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AFB Langebaanweg

Somersveld airfield

Air Force Base Langebaanweg

"Tenax Propisiti Vinco" (Through Tenacity Comes Success)
Status: Current
Co-ordinates: Lat: 32? 58' 0   Long: 018? 09'
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Just over an hours drive from Cape Town, this base is home to the SAAF's flying school as well as playing host to visiting squadrons on air/air and air/ground exercises. Planning for its construction commenced in 1942 with the first aircraft, an Anson, arriving in February 1946. Originally based at Dunnoter, the Central Flying School moved to Langebaanweg in December 1992, with 80 ANS moving in after the closing of AFB Ysterplaat Detached at Cape Town IAP during 2003. The Base was renamed from CFS Langebaanweg to AFB Langebaanweg in 2001.

The airfield at Somersveld, approximately 42km SE of AFB Langebaanweg, is used for overflow basic flying training.

Squadrons at this base:
2 Air Servicing Unit, 526 Squadron, Central Flying School

Aircraft at this base:
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)

Other Bases:
AFB Swartkop (now AF MDW), AFB Ysterplaat Detached (Cape Town IAP), Air Force Base Bloemspruit, Air Force Base Durban, Air Force Base Hoedspruit, Air Force Base Makhado, Air Force Base Overberg, Air Force Base Pietersburg, Air Force Base Waterkloof, Air Force Base Ysterplaat, Air Force Mobile Deployment Wing, Air Force Station Port Elizabeth, Air Force Station Thaba Tshwane, N/A, Other, SAAF Gymnasium, TEK Base