Africa’s First General Aviation Trade Show

Africa’s first general aviation trade show continues to gain momentum with the introduction of Demo Flights, Africa’s first ever “Park & Sell” and Wonderboom’s biggest fly-in yet.

Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria, Tshwane, will open its doors to welcome over 4000 registered trade visitors looking to experience the latest the general aviation industry has to offer.

The 3-day event is presented in partnership with AERO Friedrichshafen – Europe’s largest general aviation show, and will feature the latest products and innovations from local and international exhibiting companies. A wide spectrum of aircraft on display, as well as free-to-attend workshops where visitors can stay abreast of the latest developments.

On Saturday 6 July, AERO South Africa will host an official fly-in for visitors travelling to the show with their own aircraft. They will be part of Wonderboom’s biggest fly-in yet.

“With less than three months to go, we are truly excited about the launch of this show and what it means for the local industry,” says Shaun Swart, Head of Business Development at Messe Frankfurt South Africa. “There are so many exciting features planned for the show including Africa’s first ever “Park & Sell” aircraft market. With the positive feedback we have been receiving from the general aviation community, AERO South Africa is set to become the ultimate gathering place for industry leaders and stakeholders,” adds Swart.

General Aviation

Covering various aspects of general aviation, visitors can expect to see and experience some of the largest manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, including: Garmin, Bose, Stemme, Jeppesen, Bell and Daher to name a few. Absolute Aviation, the biggest distributor of Textron Aircrafts in Africa, has confirmed their participation with a massive 500sqm stand. View the website for the full exhibitor listing.

Besides being able to view the newest industry technologies and products, the team behind AERO South Africa is focussed on connecting buyers with sellers. This is how the “Aircraft Park & Sell” came about. It is an opportunity for visitors to sell their planes on-site at a nominal fee, and buy from a full range of pre-owned products, services and aircrafts over the three days.

Another exciting feature at the event, is the demo flights where exhibitors have the opportunity to take prospective buyers on demo flights, offering a first-hand experience of the aircraft’s capabilities and features to consumers.

“We are happy about the positive uptake of visitor tickets since we opened registrations just over two weeks ago as we look forward to becoming an influential platform that facilitates the growth of the industry,” concludes Swart.

AERO South Africa is completely free to attend. All you need to do is register for your free visitor pass on the website:

For information regarding the fly-in procedure to the show, visit:

Visitor Registrations: