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Spectacular Friday finale not to be missed

Wed, 11th May '11

Friday’s finale, to be held outside the conference centre, promises to provide a fitting climax to a Wildfire Conference 2011. The terrain lends itself to the visual spectacle that is planned to bring the event to a magnificent conclusion: delegates will have a grandstand view of the events.

The tone will be set by the arrival of the largest South African flag in the world: it will literally drop in on proceedings in the hands of eight skydivers. This will be followed by a display given by the Flying Lion’s Aerobatic Team in their Harvards: an iconic aircraft used for many years by air forces – including the SAAF - around the world. Fifteen Working on Fire Aircraft –bombers, spotters and helicopters - will then perform a flypast; a unique opportunity to see the unmistakeable yellow machines en masse.

This aerial cornucopia heralds the arrival of the Working on Fire ground teams for their post training camp passing out parade. This, too, sets a record, comprising as it does the largest number of fire fighters at a single parade in the history of Working on Fire. The winning teams will receive the accolades due to them, and then the massed teams will raise many a lump in the throat when they sing selected songs plus the National Anthem to close proceedings.

If you miss anything during this incredible conference, make sure it is not this wonderful display.