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About Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2022)

AAD2022

The 14th Edition of Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2022) is set to take place in September 2022. AAD2022 will consist of two parts, 21st to 23rd of September is the Trade days and are aimed at the Aviation and Defence specialists, The Weekend, 24th, and 25th of September are the Public days and consist of Africa’s largest Airshow. The Show is held biannually at Waterkloof Air Force Base in the City of Tshwane, South Africa. AAD is also know by many as Waterkloof Airshow 

THE PREMIER EXHIBITION OF AIR, SEA AND LAND TECHNOLOGIES ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) is Africa’s only aerospace and defence expo that combines both a trade exhibition and an air show. Held biennially in the City of Tshwane – South Africa’s administrative capital, the AAD Expo is one of South Africa’s largest contributors to the country’s GDP in show years, and is regarded as a national asset.

ABOUT THE AIR SHOW AND EXHIBITION

Africa Aerospace and Defence Air show and Defence Exhibition are open to the public.

The air show comprise of a world class air demonstration, mobility track demonstrations, parachute drops, aerobatic displays and many other static displays from some of the biggest names in the aviation and defence industry who will demonstrate their latest and greatest aircraft.

There will also be organised children’s activities and attractions including a Youth Development Programme will be staged in a dedicated Pavilion with a fun fly park where the youth will have interactive activities, such as plastic model building, virtual aviation, simulator, target shooting, first-aid and crime scene investigation.

Public Visitor Information

Also, read Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow

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AAD2022 SITE MAP

AAD2022 Site Map

DIRECTIONS TO AAD

From OR Tambo International Airport

From OR Tambo International Airport take exit 46 for R21 N towards Kempton Park / Pretoria.
Merge onto R21.
Take exit 12 for M31 / Nellmapius Drive towards Centurion.
Turn left onto Nellmapius Dr / M31.
Turn right onto Van Ryneveld Ave / M28.

From Midrand (N1)

Head northwest toward Old Pretoria Main Rd.
Turn right onto Old Pretoria Main Rd.
Take the 3rd left to stay on Old Pretoria Main Rd.
Take the 1st left onto New Rd.
Slight right to merge onto N1 towards Pretoria. Partial toll road.
Continue onto Ben Schoeman Fwy.
Take the exit towards M10.
Turn left onto M10.
The destination will be on the left.

Map

AAD2022 Map

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

  • No gazebos, laser devices, firearms, knives, glass bottles, drugs, pets, braais or umbrellas may be brought onto the AFB Waterkloof’s premises
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol to the show
  • Members of the public are requested to remain within the demarcated public viewing areas
  • Ear Plugs will be sold at the Waterkloof Base
  • Radios capable of tuning (Scanners), will also not be allowed on the base. If radios or Scanners are found on the day it will be confiscated by ICASA.
  • The flying of Drones during the event will also not be allowed.
  • Visitors are welcome to bring their cameras to photograph events.
  • Visitors should bring their own camping chairs and sunscreen.
  • Food stalls and a beer garden will be available, but PICNIC BASKETS are welcome
  • ATMs are available throughout for your convenience
  • Medical/first aid facility, access for the disabled, lost child centre
  • Sufficient toilets will be available.
  • Come early and enjoy a full day of wonderful entertainment
  • Tips for parents: Place a name and mobile number on a piece of paper and put in your child’s pocket or write your mobile number on your child’s arm.

FAQ PUBLIC VISITORS

Will public transport be available?

Yes. There will be limited public transport buses (Tshwane Buses) and Gautrain Buses departing from the Centurion Railway Station to the AFB Waterkloof. The buses will depart from these locations to AFB Waterkloof in the morning and will return again in the afternoon.

Will public transport be available?

Yes. There will be limited public transport buses (Tshwane Buses) and Gautrain Buses departing from the Centurion Railway Station to the AFB Waterkloof. The buses will depart from these locations to AFB Waterkloof in the morning and will return again in the afternoon.

Can I visit the air show in the week?

No. The trade days are strictly open to trade visitors and professionals only.

Is the show the same on both days?

The format of the show is the same on both days. The only difference between Saturday and Sunday is in the flying displays.

Parking

There is ample parking for visitors and parking is free at the Base.

Can I smoke at the air show?

AAD is a no-smoking area, no smoking is permitted in any of the halls or chalets or restaurants.

Can I bring alcohol to the Show?

No. For the safety of everyone, alcohol cannot be brought onto the Air Show grounds.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets are allowed, for safety reasons. Registered Guide Dogs, as permitted by law, are allowed.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets are allowed, for safety reasons. Registered Guide Dogs, as permitted by law, are allowed.

