Monday, June 27, 2011
Gathering on the runway below were five Harvards and five (sometimes six) stunt planes painted with the South African flag on the topside, the eagle's face on the side and the eagle's wings and tail on the underside.
We past by their outdoor museum where huge giants now lay silent, the most famous of them, 'Lobombo', the 747 that did a low fly-over Ellis Park in 1995 during the World Cup Rugby with "Good Luck" written on the underside wishing the Springboks success - of course they won! South Africa was the first country to host the third RWC as a 'single country'. Nelson Mandela, wearing a yellow and green Springbok jersey, came onto the field and personally congratulated the captain, Francois Pienaar and his team.