Imagine the fresh bite of early morning air, the sun kissing the propeller blades of a Pre-WW2 aircraft, a time when air travel was truly for the privileged few. Is it any wonder that airplanes remain a favourite subject for writers and photographers alike?
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VINTAGE AIRPLANE OUTING – R550.00
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Mankind has always been fascinated by birds being able to take to the skies and has tried to imitate their ability, without success. It wasn’t until 17 December 1903 that the Wright brothers achieved the near impossible at the time. They took flight a mere 6m above ground for a distance of 36.5m and lasted 12 seconds. Aviation has come a long way since then and we all have our own stories about our first encounter off the ground.
With this in mind we have put together a very special experience for photographers. The South African Airways Museum Society is a non-profit organisation founded in 1986 by individuals within SAA and other interested parties. The Society’s main objective is to preserve the history of South African Airways and general civil aviation in South Africa. To raise funds for their projects they open the museum to the public, for corporate events and school parties. It is the only museum in the world with TWO Boeing 747’s and a fleet of flying classic propeller-driven aircraft.
The outing lends itself to very graphic and macro photography. Participants will be able to photograph the aircraft in the open, as well as inside selected aircraft and cockpits. We have arranged an early morning opening and special access to the restored 1940 Lockheed L18-08, or “Andries Pretorius” as it is known, as well as the restored 1947 de Havilland DH.104 or “Katberg”
As an extra special treat, there is an opportunity for participants and their families (even if they’re not included in the full outing) to take a 20 minute scenic flight over Joburg in a vintage Douglas DC3 or DC4 Dakota aircraft. Bookings and payment for this can be done directly with Sky Class Aviation on email@example.com or 011 541 9913 or with Jurie on 082 496 4081.
We look forward to you joining us for this unique opportunity to capture some incredible images of an era gone by. A CODP lecturer will be on hand to assist you with any queries you might have.
Due to the early access to the venue and special access to the restored vintage aircraft, a minimum number of bookings are required for this outing to take place.
South African Airways Museum Society
GPS: -26.241799 and 28.159343
GPS: S26°14’30.48” and E28°09’33.63”
WHAT TO WEAR
- Warm comfortable clothes, it is early morning and chilly
- The venue has lots of “dirt and grime” so be sure to wear old clothes
- Cash – there is a tuck shop available
This outing can be enjoyed using a cell phone camera, a compact digital camera or a DSLR camera. In addition to this, an external flash and tripod will come in useful but neither are essential. Numbers are limited so don’t delay! For further information please contact 086 11 74686 (PHOTO) or firstname.lastname@example.org
* This is a school holiday course which will run over consecutive days