Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014

Canon sponsors AAD 2014 photography competition – open to all the show’s attendees [AAD143]

19 September 2014

If you brought your camera to the show, get snapping and stand a chance to win a Canon camera at this year’s AAD 2014 photography competition. The 1st prize per category will be a Canon PowerShot SX510HS with a retail value of R2,499.00, while the 2nd prize per category will be a Canon PowerShot S600HS with a retail value of R1,999.00.

Following the success of the AAD 2012 competition, the show organisers and sponsor have decided to open entries to include all attendees as well as professional, news and magazine photographers.

Deadline for photo submission is 30 September 2014 and pictures will be judged in the following categories: airshow mobility track, mini war, social interaction with people and the static aircraft park.

To enter, submit five of your best pictures in high resolution to

Winners will be announced during the month of October 2014. Detailed terms and conditions and the competition rules are available at

It’s time for the public days The show organisers have gone all out to put together an impressive line-up across static aircraft, aerobatics displays and mobility track demonstrations. Also, the appearance and display of Bloodhound – the supersonic car designed to travel faster than the speed of sound – powered by a jet and rocket engine.

These displays and demonstrations are bound to cause the adrenaline rush and excitement that accompany a world-class event of this magnitude.

This is a perfect opportunity to avail yourself, kids, family and friends of the spirit of aerospace and the vast opportunities that exist for business, career and leisure opportunities.

For more information about the exhibition and airshow, download the free mobi-app for both Apple and Android devices or visit The app and website are updated regularly to ensure that you are kept abreast with all the excitement leading up to and during the airshow in real time.

Air Show tickets are available on computicket ( – and the public is encouraged to purchase discounted presold tickets to minimise delays and congestion at the gate. Ticket prices range from R70.00 for adults, and children under 12 years and pensioners only pay R60.00.

Road closures

The AAD 2014 organisers advise all motorists of the upcoming planned road closures on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September.

The roads will be closed from 4am on Saturday 20 September and will reopen in the late evening of Sunday 21 September. AAD organisers are working closely with Tshwane City Metro Police, Emergency Services, the SAPS, fire and rescue services and Disaster Management to manage the traffic going to and leaving from the air show. The roads being temporarily closed are:




Public attending the show are encouraged to utilise the park and ride facilities to ease the congestion on all roads leading to AFB Waterkloof.

Park and ride facilities AFB Zwartkops (on the Old Johannesburg Road, Valhalla) and 68 Air School (Snake Valley Rd, Centurion) have been made available for official park and ride purposes. The park and ride service is free and will be operating this Saturday and Sunday from 6.30am to 6pm.

Only official park and ride buses and emergency vehicles will be permitted in the traffic-free zone.

The show organisers apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Any further updates will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter pages to help inform the public over the weekend. Detailed information regarding the road closures is available at or by calling Senior Supt Mahamba +27 82 611 9971/ + 27 12 672 4059.

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