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New leader for the Silver Falcons

The official aerobatic display team of the South African Air Force has a new team leader with the appointment of Maj Werner Vermaak.

 

SAAF Museum Air Show showcases old and new

From the moment the swarm of motorized gliders took flight in the clear blue skies above Swartkop Air Force Base outside Pretoria, one of Africa’s largest air shows was assured of success.

 

SAAF struggles to justify Wings and Wheels show cancellation

The senior command cadre of the SAAF has not won itself any friends, particularly in the Western Cape, by the late cancellation of the Wings and Wheels show due to have taken place at AFB Ysterplaat next weekend.

 

Row after Cape air show cancelled

A furious row has erupted over the South African Air Force’s decision to pull the plug on Cape Town’s Wings and Wheels Air Show, with the local aviation fraternity claiming political interference as the root cause.

 

Media Statement: Cancellation of AFB Ysterplaat Air Show

After a due diligence review of the arrangements for the show, and several attempts at corrective action, the Air Force command found it difficult to reconcile the planned show with the Air Force’s Vision and Strategic outcomes.

 

Ysterplaat Wings and Wheels Air Show (Cancelled)

With just two weeks t go, the South African Air Force has cancelled the Wings and Wheels 2013 show.

 

Falcons to fly at Rand

The SAAF's crack aerobatics team – the Silver Falcons – will take to the skies for only their second public display of the year on Saturday at the Rand Airshow.

 

TFDC Fly-In 2012

The TFDC Fly-in took place on 20 April 2012 at its usual place on AFB Overberg. Each year the dedicated organisation team go one step further to make the day better than the previous show and this year was no exception.

 

Flight Test Centre readies for airshow

AFB Overberg, home of the airforce\'s Test Flight and Development Centre near Bredasdorp in the southern Cape, is getting ready to wow the public with its own distinctive brand of airshow on Saturday 21 April 2012.

 

Zwartkop Airshow 2011

Zwartkop airforce base near Pretoria was a hive of activity on Saturday 21 May, for it was the setting for the eagerly awaited SAAF Museum airshow styled From Canvas to Jets.

 

Swellendam sets standard for airshow season

The skies above the small town of Swellendam in the picturesque Overberg region came alive over the weekend of 4 - 6 March.

 

Port Elizabeth Air Show 2010

The annual Port Elizabeth air show held on Saturday 30 October 2010 was one of the most successful air shows held in Port Elizabeth.

 

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2010

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2010 (AAD2010) was held at AFB Ysterplaat from 21 to 25 September, with Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September as public air show days.

 

AFB Overberg (TFDC) Airshow 2009

The TFDC airshow is always a much anticipated event on the SA airshow calendar. Our in-depth report includes 70 photos.

 

Ysterplaat Aviators Evening

AFB Ysterplaat, held its bi-annual Aviators Evening on Thursday by providing something very special.

 

Westcoast Air Carnival & Fly-in

Situated on the West Coast, Vredendal hosted the Denel Aviation Westcoast Air Carnival & Fly-in at the Old Flying Field. Dean Wingrin reports.

 

Gripen debuts at Air Capability Display

The new Gripen fighter participated in a simulated operational exercise for the first time during the Air Capability Display at the Roodewal weapons range yesterday.

 

Navy Festival 2009

The SA Navy held its annual Navy Festival at Simon\'s Town from Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March 2009. Dean Wingrin reports.

 

Air Force Day Parade

The annual Air Force Day Parade was held today at the Swartkop airfield near Pretoria, during which the Prestige Awards winners received their trophies.

 

AAD 2008 Airshow Report

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2008 (AAD) will be remembered for a number of reasons. We bring you the airshow report with a large number of photos.

 

Presidential Fleet Review

Friday 5 September was a very special day for the SA Navy, for it was today that the Navy hosted a Presidential Fleet Review. I was most fortunate to have been invited to be aboard the frigate SAS Spioenkop.

 

Arrival of third SA Navy submarine

SAS Queen Modjadji I, South Africa\'s third and final submarine ordered under the Strategic Defence Package, arrived in Simon\'s Town today.

 

Overberg Airshow

Mention of the TFDC Air Show (held every second year) is guaranteed to set the pulse racing and the heart pounding, with anticipation of exotic SAAF aircraft such as the Cheetah, Mirage, Gripen and Hawk and the Thunder City fast jets, such as the English

 

West Coast Air Carnival - Vredendal

Organised by the Vredendal Flying Club, the air carnival / fly-in developed into a mini air show for the crowd of a few thousand which attended.

 

Alouette III final flight

22 Squadron, AFB Ysterplaat The Alouette III helicopter is a legend in the South African Air Force. Doing all it was asked and more, this amazing helicopter served for 44 years and the fleet flew more than 346 000 hours. That equates to 39.5 yea...