The Durban Airshow is an annual event that brings back fond memories for me. As kids, we used to climb up onto the roof of my grandparents’ shed to get a good view of the spectacular aerial displays put on by talented, fearless pilots in an array of planes from World War II biplanes to sleek, modern jets. This year is the 56th edition of the show which sees planes, pilots and vistors flock to Durban.

In 2012, not much has changed except that this year we will be able to watch the airshow from our balcony and we have already been treated to a taster this afternoon as some of the acrobatics teams practised their amazing feats.

There has been lots of roaring of engines, spinning, dipping and diving and if this afternoon is anything to go by, tomorrow will be brilliant to watch.

Tha gates to the show, held at Virginia Airport open at 7:00 and tickets cost R100 for adults and R50 for children under 13 and pensioners. For more detailed information about tomorrow’s arrangements see the Durban Airshow Website