Is there a pharmacy on site?

There are medics on-site and medical services are provided throughout. In the event of an injury or illness, please locate the Medical Centre or contact any of the Organisers or Security Staff who will arrange assistance.

What should I do if I become separated from my child?

Any lost children are taken to the Lost Children Centre (see map for location). In the event of a lost child, the adult should report it to the Lost Children Centre or Organisers Office, or locate any of the show organisers or police at the show for assistance.

Also, read Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow

Aircraft list & Program

The Aircraft list will only be available in September with the Flying Program will be made available Friday 23rd September, Click here to view the Aircraft list as the Aircraft are being made available

 

Below are Photos from AAD2018

Updates to the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018

Updates to the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018


This page is dedicated to the SAAF Museum airshow 2018
&
Keeping you updated in what to expect and information.


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SAAF Museum Airshow Friday Final Validations 2018-05-04

Today was the last day for validations from both civilian and military aircraft.The crowd are in for a great show,we look forward to seeing alot of the Aviation Central fans.

Airforce Base Zwartkop Airshow Layout  2018-05-04

 

SAAF Museum Youth Developmewnt Program  to be Hosted on Friday 2018-05-03

 

 

 

SAAF Museum Airshow Thursday Validations 2018-05-03

Throughout the day the base welcomed a couple of arrivals from SAAF aircraft and helicopters,that being a 16 Squadron Rooivalk and three 85 Combat Flying School Hawk mk120s from AFB Makhado.The Museum validated theire display with a total of 16 aircraft all belonging to the SAAF Museum.Capital Sounds also arrived to set up the broadcast equipment for the day.2 Squadron Gripens are expected to arrive at AFB Zwartkop on Friday 2018-05-04,that will also many busy validations during ther course of the day!

SAAF Museum Airshow  Wednesday Validations 2018-05-02

Today we saw a couple of Museum Flying assets getting ready for the show on Saturday.There were also two Oryx Helicopters operating out of the base and the Museums Puma Helicopter.Tomorrow we will see and hear ‘NOISE FROM ABOVE ‘keep your eyes and ears on the lookout above Pretoria tomorrow!

 


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SAAF Museum Airshow 2018 Media Briefing 2018-05-02

The SAAF Museum media briefing was held at AFB Zwartkop West,a different venue compare to previous years.The theme for this year is “Our Indomitable Spirit”. The theme appreciates and recognizes the collective and individual sacrifices of the members in pursuit and realization of the SAAF’s mandate. As the aviation historical hub of the SAAF, SAAF Museum continues in its endeavors in collecting, restoring, preserving and exhibiting heritage and traditions of the SAAF and military aviation.

Above Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Bruintjies(OC SAAF Museum)addressing the media.

The SAAF Museum Airshow is designed to attract aviation enthusiasts, the general public as well as current and former members of the SAAF. Providing an opportunity to celebrate military aviation in both static and flying conditions.
Aircraft:
Members of the public may expect to see the following aircraft on the day:

SAAF

2 Squadron JAS39 Gripens,85 Combat Flying School Hawk MK120,16 Squadron Rooivalks,Agusta A109LUH,Oryx AS32,28 Squadron C130BZ,Pilatus PC7

Museum aircraft:
Allouette II, Allouette III, SA 330L Puma, Harvard, Atlas C4M Kudu, Aermacchi AM 3C Bosbok, Vampire, Cessna 185 and Patchen Explora

Tickets:
Tickets are available at Computickets at R80.00, children under 16 years free.
Public is encouraged to buy tickets before coming to the event.

Gates:
Gates will open from 07:00 till 17:00. The Air Show starts at 09:00.

Parking:
Parking for people with disabilities will be at North Gate (Corner Old Johannesburg road & Trichard Road). The general public will also park alongside Old Johannesburg Road & Trichard Road. There will be car guards however members of the public are informed that parking will be at own risk.

There will be traffic congestion and excessive aircraft noise.

The SAAF therefore appeals for tolerance and understanding from the public especially Residence of Valhalla, Centurion and other surrounding areas.

Bus Shuttle:
Gautrain buses will be available to shuttle people from Centurion and Pretoria Stations to the venue. Gautrain cards are required for the use of this service.

Vendors:

Own food and soft drink is permitted, strictly no coolerboxes and no Alcohol permitted to take in or out of beer garden.

