With immediate effect all parties at the Bokkie Park (play park) are to be stopped. This decision became necessary after an unfortunate incident on 16 November 2013. Persons making use of the Bokkie Park facility proceeded to climb onto the wings of the Lodestar, from there they climbed onto the Shackleton wings and illegally gained access to the Shackleton. A sonar buoy had been removed from the Shackleton and was found under the fuselage of the Ventura. The persons involved alleged that they had removed it to show fellow members at Bokkie Park. The SAAF Museum was established to protect, restore and display items of significant cultural heritage. As custodians of SAAF heritage we cannot allow such actions. We trust that all aviation enthusiasts and visitors abide by this notice. This notice also serves to inform Museum visitors that it is not permissible to climb onto, or enter aircraft, on display.
UP WERE IT BELONGS, PATCHEN RETURNING TO THE SKY.The Patchen Explorer was conceived by the former Thurston Aircraft Corporation in the USA as a landplane version of its TSC-1 Teal amphibian. The development of both designs was financed by Marvin Patchen Inc,
EMORIAL STONE FROM DERELICT CHURCH AT MT EDGECOMBE FINDS NEW HOME IN SAAF MUSEUM
At 30A Marshall Drive, Mount Edgecombe stands a small church that is more that 100 years old. The church was built to service the community who used to live and work for the old Tongaat – Hulett Sugar Mill. The church now stands in the industrial area of Mount Edgecombe and over the years, has been vandalised and completely stripped of all its
The South African Air Force Museum Air Show was, for the second year running, voted the best Air Show in South Africa.
The badges of rank for Commissioned Officers, known in military terminology as the "pip" had an exceptionally strong Christian background. These badges of rank were worn by officers in the South African Air Force from its inception in 1920 until South Africa became a Republic on 31 May 1961.
The Rooivalk helicopter that had its maiden flight on the day Mr Nelson Mandela’s was released from prison in 1990 will be handed over to the SA Air Force Museum on his 94th birthday.
Mike Kgobe, the CEO of Denel Aviation says the Rooivalk combat support helicopter represents the best in South African design and manufacturing, demonstrating the country’s ability to produce a world-class, home-grown aircraft.