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SAAF airspace surveillance is early warning provider

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“Always watchful” is the motto of the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) Snake Valley-based 140 Squadron, responsible for airspace surveillance 24/7. The unit on the eastern...

Black and Indian pilots are part and parcel of SAAF heritage

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The SAAF (SA Air Force Museum) in its Heritage Month contribution notes the first “person of colour” to be awarded wings was Koomaresen Eargambram. An...

Stolen military truck recovered in Mabopane

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It took military police under two months to track down and recover a national defence force transport vehicle stolen in broad daylight from a...

Reduced availability of aircraft negatively affecting SAAF flying hours

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Constrained funding is affecting the ability of the South African Air Force (SAAF) to provide enough serviceable aircraft, which is negatively affecting flying hours. This...

15 Sqn move to King Shaka still holding

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15 Squadron of the SA Air Force (SAAF) and its Agusta A109 and Oryx medium transport helicopters will remain the sole aviation occupants of...

SAAF pays tribute to first bird control dog

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has paid to Sergeant Frost, its first bird control dog, who kept birds away from the runways of...

CHU does Mandela Day in DR Congo

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The South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) in Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) has an enviable reputation for doing the job during its time...

15 Squadron aids in sea rescue

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An Oryx from the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) 15 Squadron was called out to the New Constant, an oil tanker 50 nautical miles...

Silver Falcon number one marks two thousand cockpit hours

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Silver Falcon team 84 commander, SA Air Force (SAAF) Major Sivu Tangana logged the two thousand hour milestone on the aerobatic team’s PC-7 Mk...

Command Post status for Ex Winter Solstice 2021

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When he officially accepted command of the SA Air Force (SAAF) earlier this month (June), Lieutenant General Wiseman Mbambo identified combat readiness as a...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...