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Aero 2023 Wonderboom Airport 6-8 July

Southern Africa’s premier event for the General Aviation industry that covers the full spectrum of services and products for the sector, is the platform to showcase what the General Aviation sector has to offer. 

AERO South Africa is organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Fairnamic GmbH – the new joint venture of Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen who organise Europe’s largest General Aviation Show – AERO Friedrichshafen.

Launched in 2019, AERO South Africa has the full support of the City of Tshwane as the host city, committed to the event until 2024. The City of Tshwane is set to become the hub for General Aviation in Southern Africa, and Wonderboom National Airport is the ideal location as it is one of the only National Airports in South Africa that can accommodate aircraft fly-ins for visitors and demo flights for aircraft OEMs and distributors, allowing for a first-hand experience to the serious prospective buyer during the purchase process.

This not only allows our exhibitors to demonstrate their products but also makes it more convenient for people to attend the event from around the country.  AERO South Africa showcases a spectrum of products and services that feature the latest innovations, developments, and regulations in the General Aviation industry.

The 2022 event welcomed over 3500 visitors with 72 exhibiting companies across 5106sqm. AERO South Africa also featured an engaging workshop programme that covered amongst other tropics, careers for women in aviation, skills development, General Aviation Safety Strategies, and various product launches.

In a first for the event, a successful personalised B2B Matchmaking Programme was launched where businesses were profiled and matched to specific trade visitors that secured and hosted over 100 confirmed B2B meetings at the event.  Over and above there were 103 pre-registered Fly-ins who received free landing, approach, and passenger fees.  Selected exhibitors also offered demo flights, and the Park and Sell area was an opportunity for visitors to view pre-owned aircraft for sale.  

AERO South Africa will take place on 6-8 July 2023, at Wonderboom National Airport.

Visit the exhibition from 09:00 to 16:00 daily.


Private choppers parked on helipad in morning


Runway Details: runway 29/11 length 1825x30m PAPI and Runway edge lights

Rwy 06/24 1280/22m nil lighting

Both Asphalt

Airfield co-ordinates: S25 39 19.1 E028 13 16.8

Area Frequency: Special Rules East 125.4

Special Rules West 125.8

FAD 128/9 124.4

IFR Flight Radar 124.5

FAWB TWR 118.35

FAWB GND 120.6

Runway headings: as above


Elevation: 4095ft

Fencing: Airfield Perimeter is fenced

Fuel: Skeerpoort Verspreiders Avgas and JetA1




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