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AFB Ysterplaat part of putting out destructive Parliament fire

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Military firefighting expertise was part of the overall effort to quell the devastating fire that swept through Parliament this week. The skills of firefighters based...

Oryx rescue in the Cedarberg

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A 22 Squadron Oryx helicopter and its crew were major contributors to a weekend Western Cape mountain rescue. The rotary-wing aircraft based at AFB Ysterplaat...

AFB Ysterplaat fire section helps stop Table Mountain blaze

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Cape Town’s SA Air Force (SAAF) base at Ysterplaat put in extra effort at the weekend as fire hit Table Mountain with a team...

No Shackleton ground run this Saturday

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It’s been five months since the last Shackleton ground run at Air Force Base (AFB) Ysterplaat and military aviation enthusiasts will not be able...

Shackleton ground runs at AFB Ysterplaat

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Saturday, October 28, saw yet another successful ground run of the last SA Air Force (SAAF) Shackleton at the AFB Ysterplaat SAAF...

Ysterplaat instils passion for aviation in local students

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Following hot on the heels of the successful Aviators Evening hosted by Air Force Base Ysterplaat on 8 October, the next day...

SAAF cleans up at 2015 DoD environmental awards

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) was the big winner at this week's Department of Defence (DoD) environmental awards. Between them air force...

Silver Falcons and supersonic car mockup for next Ysterplaat Aviators Evening

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The next Aviators Evening to be hosted by Force Base Ysterplaat onThursday 8 October 2015 is sure to set the pulse racing...

SAAF 95 not exactly top of mind

With just five months left to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the SA Air Force there is not much visible evidence of...

SA Air Force honours the fallen

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May is traditionally the month during which the South African Air Force (SAAF) recalls the memory of its members who gave their...

Air Force chief apologises for Museum closure

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SA Air Force (SAAF) Chief Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang and the Air Force Command Council have apologised for the inconvenience caused by...

Attempted theft behind SAAF Museum closure

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Two factors are behind the current temporary closure of the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at AFB Zwartkop as well as its...

Wings and Wheels cancellation looks set for court

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) looks set to face at least one legal claim following the late decision to cancel the Wings...

December Shackleton engine run canned, but not by Air Force headquarters

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An important component of South African and specifically Cape Town's military aviation history will be denied to enthusiasts this month but it...

CANCELLATION OF AIR FORCE BASE YSTERPLAAT AIR SHOW: 07 and 08...

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The SA Air Force's vision is "An Air Force that Inspires Confidence". Its desired strategic outcomes are to be ready for...

The dust hasn’t settled on Wings and Wheels cancellation

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The decision by the leadership of the SA Air Force (SAAF) to can the planned Wings and Wheels show at AFB Ysterplaat...

SAAF struggles to justify Wings and Wheels show cancellation

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The senior command cadre of the SA Air Force (SAAF) has not won itself any friends, particularly in the Western Cape, ...

Ysterplaat’s Wings and Wheels show canned

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The Wings and Wheels show scheduled for AFB Ysterplaat next weekend has been cancelled, depriving Western Cape aviation enthusiasts of what was...

Ysterplaat pulling out all the stops for Wings & Wheels show

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Air Force Base Ysterplaat is gearing up for a December airshow that is sure to please both the aviation junkie and petrol...

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