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No SAAF Museum air show this year

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There will almost certainly be no SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum air show this year, even though COVID-19 restrictions are considerably more relaxed regarding...

SAAF Museum flying training days back

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Military aviation enthusiasts and photographers can again access their monthly fix in the form of SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum flying training days on...

SA military museums battling but not destitute

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Preservation of South Africa’s history is an important component of the national psyche with the military side doing reasonably well compared to some other...

Spitfire 5518 restoration progressing despite COVID hiccups

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Over the past 12 months, the SAAF Museum Spitfire Restoration Project has much inaction mainly due to the effects of COVID-19, with a major...

Cuban Embassy delegation visits SAAF Museum

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A delegation from the Cuban Embassy together with a representative of the Cuban Co-operation Brigades in South Africa has paid a visit to the...

SAAF Museum re-establishes ties with McGregor Museum

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum, the keeper of and responsible for South Africa’s military aviation heritage, renewed ties with the McGregor Museum outside...

Sad day for SA military aviation

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Wednesday, 17 March 2021, will go into history as a sad day for South Africa’s military aviation fraternity, marked by the death of two...

SAAF Museum Patchen Explorer in fatal crash

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A Patchen Explorer belonging to the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum crashed near Air Force Base Swartkop this morning, killing two senior retired...

SAAF Museum airshow a no-go for the second year running

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Lockdown level one does not open the door for the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum to stage its major fundraiser – the annual airshow...

Navy Museum opening, SAAF Museum still locked down

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The SA Naval Museum in Simon’s Town is the first military history facility to take advantage of level two lockdown regulations and will open...

Gallery: Swartkop flying day 1 February 2020

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at AFB Swartkop held its monthly flying training day on 1 February and as this date was...

Fire destroys SAAF Museum hangar

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An unexplained fire at the weekend in 8 Hangar at Air Force Base (AFB) Swartkop, home to the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum, was...

Another new date for SAAF Museum air show

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum air show at Swartkop will now be held on 7 September, and not 31 August as previously...

SAAF Museum Air Show set for August

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With this year’s Rand Air Show postponed until 2020, Gauteng aviation enthusiasts only have the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum air show on 31...

Election puts SAAF Museum airshow on hold

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base Zwartkop will not hold its annual air show on May 4 with national...

SAAF Museum flying day February 2019

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Spitfire 5518 restoration progresses with new canopy

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The first step on what is going to be a long journey to make South African Air Force (SAAF) Spitfire S/N5518 display-worthy has seen...

Efforts to restore SAAF Museum Spitfire underway

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The 2000 SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum airshow was not a good one in that it lost its airworthy Spitfire in a...

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