Two FlySafair Boeing 737 did a fly past at Loftus Versfeld in South Africa.
On the 8th of July low-cost airline FlySafair performed a fly past over Loftus Versfeld Stadium with two Boeing 737 in support of the Springboks before Rugby Championship campaign at the opening match against Australia.
“Our dedicated flyover team at FlySafair has been planning this manoeuvre for over two months now,” says Captain van der Merwe who will be sitting in the jump seat of the lead aircraft. “While we need to remain dynamic to account for changes in timing at the stadium, the whole team has put hours of work into working out every detail, right from determining feasibility and securing permission to developing our flight plan and selecting the pilots – all necessary steps needed to perform the flyover”.
The planes took off from OR Tambo to the Waterkloof golf estate where they circled while waiting for the green light from the stadium. From there we have markers which have been placed down to the second which we need to hit as we make our way to the stadium.
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“Luckily for us Loftus falls into the Waterkloof Military airspace meaning general commercial traffic would need to first seek out permission before entering,” remarked Captain van der Merwe. “This makes planning slightly easier but also means that we can be told to move away by the military base at any moment if a movement from their side is needed.”