TAF Skimmerfoil arrives in Port Elizabeth
On Wednesday 4th July 2007 an unusual new exhibit arrived on a flatbed at the SAAF Museum in Port Elizabeth. The Skimmerfoil Jörg IV is an extremely interesting craft which brought a uniquely new dimension to the Museum.
The TAF (Tandem Airfoil Flareboat) Skimmerfoil is referred to as a WIG (wings into ground) craft. Its inventor is Günther W Jörg, who is still involved in Airfoil Flareboat Technology (Airfoil) in Germany. In 1979/80 successful test runs with 4-6 seaters were carried out in South Africa.