From 21 to 25 September, Ysterplaat Airforce Base in Cape Town hosted the 2010 Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo. This is the last time the event will be held in Cape Town for the foreseeable future. From 2012, the event will return home to the renovated AFB Waterkloof in Pretoria.
This year’s show featured some excellent flying displays by both military and civilian aircraft. One of the showstoppers must certainly have been the Alenia C-27J Spartan twin-engine transport aircraft which was thoroughly wrung out by the Company display pilots.
The Aerial Perspective scored a coup when we were asked to arrange an air-to-air shoot of the Kazan Helicopters Ansat utility helicopter.