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Make your dreams fly at Newcastle Techno Hub

fly high with KZN Techno HubsAs the skies above Newcastle play host to the largest airshow in the province, interested investors are urged to visit the Newcastle Technology Hubs team to find out how to make their business dreams take flight. 

The Newcastle Technology Hubs team will be on hand to field enquiries from interested parties at the sixth annual Newcastle airshow at the town’s airport on Saturday, 4 June 2016.

The team will be at its exhibition spot in the main terminal building along with a host of other exhibitors. The hub, to be built at the Newcastle airport, promises to boost economic development in northern KZN by offering a range of incentives, rebates and assistance for investors.

Situated midway between Durban and Johannesburg, Newcastle is well set to meet an investor’s every need.

Abundant water, competitive industrial electricity tariffs and service charges, and a large reserve of stable labour, ensures the town is geared for accelerated economic growth.

Add the well developed transport infrastructure and first world educational, medical and community services, and internationally acclaimed tourist attractions, and you have an offering that presents a a focused, structured and rewarding opportunity.

One of the major attraction at this year’s show will be the Silver Falcons. 

"We are honoured to be one of the few events affiliated with the prestigious team and the South Africa Air Force,” says organiser Johan Pieters.

While pilots take their planes to the clouds, visitors to the show will enjoy more than enough entertainment on the ground.

Helicopter flips will be available from 10am while land lovers will get to see Menno Parsons’ P51 Mustang Sally, Tiger Huey ZS-HGC chopper and Aero L39 Albatros in action, among many others.

Another popular event, the car versus plane race, will this year feature Neville Ferreira’s Slick 540 going toe-to-toe with a Mercedes Benz AMG beast.

The organisers will again this year give young pupils the opportunity to visit the airshow - not only for fun but for learning too. 

"We will be hosting an Ubuntu Educational Day for Grade 11 pupils with maths and science," said Pieters. "Some 700 youngsters from around northern KZN will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the airshow and learn a little more about aviation."