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 Gifts from the heavens

The small Overberg community in Protem will never forget 09 May 2008.

The learners of the newly formed pre-primary school development center, will remember the “Big Bird” that visited them and brought them sweeties & sport equipment.

AFB Overberg decided to donate money to two institutions that have gone the extra mile in delivering unprecedented service to the local community.
This was realized on 09 May 08 when the Base Command Council flew to the different institutions to officially hand the donations over to them.

After the handing over of the donation at Protem, the kids took a stroll to the rugby field to take a look at the Big Bird, which was a TFDC Oryx helicopter, and to talk to the friendly aircrew. The sight of this impressive aircraft at close range will be an experience they’ll never forget.

For those of us on board it was an experience to see the Overberg’s Renosterfeld, the white “De Hoop” sand dunes, sheep, ostriches and farming activities from above.

The 2nd donation went to the Child Welfare Centre of Bredasdorp. The Base Command Council was welcomed with traditional milktart and koeksisters. The chairperson’s explained that the survival of institutions like these solely depends on donations. The donation from AFB Overberg couldn’t have come at a better time. All projects endeavored by the institutions are of benefit to the community.

On our return to base, we were reminded of how privileged we are to be able to fly in the Overberg when we saw the heavenly view of the Arniston coastline with it’s exquisite caves.

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