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Previous Events - Swartkop - 2014
 

Spirit of flight
Pretoria Military Marathon Club - 10km Run / Walk League Race and Fun Run
Saturday 6 September 2014 06:30

SAAF Museum Monthly Flight Training Day
Saturday, 7 June 2015, 8:30am

HSASA at Drive & Thrive Show
Saturday, 31 May 2014 at 8:00 am

SAAF Museum Air Show: 10th May 

Museum Practice Flying Day: 5th April

Pretoria Friends monthly meeting: 12th April

FSAAFM AGM, Pretoria Branch, 15th March 2014 at 10:00 am

FSAAFM AGM, Cape Town Branch, 10th March 2014 at 19:00

Monthly Meeting: Saturday 15th February @10:00
Guest speaker: Col. Tony Smit

 

Previous Events - Cape Town - 2014
 

Shackleton ground run authorised for 30 August at 11h00b
The SAAF Museum at Ysterplaat Air Force Base will run up the Shackleton’s engines (aka a ‘ground run’) on Saturday 30th August 2014 @ 11h00

"For those interested, this Sunday 13th July 2014 is the 
20th anniversary of the crash landing of Shackleton 1716, Pelican 16.in the western Sahara desert
The SAAF Museum will have a special Engine ground run of 1722, 
on Sunday at 11am to mark this historic occasion. Gates close at 10.30am.
The Museum will not be open on Sunday.

This for Cape Town Events Please:
Shackleton 22 Ground run: 28 June 2014 at 10h00B.

Shackleton Ground Run on 10 May 2014 at 11h00

Shackleton ground run will happen again this coming 
Saturday 22 February 1014....... 
Wow....Ground run of 22 on 22nd Feb. Also Sir Baden Powell Day............Be there

The first update for events:
Cape Town Friends:
The next Shackleton ground run at AFB Ysterplaat will be on 
Saturday 25 January at 11h00.

February meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 
03 February 2014 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel. 
Guests are very welcome.
Greg Pullin will show a modest selection of slides from all 5 of these venues. 
Like a whirlwind tour of Aviation in Gauteng, or parts thereof

 

Previous Events - Swartkop - 2013
 


11th May
SAAF Swartkop AIR SHOW

 SAAFA Silver Queen Air Race
 SA Model Jets Masters
 SAAF Museum Council Meeting
1st June
Flying Training

6th June
Pretoria Friends Meeting

Pretoria Friends Meeting
10th January

Air Force Day AFB Waterkloof @10:00
1st February

Flying Training
2nd February

Pretoria Friends Meeting
7th February

SA Model Jets
26th February - 2nd March

100 Hours for Cancer
1st March

Night at the Museum
2nd March

Flying Training

 SAAF Museum Council Meeting

7th March
Pretoria Friends AGM and Braai

10th March 
Scale Model Flying Day

4th April
Pretoria Friends Meeting

6th April
Flying Training

2nd May
Pretoria Friends Meeting

4th May
Flying Training

 Warbirds Scale
4th July
Pretoria Friends Meeting

6th July
Flying Training

 Swartkop Scale
1st August
Pretoria Friends Meeting

3rd August
Flying Training

Pretoria Friends meetings have been 
moved to the 2nd Saturday of each month, commencing at 09:30

Montly Flying Days
1st Saturday of the month 09:00am 12:00pm

 SAAF Museum Council Meeting
5th September
Pretoria Friends Meeting & Spring Braai

7th September
Flying Training

3rd October
Pretoria Friends Meeting

5th October
Flying Training

 SA Model Jets Nationals
2nd November
Flying Training

7th November
Pretoria Friends Meeting

 SAAF Museum Council Meeting
5th December
Pretoria Friends Meeting & Braai

7th December
Flying Training

7th December 2013 @ 10:30
Pretoria Friends - Year end Function, at the Clubhouse at Zwartkop

Ysterplaat Wings and Wheels Show

 

Previous Events - Cape Town - 2013
 

The Shackleton will be ground run this Saturday 19th January.....@ 10.00am
Normal times and procedures.

