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Oryx proving its worth in Mozambique

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The rotary-winged workhorse of the SA Air Force (SAAF) – the Oryx medium transport - is again proving its worth in flood-ravaged Mozambique. Since the...

Air Force personnel nabbed for fraud

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What appears to have been a fairly lucrative, but illegal, pipeline tapping into the SA Air Force’s (SAAF’s) leave and subsistence and travel (S&T)...

No rush to move AFB Durban as dig-out port delayed

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Portnet delaying plans for a dig-out port on what was previously a major international airport and currently still home to a single SA Air...

SAAF pilot numbers boosted by 17

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) has 17 newly minted pilots in its ranks, along with 10 new navigators and flight engineers. They were presented with...

Inkwazi flying again

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had to wait 10 months before he could make use of the South African Air Force's presidential aircraft for...

21 Squadron apparently didn’t transport VVIPs in 2017/18

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The latest Department of Defence (DoD) annual report has it the SA Air Force (SAAF) logged 496.3 hours flying government VVIPs and...

SAAF can only put two C-130s into the air at any...

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Ever-increasing demands coupled to diminishing resources are putting what was once called "The Pride of the Nation" into an unenviable situation. According to...

SAAF uses majority of allocated flying hours

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In the 2017/18 financial year the SA Air Force (SAAF) achieved 81% of its targeted five thousand flying hours. By far the majority...

Air power capability display marred by Oryx “hard landing”

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Tuesday's SA Air Force (SAAF) air power capability display in Limpopo was marred by an Oryx emergency landing, fortunately with no injuries. The...

Shortfall of more than R7 billion for SAAF air defence programme

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) has a shortfall in excess of R7 billion to provide "prepared and supported air defence capabilities for...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...