Wednesday Gautrain Alouette II Race 2018-05-02

The early morning sunrise saw  two SAAF Museum Alouette Helicopters,the Alouette II flown by Dave Keijer which was used to race the Gautrain from Midrand Station to Centurion Station,while the other Alouette who Leanne Manas a South African TV presenter at the SABC especially known as the anchor of the flagship show, Morning Live.That Alouette was flown by Billy Port,one again the Alouette won the race!


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L-R Major Ntokozo Ntshangase,Leanne Manas and  Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Bruintjies(OC SAAF Museum)

L-R Dave Keijer and Leanne Manas

Tuesday Arrival and Validations 2018-05-01

Today we saw the first of the arrivals for the SAAF Museum Airshow,The Goodyear Eagles Pitts Specials and Aero L39 ‘ZUTEE’ did their validations.We will bring you more updates tomorrow from AFB Zwartkop,as the Museum Alouette is set to race the Gautrain.


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Press release from the SAAF museum

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Corporate Hospitality
The airshow provide corporates with an opportunity to book a Hospitality Lounge where they can host clients and stakeholders to enjoy exciting aerobatic displays in a relaxed and secure environment. This investment will also allow an opportunity to network with captains of the aerospace and defence industry and also provide brand exposure to over 40 000 visitors expected to grace this year’s event.

For Corporate Hospitality Lounge booking please send email to hospitality@saafmuseumairshow.co.za


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Update 12 Apr 2018

Gautrain once again partnered up with the Team from the SAAF Museum and will be providing transport to and from the SAAF Museum Airshow.

How this works: You get on the Gautrain at any station and head to Centurion Station. Get off at Centurion and get on the Gautrain bus marked foe the Airshow. The Bus will then drop you off at the Main gate to Swartkop AFB, On Return just boarded the next departing bus as the main gate that will return you to centurion station, hop on your train that will take you back to your origination station. One simple hassle free way to attend the SAAF Museum Airshow 2018

Participating Aircraft list will be announced later part of Next week (+/- 20th April )


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Update 09 Apr 2018

Air Show Ticket

Air Show Tickets

Tickets now online at Computicket, click here to get your tickets, R80pp and Kids under 16 get in Free!

Tickets also available at Computicket stores or at any Shoprite, Checkers, Checkers Hyper, House and Home or at selected OK Furniture and Usave stores

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Update 15 Feb 2018


Airshow planning meeting was held today, 15 February at Swartkop Air Force Base. Many key members was not present due the fact that that they are attending Armed Forces Day in Kimberly.
The Ticket vendor for online sales has been finalized and we will be posting where you can get your Tickets in March. The 2018 Prices remain R80pp and kids under 16 Free. Pensioners pay full price.
We got a glimpse of the official 2018 Airshow poster and its looks GOOD! The theme for the 2018 SAAF Museum Airshow is “Our Indomitable spirit”
To find Swartkop Air Force Base where this Airshow will be hosted on google Maps click here…
Vendors Airshow

Vendor slots are filling up very quickly, so if you are interested, get your applications in ASAP!
Online Applications: http://saafmuseumairshow.co.za/#vendor 
Contact Peron: Capt M Kelbrick
Contact email: markkelbrick@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 0824137577

Lots of sponsorship opportunities available and a few VIP chalets are available. If you are interested, please contact the Airshow office: Maj Ntokozo Ntshangase, 012 351 2236

No Discussions was made towards the programme or visiting aircraft.  Please vote for your Silver Falcons Formation that you would like to see., Click here to vote


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Update 05 Feb 2018


Friday 4th May will be the Youth day with many aviation related career expo stand available to explore.
Saturday 5th May is the Big date, the one that many South Africans are eagerly waiting to arrive.
Ticket price for the 2018 show remains unchanged as it has been for the last few years at R80 PP and Kids under 16 get free entry.
Ticket sales will go online in March, pop back to this page regularly for updates on where you will be able to buy your prepaid tickets.
No Aircraft nor Flight program information is available yet and will only be slowly released towards the end of March.
Vendor contact information:
If you would like to become a vendor at this year’s Air Show please contact Captain Ntshangase or Corporal Nyosi on one of the following numbers:
Capt Mark Kelbrick , 0824137577  Office hours only!
Airshow Office:
Maj Ntokozo Ntshangase, 012 351 2236 Office hours only!

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See Gripen and Silver Falcons in Formation

02 Feb 2018 was SAAF’s 98th Birthday

**The 2018 Airshow is Not part of this birthday celebrations**
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SAAF 98 Birthday

SAAF 98 Birthday

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