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SAAF bringing out the big guns for Museum Air Show

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is pulling out all the stops for the SAAF Museum Air Show on Saturday, with Gripens and Hawks...

SA Air Force Museum’s Korean War Hall re-opens

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This week the Korean War Hall of Remembrance at Swartkop Air Force Base Museum in Pretoria was opened after a substantial upgrade. The Ambassador...

Spitfire Restoration Project celebrates new hangar with roof wetting

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The Spitfire Restoration Project on Saturday officially celebrated the completion of the new roof for its restoration hangar at Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing...

First public ground run in over three years for Ysterplaat Shackleton

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Not even the current bout of cold, wet, wintry weather in Western Cape could dampen the enthusiasm of military aviation enthusiasts who turned up...

Gripen and Hawk to headline SAAF Museum air show

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The sharp end of the South African Air Force (SAAF) in the form of its Gripen and Hawk jet combat aircraft will take part...

SAAF Museum Kudu loses door during AAD air show

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All went well for the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) air show at the weekend with one exception. A vintage Kudu single-engined utility aircraft in...

SAAF Museum flying training day canned as efforts go into AAD...

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The monthly SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum flying training day for September is the most visible “casualty” ahead of the Africa Aerospace and Defence...

UPDF delegation calls on SAAF Museum

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A call on the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base (AFB) Swartkop was an early stop on the itinerary of a...

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 crash but...

Gallery: SAAF Museum air show 2018

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The South African Air Force Museum held its annual air show on 5 May, which was very well attended by the public....

Youth exhibition to precede SAAF Museum air show

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A youth exhibition today will precede the annual South Africa Air Force (SAAF) Museum air show to be held on 5 May...

SAAF getting ready for Zwartkop airshow

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is getting ready to host the annual Museum air show at AFB Zwartkop next weekend, with...

Gallery: SAAF Museum flying day Dec 2017

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The South African Air Force Museum at AFB Zwartkop held its last flying day for the year on 2 December, which also marked...

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...

Zwartkop Air Show a crowd-pleaser, despite low turnout

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The South African Air Force Museum's 2017 annual Air Show, themed "Pioneering Our Future", took place over the weekend at AFB Zwartkop...

SAAF Museum gearing up for air show

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The South African Air Force Museum at Air Force Base Zwartkop is gearing up for what it says will be one of...

SAAF Museum working on restoration projects and transformation displays

As part of its role in preserving South Africa's military aviation heritage through its museum, the SA Air Force (SAAF) is compiling...

Gallery: SAAF Museum air show 2016

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The South African Air Force Museum held its annual air show on 7 May at Air Force Base Zwartkop. Tens of thousands...

SAAF Museum gears up for 2016 air show

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A race between the Gautrain and an Alouette II helicopter on Tuesday morning was used to highlight the South African Air Force...

SAAF Museum adds a Cessna 185 to its inventory – more...

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Yet another example of the dedication and commitment that is the hallmark of SA Air Force Museum people, be they full-time 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 Museum flight’s new addition ready to fly

The latest addition to the SAAF Museum flight – a Cessna 150 – is expected to take part in the September flying...

Paramount SAAF Museum Air Show promises to be a goodie

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This Saturday is air show day at AFB Zwartkop when the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum's annual fundraiser takes to the skies....

SANDF proud of care and support for its military museums

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is, according to its Director: Corporate Communication, "extremely proud" of its military heritage and the care...

Gallery: SAAF Museum flying day Sep 2014

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The South African Air Force Museum held its monthly flying training day at AFB Zwartkop on 6 September, two weeks ahead of the...