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South African 100th Anniversay - Swartkop 31 Jan/1 Feb 20

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South African 100th Anniversay - Swartkop 31 Jan/1 Feb 20

Post by andypatsalides » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:11 pm

Attended the annual South African Air Force Prestige Day parade at Swartkop last Friday 31 January

With the SAAF celebrating their100th anniversary on the next day, they put on a decent flypast.

On Saturday 1 February, the SAAF Museum held a flight Training Day. Most of yesterdays’ Wave 1 & 2 helicopters flew


Wave 1 (national and air force flag carriers)

4003 A.109LUH
4025 A.109LUH

Wave 2

15 Alouette II 1452
22 Alouette II 1280
624 Alouette III
628 Alouette III
670 Rooivalk
677 Rooivalk
1204 Oryx
1212 Oryx
1234 Oryx
1241 Oryx
1246 Oryx
4001 A.109LUH
4005 A.109LUH
4008 A.109LUH
4010 A.109LUH
4012 A.109LUH
4030 A.109LUH
191 Lynx
194 Lynx

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Wave 3

718 Cessna 185
969/ZU-CWZ Kudu

Wave 4

7024/ZU-AOO AT-6C (Harvard Club of South Africa)
7028/ZU-AOP Harvard IIA (Harvard Club of South Africa)
7231 Harvard IIA
7643/ZU-AOX AT-6A

Wave 5

6825 C-47
3002 Cessna 208
3011 Cessna 208
30xx ? Cessna 208
8011 CASA 212
80xx ? CASA 212

Wave 6

01 Gripen
05 Gripen
09 Gripen
18 Gripen
259 Hawk
260 Hawk
263 Hawk
267 Hawk

Wave 7

ZS-RSA Boeing 737
ZS-CAQ Falcon 50
2014 PC-7 red/white c/s
2019/3 PC-7 South Africa c/s
2024/4 PC-7 South Africa c/s
2034) PC-7 red/white c/s
20xx ? PC-7 red/white c/s

Flypast spares

1223 Oryx
4011 A.109LUH

Parade area

683 Rooivalk (museum heli)
4016 A.109LUH
‘325’ P-51D ex FAD1917
367/E Sabre 6

Hangar 9

309 SA.321L outside, nearby
1217 Oryx
4014 A.109LUH

hangar ? – not sure of the number!

4002 A.109LUH wfu
4006 A.109LUH wreck
4017 A.109LUH wfu
4021 A.109LUH wreck
4024 A.109LUH wfu
4027 A.109LUH wfu

Hangar 14 (outside) SAAF Museum flying fleet

53/2 Impala
7306 Harvard
???? Harvard

SAAF Museum Flight Training Day, 1 February

Flyby

260 Hawk Mk.120
2014 PC-7 red/white c/s
2019/3 PC-7 South Africa c/s
2024/4 PC-7 South Africa c/s
2034 PC-7 red/white c/s
3002 Cessna 208
3011 Cessna 208

Museum aeroplanes on static display or flying

Static

‘325’ P-51D ex FAD1917
367/E Sabre 6

Flew

718 Cessna 185
959/ZU-CXA Bosbok
2000 Explorer TSC-2A SAAF Museum (flew)
7231 Harvard IIA
7675/ZU-CXX AT.6A

Museum (outside)

842 Cheetah E
847 Cheetah E
589 Impala I
1065 Impala II
1721/N Shackleton MR.3
(1417) Boeing 707 328C front fuselage
(211) Mirage F.1CZ
235 Mirage F.1AZ
835 Mirage IIIRZ
838 Mirage IIIRZ
457 Canberra B.2
(ZS-ATL) Lodestar
(6112) Ventura II
6487 Ventura V
6498 Ventura V

Hangar 1

(0001) Atlas XH-1 Alpha
(816) Mirage IIIBZ
(129) SA.330C Puma

Hangar 2

A1 Sikorsky S-51
361/Z Sabre 6
203 Mirage F1CZ
ATT DI PC-7 mock-up

Hangar 3

229 Vampire FB.9
414 Buccaneer S.50
342 Cheetah C

Hangar 4

’34 yellow’ Mi-24A 4202034 ex SU-97, Algeria
ZS-NWP Cessna 150F

Hangar 14 (outside)

53/2 Impala

Museum (storage compound)

562 Impala I
809 Mirage IIICZ
Vampire (pod) **possibly R2418/272**
Harvard **possibly 7731**
S-51 or S-55
ZS-CMA Do.27Q-1
(ZS-FAH) Do.27Q-4

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Re: South African 100th Anniversay - Swartkop 31 Jan/1 Feb 20

Post by tommc » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:57 pm

Nice variety there

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