Author: Guy Ellis

It took 15 years to save MT-2800

After decades of neglect and threat of destruction MT2800 has a proper home and a future. MT 2800 built by British Power Boat Company at their Hythe yard as a 24ft marine Tender Mk II and was assigned the Yard number 1961. She was completed and taken on charge by the RAF at 62 MU…
Read more

Donation of Aeroshell W120 for the Griffons

The South African Air Force Museum and the Crew of 1722 take the opportunity of thanking Mr Freddi Stafford of SOS Oil for the desperately needed generous donation of a drum of Aeroshell W120 oil for our four hungry Rolls Royce Griffon 57A’s.

Wings and Wheels 2011 Air Show Participants

PROVISIONAL AIR SHOW PROGRAM AFB YSTERPLAAT WINGS & WHEELS SHOW 09 & 10 DECEMBER 2011 Air Show Helpline Number: 021 508 6414 JET PROVOST                                                         FLYING DISPLAY L39                                                                             FLYING DISPLAY L39                                                                             FLYING DISPLAY 2 X MX2                                                                    FLYING DISPLAY 4 X HARVARD                                                        FLYING DISPLAY P51 MUSTANG                                                        FLYING DISPLAY SEA FURY                                                                 FLYING DISPLAY YAK 55                                                                       FLYING DISPLAY PITTS…
Read more

AFB Ysterplaat – 70 Years of Aviation Excellence – Part Two

HISTORY AND LOCATION OF AFB YSTERPLAAT PART II The History of Ysterplaat 1810 – 1941 (The Early Years) (View Part One Here) To a certain extent it is not known precisely when aviators started using Ysterplaat as a landing field, but it is interesting to know some of the background to what we know as…
Read more

Wings and Wheels 2011 Airshow

Ysterplaat Air Show incorporating Wings and Wheels Air Show Helpline Number: 021 508 6414  Click for further information!

AFB Ysterplaat – 70 Years of Aviation Excellence – Part One: Introduction

HISTORY AND LOCATION OF AFB YSTERPLAAT   Introduction to flight in South Africa The dream of flight was long given hopeful expression in the mythology of the ancient civilisations and indeed the great Leonardo de Vinci also saw the possibility of flight and drew it on paper centuries before it became reality. And when flight…
Read more

SAAFA Cape Town Notice

SAAFA Lunch Arrangements – Officers’ Mess, Ysterplaat. Our next Lunch will be on 12th April 2011, and will be held at the Officers Mess, Ysterplaat. NOTE WELL! Please book as early as possible so as to allow Juliana to finalise arrangements in good time with the Mess. Date: Tuesday 12th April 2011 Lunch: 12h30 for 13h00…
Read more

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…
Read more