Category: Exhibitions

Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg, 24th March 2011

Wings Parade, AFB Langebaanweg 24th March 2011 Irene McCullagh attended the Wings Parade held at AFB Langebaanweg on 21st March for the student pilots, course 114/11 (13 in total). It was also the official introduction of the Silver Falcons Team 71 Outgoing leader Maj Scott Ternent handed over to new Number 1 Capt Roy Sproul…
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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.

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/”/]

Skeleton Coast Hero

Hail the modest hero of the merciless Skeleton Coast! In a retirement community in Potchefstroom a real South African hero died, almost unsung in his own country. AT the age of 83 Immins Overbeek Naude succumbed to a double onslaught of asthma and angina. He probably wasn’t unhappy, because he had cheated death 52 years…
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The Saaf and the Warsaw Flights

(This article was first published on 24 September 2008, by Anne Lehmkuhl, and updated by Cameron Kirk Kinnear on 14th July 2019) THE SAAF AND WARSAW Earlier this month, I was blessed to attend a very special remembrance day – that for the brave young men of the South African Air Force who flew to…
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