race meeting for the Vodacom Durban July. The Sky Grand Prix will see over 10 thousand people descending on Greyville Race Course to enjoy top class aerobatic racing, fly pasts and other festivities that the organizers are planning for the day.
The Sky Grand Prix of Aerobatics is a competition, which will see 10 Experienced Aerobatic pilots competing against each other over the skies of Royal Durban Golf Course. The competition requires these “Gladiators of the Sky” to perform breath-taking manoeuvres using 25 meter pylons as markers. These pylons will be placed strategically on the Royal Durban Golf Course, and the pilot’s technical maneuvers will be analyzed by a panel of SAC judges and will ultimately result in a Champion being crowned. The Greyville Race Course will be the central arena from which the spectators will have a prime view of the competition akin to watching the “Gladiators at the Colosseum”.
*The event is a Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) internationally sanctioned event and is sanctioned locally by the Sport Acrobatic Club (SAC) and the Recreational Aviation Administration of South Africa. (RAASA).
This unique one of a kind event is one that the whole family will enjoy so be sure not to miss out. Tickets available via Computicket from the 4 April 2016 and will also be available at Greyville on the day. Ticket price: R220 for adults and R50 for children under 12.
Details featuring 10 of the World’s best pilots are available on the blogsite: skygrandprixofaerobatics2016.blogspot.co.za
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