Cape Town Friends Monthly Meeting on Monday February 4 2013.  
Time 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
 Our Guest Speaker will be John Ecclestone who will talk on his experiences in the SAAF inter alia, serving with 110 Sq as a WO and all the rest

The Shackleton will be doing a ground run on Saturday 23 February 2013 at 11h00 (Start up)
Entrance to the hardstand is via 3 Gate.
Check in at the Museum.

AGM 4 March 2013

 April meeting on Monday, 8 April 2013 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Dean Wingrin will be talking about the background to and interesting anecdotes relating to his recently released book Tumult in the Clouds – Stories from the South African Air Force 1920 – 2010.
Copies of the book will be available to members of the Friends 
and their guests at a discounted price of R300.

You are cordially invited to the May meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 6
May 2013 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Our guest speaker will be Mr Gordon Webb ex SAA Technical Staff. 

The Shackleton will ground run on 
Saturday 31 August at 11.h00

September meeting of the Cape Town Friends 
on Monday, 2 September 2013 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Greg Pullin will do his illustrated talk at the September meeting. 
It is entitled: "The Battle of Britain: 73 Years On."
It is based on what is accepted as historical fact versus 
new research which was published at the 70th anniversary in 2010.
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp.

November meeting of the Cape Town
18 November 2013 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Operation Dingo, Ian Pringle (Thunder City Display Pilot) will be our
quest speaker, and he has also offered a signed copy of his book to
raffle for Friends' Funds.
Raffle Tickets will be R10...Please support this.
There will also be a few copies available for sale after the meeting.
The usual refreshments will be available

 The next ground run for the Shackleton is on Saturday 30 November 2013
at 11h00, AFB Ysterplaat

Previous Events - Swartkop - 2012
 

Event

Date

   
 
Monthly Friends Meeting and Braai 6th December
  Champagne Breakfast @ 11:00 at the Clubhouse 15th December
 Monthly Flying Day  & Year End Function - 
Function: Spit Braai in Hangar 5 @ 18:00
1st December:
Monthly Flying Day - with Mrs. South Africa – Lynnè de Jager 3rd November

1st November

Pretoria Friends Meeting

27th October

Pretoria Friends Year End Function

23rd September

Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012 Waterkloof

4th October

Pretoria Friends Meeting

6th October

Flying Training

6th October

Wings and Wheels - Cape Town

 

SA Model Jets Nationals

6th September

Pretoria Friends Meeting - Spring Braai

23rd August

SAAF Museum Council Meeting

1st September

Flying Training

2nd August

Pretoria Friends Meeting

4th August

Flying Training

5th July

Pretoria Friends Meeting

7th July

Flying Training and Silver Queen Air Race

14th July

Guides for Guides Training

14th – 15th July             

Zwartkop Scale Model Aircraft

   

12th January

Pretoria Friends Meeting

27th January

Air force Day

2nd February

Pretoria Friends Meeting

4th February

Flying Training

 

SA  Model Jets

 

SAAF Museum Council Meeting

1st March

AGM and Braai

3rd March

Flying Training

27th - 31st March 100 Hours of Charity

12th April

Pretoria Friends Meeting

14th April

Flying Training

3rd May Pretoria Friends Meeting

5th May


Please note that is NO flying Training on Saturday 5th May 2012

12th May  

SAAF MUSUEM AIR SHOW  

 

SAAFA Silver Queen Air Race

 

SA Model Jets Masters

24th May

SAAF Museum Council Meeting

2nd June

Flying Training

7th June

Pretoria Friends Meeting

9th -10th June           

Warbirds Scale

 

 
Previous Events - Cape Town - 2012
 

November meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday 5 November 2012. 
Time 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
There will be a talk by Captain Hilton Oates SAAF (Rtd) on his experiences 
flying Impalas in the Border War and Weapons testing at TFDC.
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp

October meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday October 1. 
Time 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Greg Pullin will be showing his beautiful photographs from AAD 2012.
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp.

18 October 2012
The Shackleton will do a ground run for the evening

May meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 3 September 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.

Ground run the Shackleton on Saturday 04 August at 11h00. 
Entrance via 3 Gate from 10h00.

August meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 6 August 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Committee meeting at 18.30 hrs sharp.

July meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 2 July 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
DVD Showing of some of my never shown before historical video footage. 
EG: 60 Squadron Colours parade with flypasts of 5 Boeing 707's in formation, S A Airways hystorical flight DC3 doing touch and go's, Chopper demo's at Ysterplaat parade etc.

May meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 
7 May 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.

We will be showing historical footage of the Friends in action, and Aircraft and Airshows dating back to the 1980's. Shackleton ride etc. 

Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town Friends to be held on 5 March 2012, 
Meeting 19.30.

 February meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 6 February 2012 at 19.00 
for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.

Our guest speaker (health permitting) will be Mr Victor Martin, 
who will give a talk on his wartime experiences with the SAAF, 
Vic flew with 2 Sqn SAAF (fighter-bombers), on active duty from 11/1942 to 5/1944

You are cordially invited to the June meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 
4 June 2012 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Alic Sandenburgh will be delivering an interesting talk on historical and aeronautical topics.  
 

Previous Events - PE - 2012
 
 Year End Function

"Kitchen Tea" for New Clubhouse Kitchen & Bring n Braai

Monday 17th December from 15h00 at PE SAAF Museum.
We invite you and your family to join the PE Friends of the 
SAAF Museum to our Year End Open Multi-Function Social gathering.
The event will commence at 15h00 with a "Kitchen Tea" 
to accept donations of used or new items for our enlarged kitchen that 
we are completing to provide a wider range of functions and events at the Museum.
We request donations of items that you no longer want or need. 
This will be followed by the Bring Your Own Picnic/ Braai.
We will appreciate donations of the following:
Cleaning materials, Kitchen towels, a kettle, pots and pans, 
any kitchen utensils you no longer use or have duplicates of. Serving dishes, storage containers, butter dish, sugar bowls,
Other larger items that are required are an ice making machine, 
outside sink/tub, white and red wine glasses.
All donations will be much appreciated.
At this time we would like to thank ALL those who 
have already donated items to the new kitchen

 

PE AIRSHOW NOTICE

The PE SAAF Museum and Friends of the Museum will be participating in the 
air show with the SAAF this coming Saturday . 
Our Harvard will be displayed and possibly a helicopter by SAAF.
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT US!
We will be showcasing all aspects of the Museum with display posters as well as selling the new PESAAF Museum 2012 Harvard calendar shown above to raise funds.
In addition, we will be raffling a print of the Fairey Swordfish & Bismarck shown above.
AIR SHOW INFO - WHAT’S ON.
The following info was extracted from the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism web site, 
which I have not been able to verify:
TIME: 08:00 – 17:00
COST: R50,00 pp
AIRCRAFT:     
SAAF Harvards
737 Freighter
Silver Falcons
BK 117 Helicopter
Oryx Helicopter
Casa
Dakota
Golden Eagles Parachute Team
Hawk
L39
Sea Fury
Mustang
Stearman
Sky Diving
Show by NSRI
Show by SAPS
German Pilot: Philipp Steinbach


The PE Air Show is taking place on 27 October 2012
The PE SAAF Museum and PE Friends will be participating with static aircraft, information kiosk,
 fund raising events Friends membership Drive.

15th June @19h00 Port Elizabeth Friends Meeting

JACK TARR BERNIFIT TOT AT SAAF MUSEUM PE - HOSTED BY DUE NORTH RUM CLUB
The SAAF Museum benefactors host a breakfast in the mess each 
Wednesday morning 09:30 for 10:00 @ R30.00 [full toot]
– your hosts Woody and James
To book your place phone James on 082 803 2255

Previous Events - Swartkop - 2011

 

