Category: News Updates

Rooivalk stars at Air Capability Demo

The recently upgraded and redelivered Rooivalk attack helicopter participated in the simulated operational exercise during the Air Capability Demonstration held by the SAAF at the Roodewal weapons range today. The Air Capability Demonstration (ACD) is normally held twice a year in which the SAAF is able to demonstrate its operational capabilities, including co-operation with the…
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Major General Msimang and the Youth Development Program

(All images by Alan Wienburg) On Saturday 02 April 2011, Major General Msimang, Chief Director: Policy & Planning from the SAAF Air Command visited the SA Air Force Museum Youth Development Program participants. He has a great enthusiasm for young people and he greeted and introduced himself to each and every youngster present. He gave…
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SAAF to hold Air Capability Demonstration

SAAF to hold Air Capability Demonstration The South African Air Force will mark the return of the Rooivalk attack helicopter in style when it hosts an Air Capability Demonstration (ACD) next week. The first of the bi-annual exercises will be held at the Roodewal weapons range on Thursday 12 May 2011. The Rooivalk has undergone…
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Friends Meeting Monday, 9th May 2011

Dear Friends You are cordially invited to the April meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 9 May 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. Our quest speaker will be WO1 Chris Pedler, Chief Flight Engineer 35 Squadron. I think you will find his talk more than fascinating. He has agreed to talk about his…
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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…
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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