Project Dreamwings

In 1984 Arthur was sent to 3 Squadron at AFB Waterkloof to fly Mirages. Since seeing a Mirage F1 at an airshow in 1971, he had always wanted to fly Mirages. In 1987 Arthur’s aircraft was hit in the tail area  by an air-to-air missile during a dogfight with a Mig 23. He brought his…
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Aviators Evening

The Shackleton in the SAAF

And what is it then that this old “grey lady” does to all who come into contact with her? It defies logic, even the men who fly and maintain her are also tightly bound within that intrinsic aura that surrounds Pelican 22. The aircraft has a long and illustrious history. The Shackleton was born due…
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Swellendam Airshow

SWELLENDAM AIR SHOW – 5 MARCH 2011 Airshow flyer email final Gates open at 8.00 am Air show – 10 am – 4.00 pm The year’s first and the Cape’s largest air show will be hosted at the Swellendam air field on 5 March 2011. The air in the Overberg area will be alive with dozens…
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New Photographer

New Photographer Appointed Irene McCullagh has joined the website team to bring you more aviation heritage news and images. Irene’s superb images will greatly assist in bringing more news to our visitors.

Arthur D. Piercy – 27th September 1987

It was approximately 1500B (local) on 27th September 1987 when all hell broke loose. There had been numerous call-outs previously which proved to be nothing at all, so when the “hot-line” started ringing there was very little reaction from us. However this time the call wasn’t to go on cockpit standby like before, but rather…
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“Pottie” Potgieter has a visitor

WO R.G. (Jock) Smail (RAF) was one of the engineers who came out with the Shackleton delivery flight. He then joined 35 Squadron SAAF, and was Pottie’s mentor on the “Shack.” Denise dos Santos is Jock Smail’s daughter.

Museum Aircraft Cockpit Images

As part of a project to document the aircraft of the SAAF Museum, we have created a Gallery to show the various cockpits of these aircraft. All submissions will be welcome, and we are interested in older images as well. [dmalbum path=”/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/museum-aircraft-cockpits/”/]

Mach Plus Club Function

MACH PLUS CLUB FUNCTION!! 01 APRIL 2011 IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE SAAF MACH PLUS CLUB PLEASE CONTACT 2LT NTSANE ON 012 312 1033 OR TO VERIFY YOUR DETAILS Kindly inform other Mach Plus Members of the event and ask them to provide their details to ensure a complete guest list

2 ASU wins Air Force Prestige Unit Award

2 ASU does it again! Date: 28 January 2011 For the third successive year, the Air Force Prestige Unit of the year for 2010 has been awarded to 2 Air Servicing Unit, head-quartered at AFB Langebaanweg. The aim of the SAAF annual awards competition is to give recognition to those SAAF units and personnel who…
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