1st December Meeting and Braai 
3rd December Flying Training RADIAL DAY 
9th/10th December Ysterplaat Wings and Wheels Show 
10th December Champagne Breakfast 
16th December Friday Public Holiday 
3rd November Meeting 
5th November Flying Training TOY EXPO AND GOOD MORNING ANGELS 
Thursday SAAF Museum Council Meeting 15th - 16th October SA Model Jets (Nationals)
29th October Year End Function
4th August Meeting 
6th August Flying Training HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT 
Thursday SAAF Museum Council Meeting 
1st September 
Meeting - Spring Braai 
3rd September Flying Training CHOPPER DAY 
1st October SAAF AFB Waterkloof Air Show 
6th October Meeting 11th /12th June Warbirds Scale 
16th June Thursday Public Holiday 
2nd July Flying Training DE HAVILLAND DAY 
2nd July N E C Conference 
7th July Meeting 
16th / 17th July Swartkop Scale 
2nd April Flying Training MOTOR CYCLES AND BLANKETS 
7th April Meeting 
22nd April  Friday Public Holiday 
25th April Monday Public Holiday 
27th April Wednesday Public Holiday 
5th May Meeting 
7th May Flying Training AIR SHOW PRACTICE 
21st May SAAF Swartkop Air Extravaganza - AIR SHOW 
SAAFA Silver Queen Air Race 
SA Model Jets Masters 
Thursday SAAF Museum Council Meeting 
2nd June Meeting 
4th June Flying Training 
3rd March AGM and Braai 
4th March Mystery Night at the Museum
5th March Flying Training HIGH OCTANE FUEL DAY 
28th January Friday Airforce Day
3rd February Meeting
5th February Flying Training
12th/13th February SA Model Jets 
Thursday SAAF Museum Council Meeting
3rd March AGM and Braai
January Meeting
General meeting on Thursday 13th January 2011 at 19hoo (7PM)

Previous Events - Cape Town - 2011


  You are all cordially invited to the November meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 1 November 2010 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Subject will be:
Research and development on rotorblade technology iro Rooivalk and Oryx Helicopters.
Followed by discussion. 
The usual refreshments will be available.
See you all there.
Kind Regards
John Coutts
Committee Members please note there will be NO Committee meeting at 18.00hrs

You are cordially invited to the November meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 7 November 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs. in the Tunnel.
Greg will be doing an illustrated talk on the 2011 RIAT and Flying Legends air shows.

 You are cordially invited to the August meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 1 August 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.We will be having an informal evening, 
showing new DVDs of European Airshows from 2010

You are cordially invited to the July meeting of the 
Cape Town Friends on Monday, 4 July 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Irene McCullagh will present a slideshow of her photographs taken at the recent "Canvas to Steel" Airshow at Zwartkop.

The usual cold refreshments will be available.

You are cordially invited to the April meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 9 May 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Our quest speaker will be WO1 Chris Pedler, Chief Flight Engineer 35 Squadron
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTICE is hereby given that the Twenty third Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the SAAF Museum, Cape Town Branch, and will be held at the Museum, AFB Ysterplaat on Saturday 12 March 2010 at 09h30

February meeting of the Cape Town Friends 
on Monday, 7 February at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
The monthly talk is by Steven McLean author of 
"Squadrons of the SAAF" and "The Spitfire in SAAF service".
The subject fo the talk will be "Surviving ex- SAAF Spitfire airframes - an update".
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp.

 

Previous Events - Swartkop - 2010

2nd December - Meeting and Braai 
 4th December - Flying Training - Museum Family Day
16th December - Public Holiday
17th December - Fly-in with Dakota at Rand Airport
18th December - Champagne Breakfast

A Grand Old Lady of the skies turns 75
Come and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved Douglas DC-3 Dakota 
with Springbok Classic Air
DATE: Saturday 18 December 2010 
TIME: From 14h30 until late
VENUE : Dakota Lodge Hangar 5, Spitfire Crescent Rand Airport, Germiston

25th November - SAAF Museum Council Meeting
7th October – Meeting and OSHKOSH Feedback (Phil Scallan)
2nd October - Flying Training - Homebuilt Aircraft
7th October – Meeting and OSHKOSH Feedback (Phil Scallan)
NEC Convention 16th /17th October – Port Elizabeth
16th/17th October - SA Model Jets Nationals
30th October - Year End Function
4th November - Meeting
6th November - Flying Training - Dakota 75
14th August - SAAF Museum tribute to SAAF 90 Airshow
(only official SAAFM Airshow)
26th August - SAAF Museum Council Meeting
2nd September - Meeting - Spring Braai
4th September - Flying Training - Korea & Warbirds
15th September - Battle of Britain - Cheese and Wine
24th/25th September - AAD tribute to SAAF 90 - AFB Ysterplaat
(only official SAAF 90 Airshow)
31st July/1st August Warbirds Scale
5th August - Meeting
1st July - Meeting

