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Prepare to be swept off your feet as – for the first time since 2014 – the highly anticipated Virginia Airshow makes its triumphant return to the skies above Durban, South Africa on September 9.

The 2023 Durban Virginia Airshow is a spectacular day for aviation enthusiasts, families, and thrill-seekers.

With a legacy of being one of the best airshows in Africa, this year’s line-up promises is one of the most exciting to date.

Highlights on the day will include displays by the Marksmen Aerobatic team, Puma Flying Lions and the Goodyear Eagles. The South African Airforce will be another showstopper with the Raptor and other legendary aircraft in action.

Captivating aviation skill and expertise will be showcased by some of South Africa’s top pilots such as Patrick Davidson, Andrew Blackwood-Murray, Nigel Hopkins, Jason Beamish, and Scully and Ellis Levin.

They are an inspiration to young and old as they continue to light up the skies and inspire aviation enthusiasts with their daring stunts.

One of the partners making this year’s Virginia Airshow possible is Shell Down Stream South Africa. “Shell Aviation is a key sponsor of this year’s Durban Virginia Airshow as part of Shell Downstream South Africa’s 120 years of powering progress in South Africa,” said General Aviation Manager at Shell South Africa, Lieketseng Bhengu.

As a pivotal sector, aviation plays a vital role in propelling the nation’s economic growth. With strategic connectivity, cutting edge technology and a commitment to excellence, the aviation business in South Africa serves as a cornerstone for both domestic and international trade fostering prosperity and innovation across industries, while also uniting loved ones no matter the distance.

Other sponsors of this year’s Durban Virginia Airshow include Starlite Aviation, Hollywood Bets, Southern Sun and AMRHO Tourism.

Buy tickets online at or at any Spar countrywide. Gates open at 08h00.

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