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SAAF assists in rescue of ill patient at sea

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force (SAAF) assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) and Netcare 911 to airlift a critically ill...

Temporary home for Oryx 1234 at AFB Swartkop

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The helicopter population of the oldest base in the SA Air Force (SAAF) – Swartkop in Centurion – has grown by one but the...

SAAF helicopters help fight Simons Town fire

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South African Air Force Oryx helicopters helped extinguish a fire that broke out in the Simons Town area on Monday. Provincial Disaster Management (PDM) requested...

SAAF helps fight Table Mountain fire

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) provided Oryx helicopters to help fight the Table Mountain fire that began on Sunday 18 April. The fire...

South African Air Force Capability Demonstration

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This video showcases the capabilities of the SA Air Force (SAAF) in the early '10s. Courtesy of the SAAF, this video features the Oryx medium...

15 Squadron in Drakensberg rescue

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A 60-year-old hiker with head injuries was rescued from a precarious site in the Drakensberg thanks to the efforts of the provincial nature conservation...

SAAF assists in rescue of six flood victims

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) used an Oryx helicopter to assist in the rescue of six people who had been trapped due to...

Oryx evacuates sick crewmember off West Coast fishing vessel

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has once again assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in evacuating injured or sick crew off vessels...

SAAF helps recover bodies at Hammarsdale Falls

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) was instrumental in the recovery of two bodies at the bottom of the Hammarsdale Falls in KwaZulu-Natal. On Tuesday...

SAAF Oryx to the rescue again

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An Oryx helicopter from the South African Air Force’s 15 Squadron based at Air Force Base Durban has again come to the rescue of...

SAAF Oryx rescues another seafarer off KZN coast

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter from Durban’s 15 Squadron has medically evacuated a sick passenger off a ship along the Durban...

SAAF assists in rescuing patient off the Queen Mary 2

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An Oryx medium transport helicopter from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was instrumental in medically evacuating a patient from the passenger...

Oryx remains Monusco’s top transport helicopter in the DRC

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in the eastern DRC city, Goma. The CHU includes three...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

Oryx rescues two from sea in Western Cape

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An Oryx helicopter from AFB Ysterplaat-based 22 Squadron was part of a multi-agency search and rescue operation in Western Cape. The medium transport helicopter crewed...

SAAF Oryx used to rescue man who fell off KZN cliff

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A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter was used to rescue an injured man who fell down a 100 metre cliff...

SAAF helps NSRI evacuate injured ship’s crew

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has used two of its helicopters to assist the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to medically evacuate five...

SANDF assists SAPS with Operation Lockdown successes

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), by providing an Oryx helicopter, has assisted the South African Police Service (SAPS) in its Operation Lockdown...

SAAF on firefighting duty in Southern Cape

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A SA Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter again showed its worth this week in a single day of firefighting operations...

Update: Eight injured after Oryx flies through wires

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx helicopter that crashed on the N1 highway just outside Cape Town on Sunday morning was...

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