3rd July - Flying Training - NO Fly ins (Soccer World Cup)
17th/18th July - Swartkop Scale
12th/13th June - Warbirds Scale (NB: Event cancelled due to Fifa 2010 World Cup)
16th June - Public Holiday

5th June - Flying Training - Rotor Day

The SAAF Museum is hosting a helicopter get together on 5 June 2010. 
The SAAF Museum is celebrating the 50th service anniversary of the Alouette ii thus the decision to involve the helicopter community.
Besides the celebration of the Alouette ii, we aim to fly in as many unique helicopters as possible including as many Alouette ii`s as possible. The SAAF will display the following aircraft, Alouette II, Alouette III, Puma, Oryx and Augusta A109. There will also be a variety of food stalls to cater for the hungry. Come and see some spectacular helicopters and please take time to walk through the SAAF Museum.
Location : SAAF Museum, Swartkop Airfield

22nd/23rd May - SA Model Jets Masters
27th May - SAAF Museum Council Meeting
3rd June - Meeting
Meeting - 6th May
8th May - Flying Training - Blanket/Toy Run
8th May - SAAFA Silver Queen Air Race2nd April - Public Holiday. The Museum will be closed on Good Friday
 5th April - Public Holiday. The Museum will be closed on Easter Monday
8th April - Meeting
10th April - Flying Training - Old Engines
14th March - SA Model Jets - Practice Day
General meeting on Thursday 14th January 2010 at 19hoo (7PM)
Airforce Day - 29th January
Meeting -- 4th February
Flying Training - Veteran's Get-Together -- 6th February
AGM and Braai -- 4th March
Flying Training -- 6th March – Theme: VE Day

Previous Events - Cape Town - 2010

Dear Friends
You are cordially invited to the April meeting of the 
Cape Town Friends on Monday, 6 June 2011 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Guest speaker to be announced.
There will be a Committee meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp. 

Dear Friends
You are all cordially invited to the December Year end Function of the Cape Town Friends on
 Monday, 6 December at 19.00 hrs.
Venue Mikes Kitchen Milnerton.
Meals to suit all pockets, and no washing up for us!
Committee Members please note there will be NO Committee meeting at 18.00hrs .

November meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 
1 November 2010 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Research and development on rotorblade technology iro Rooivalk and Oryx Helicopters.
Followed by discussion. 
Committee Members please note there will be NO Committee meeting at 18.00hrs .

October meeting 
 4 October 2010 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs
Subject will be: DVDs on WW11 Fighter Aircraft, Followed by discussion. 

The outing to Langebaanweg Airforcebase on Fri 19 Nov
Members are welcome to join us on the outing

70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Commemorative
12 September 2010

Air Show : Air Force Base Ysterplaay Cape Town
21 September 2010

 August meeting of the Cape Town Friends 
on Monday, 2nd August 2010 at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
Shane Swartz recently went to the US and the UK and he will present a slide show on:
1. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum 
(situated at Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street, Manhattan, New York)
2. The Cotswold Air Show (Kemble Air Day) 19 & 20 June 2010
3. The Biggin Hill International Air Fair 26 & 27 June 2010
4. The draw for the Champagne Flight Raffle will take place. 

July meeting of the Cape Town Friends on 
Monday, 5th July at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
This monthly talk is titled:
Propeller Refurbishment on Vintage Aircraft

 May meeting of the Cape Town Friends 
on Monday, 3 May at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
This monthly talk is also titled: "Rooivalk Attack Helicopter"
The Qualification and Development Testing Programme as Experienced by Norman Tinkler
For those of you who missed the first half of this brilliant presentation 
(Cut short due to power failure) this is your chance to catch up!
There will be a Committe meeting at 18.00 hrs sharp. 

