SAAF Museum Flying Day 2017-11-04

SAAF Museum Flying Day November 2017 by Jarryd Sinovich

Air force Base Swartkops is one of the oldest air force bases in the world and is home to the South African Air force Museum, which houses a number of flying and static exhibits which are on view to the public.The base was established in April 1921 after a private farm named Zwartkop was acquired by the Government.
The base is the second oldest air force base in the world and the oldest operational base in the world. It is also home to other squadron mainly 17 squadron which operate Oryx and A109 helicopters.
On the 5 November the museum hosted their monthly flying day with a number of their aircraft flying. It was also a day for pilots to keep current on certain types of aircraft. The day had a special occasion for former chief flying instructor from the Central Flying School at Langebaanweg Gerrie Pretoruis,who went solo on the museums Cessna 185.
The friends of the Museum who do a great job of restoring and other great work for the museum, and not to mention the spitfire restoration project were present,as well as the Harvard Club who gave flips to the public.
We look forward to the last flying day of the year next month.


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