100 Years Celebration of Intercontinental Flight between the United Kingdom and South Africa 

The UPAS Team was given the opportunity to document the flight of "Little Annie", a Russian Antonov 2, during her celebratory flight over the University of Pretoria Engineering 4 campus. Six historic aircraft types partook in this event and flew over in order of their ages. We are extremely grateful to Mr Mark Hill and Mr John-Mark Hill for allowing us to document the flight of "Little Annie" and ride along during the display.

Aircraft Pilot/Leader
Tiger Moth Jeff Earle
Auster John Ilsely
Boeing Stearman Ivan van der Schaar
Chipmunk Gavin Brown/Grant Timms
Antonov 2 Mark Hill
Alouette 2 Charles Fuller
Cessa 210 Charles Pratley
Alouette 3 Rob Oshner
Hughes 500 Kim Pratley
Bosbok Jason Beamish
Harvard Aerobatic Display Arnie Meninghelli


Some awesome footage was taken of the flight by mounting action cameras on the Antanov 2 wing and inside the cockpit. Furthermore, we also recorded the radio activity. An official video will follow in the next few weeks with this footage along with exclusive interviews of both pilots.


A few pictures from the day's events can be seen below. For further images and videos please refer to our social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.




Published by Allison King

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