Aviators eveining AFB Ysterplaat 15 April 2010

April meeting of the Cape Town Friends on Monday, 12 April at 19.00 for 19.30 hrs.
This month the talk is titled: Rooivalk Attack Helicopter
The Qualification and Development Testing Programme as Experienced by Norman Tinkler

Shackleton Ground Run
30 January 2010

The RAF and British Imperial Airways.
Date: 1 February 2010 Time: 19.00 for 19.30
Venue: The Friends Clubhouse, The Tunnel at the Museum.
The Guest speaker is Gordon Pirie

Cape Virtual Open Day Invitation Open Day 
on Saturday 20 February 2010.
We will have a “Bring & Braai”
We will have the Shackleton simulator up & running with an 
overhead projector for everyone to try fly & land.
We will also show the guys what we get up to when we do our virtual PPL training 
& they can try a bit of dogfighting. Not forgetting our Mirage 
garden gnome in our back yard. 

AGM Notice 2010
Monday 1 March 2010 at 19h30
After the official business has been concluded, there will be
 a presentation by Mr. Dean Wingrin: 
Photos from the Air Force Day Parade held on 29 January 2010, 
celebrating the 90th anniversary of the SAAF
and The arrival and tour aboard the US Navy nuclear attack submarine USS San Juan.

Cape Virtual-Young Falcons
Saturday 6 March from 9:00 to 16:00.
We will be welcoming our intake of the Young Falcons, juniors & seniors 
for their 2 year program.

Previous Events - Port Elizabeth Branch - 2010

NEC Convention 16th /17th October – Port Elizabeth

 

  Previous Events - Swartkop - 2009


5th November Meeting - Guest Speaker Mike Blyth: Around the World Expedition **
The Pretoria Friends are proud to announce that Mike has volunteered his services to speak at:
The Friends of the SAAF Museum Monthly Meeting. Venue: The Auditorium - AFB Swartkop
5th November 2009 at 19:00 (7PM)

7th November Flying Training – SAAF Museum

3rd December Meeting and Braai

5th December Flying Training – SAAF Museum

19th December Champagne Breakfast

17th/18th October Jet Nationals Scale Models

31st October Year End Function - Carvery @ Prime Grill

10th October Silver Queen Air Race

1st October Meeting - Guest Speaker Phil Scallan: Oshkosh
A request has been made that members bring and braai during the summer 
months, so fires will be made available. As per my previous mail: 
the year end function is in the form of a Carvery at Prime Grill. Members are requested to reserve their seats and funds will be collected at the meeting (R60.00 per person)

3rd October Flying Training – SAAF Museum

24th September Public Holiday –Duty

3rd September – Meeting - Spring Braai

5th September - Flying Training

12th September - Wings and Adventure Air Show

15th August - Guide for Guides

18th/19th July - Swartkop Scale Models

1st August - Flying Training

6th August - Meeting

2nd July - Meeting - Guest Speaker Lynn Greyling

4th July - Flying Training

 2nd April – Monthly Meeting

4th April – Flying Training day with the Dakota, 
Chipmunk, Vampire & Albatross on the Flight Line 

27th April (Public Holiday) – A visit by the 
Audi Club – many unique vehicles will be on display 

16th May – Flying Training with the Harley Davidson motor 
bikes and Motor car clubs visit


7th May – Monthly Meeting

30th-31st May – Warbirds Scale Models 

4th June – Monthly Meeting

5th – 7th June – NEC Conference (in Cape Town).

6th June – Flying Training

21st  - 22nd March – SA National Jets Scale Models

General meeting on Thursday 8th January 2009 at 19hoo (7PM)

16th January Friday Cheese & Wine - Farewell Col.D.Spolander 16h00

17th January Children's Party 10:00-12:00

30th January Friday Airforce Day 09:00-12:00

5th February Meeting 19:00

7th February Flying Training 08:00-12:00

7th/8th February ZS0AWA Morse Activity Weekend 

5th March AGM and Braai 19:00

6th March Friday Public Holiday 10:00-16:00

7th March Flying Training 08:00-12:00
 

Previous Events - Port Elizabeth Branch - 2009 


15th October at 19h30 - Club Night 
This month we will be showing a dvd on the history of the Mosquito 

 28th November 2009
Christmas party is being held at the Brew Master , Third Avenue Newton Park at 19h00

 

Previous Events - Cape Town - 2009

Aviators Evening @ Air Force Base Ysterplaat Officers Mess 
10 November 2009 18:30 Till Late

Friends Meeting October
You are cordially invited to the regular meeting of the Friends on Monday 2 November:
Venue: The Friends Tunnel at the Museum
Time: 7.00 for 7.30 (The Committee will meet at 6.00.)
There will be an Aviation slideshow, followed by a discussion, with hints and tips on aviation photography.
The usual refreshments will be available.

