From 31 Janto 3 February in sweltering weather, Mossel Bay held it’s festival themed “ where cultures meet”. Santos beach was a riot of stores and shows but the highlight of all was the airventure show. The Dias Festival Air Show took place over the weekend of the 2nd February in Mossel Bay. This festival was 1st established back in 1988 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the landing of Bartolomeu Dias at Mossel Bay.
The air show was organised by Sharon Malcolm & Hans Potgieter and ran like clock work from start to finish. The aircraft that partook in the display were the Eqstra flying Lions, L-39, RV-7, RV-8, Cessna 337, T-28 Trojan, Zlin 50, Pitts Special, Magni M24 & Starlite choppers. One of the highlights of the day was the 27m South African Flag hanging from skydiver Ralph Ridge. The kids had fun on skateboard rigs and on two small trains. Ice-creams were the order of the day.