Shackleton Grond Run
The Shackleton will be ground run on Saturday 07 November 2009 at AFB Ysterplaat. 
Registration at SAAF Museum from 08h30. 

5 October Meeting of the Friends
Venue: The Tunnel (SAAF Museum) Time: 19.00 for 19.30
Subject: A talk on corrosion by Johan Dunn, the SAAF corrosion expert, supported by videos etc. 
This is of general interest, and especially pertinent to restorers.
The usual refreshments will be available.We look forward to seeing you all there.
Regards John Coutts
Committee please note that we will meet at 18.00.

Please note that we have cancelled our regular Friends Meeting that was for Monday 7 September, 
due to most of the Members wishing to attend Charlie Stobbart's talk on his epic flight. 
The venue is the Stellenbosch Flying Club, time 19.00. 

Monday 7 September Chalkie Stobbart’s talk at the Stellenbosch Flying Club 19h00. 
R65 per person and a finger supper will be served. 
The presentation on Capt. Chalkie Stobbart’s 
May 2009 amazing flight in a home built aircraft from Cape Town to London and 
return to beat a 70 year old record established by Englishman Alex Henshaw in 1939. 
The evening will primarily be to spotlight Chalkie’s heroic achievement, aviating skills, physical 
and mental endurance in bringing the record to South Africa. Please RSVP by no later than 30 August to Alison Navarro 082 728 7386 or 
e-mail: architecnic@vodamail.co.za 

Shackleton Ground Run- 29 AUGUST 2009
The Shackleton will be ground run on the above-indicated date

We have just been informed that there will be a Shackleton Engine Run 
Saturday 25 July 2009 to which you are all cordially invited. 
Registration will be at the Museum at 8.30am.
There will also be a presentation to Pottie by General Page

Your are cordially invited to the July Friends Meeting.
Date Monday 6 July
Time 1900 for 1930
Venue The Tunnel Clubhouse
"A presentation and video of the rebuild of Bosbok 953 by Rikus Erasmus"
All welcome, the usual refreshments will be available

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Friends meeting on
Monday 1 June.
Venue: The Tunnel at the Museum
Time 7 for 730. 
A slideshow of interest to Aviation enthusiasts by Greg Pullin

Shackleton Ground Run
It is our intention to ground run the Shackleton this Saturday (13 June)
Registration at SAAF Museum from 08h30 - 09h15

Monday 1 June : Venue: The Tunnel at the Museum Time 7 for 730
A slideshow of interest to Aviation enthusiasts by Greg Pullin

Next Shackleton Ground Run: Sat 9 May 2009 
The next ground run of the Shackleton will be held on Saturday 9 May 2009 at the 
SAAF Museum, AFB Ysterplaat. Please register at the SAAF Museum at 09h00 prior to 
entry to Security Area via 3 Gate

You are cordially invited to the May meeting of the Friends of the Museum.
Monday, 4 May 2009. 1900 for 1930.
Venue: the Tunnel.
The usual refreshments will be available.
A Presentation by Dean Wingrin

There will be an photographic presentation on the recent SAAF Air Capability 
Demonstration held at the Roodewal weapons range. Some really nice photos of 
helicopters, rockets, cannon, smoke and dust flying around.

This was the first time the Gripen has taken part in a weapons demo as well 
as the first offensive use of the Hawk, so there will even be a shot or two 
of the Gripen and Hawk thrown in.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

You are invited to attend the April meeting of the Friends at the Museum.
A Look into Contemperory Astronomy by Chris Teale. Time 7.00 for 7.30.

SHACKLETON GROUND RUN 28 MARCH 2009 AT HARDSTAND AND 4 HANGAR
 The Shackleton will be ground run on Saturday 28 March 2009.

Meeting 01.12.08

Lecture: Cheetah - An end of an Era - A True Lifetime Machine
Speaker: Maj Genl (Retd) Des Barker Venue: WO's Mess, AFB Ysterplaat
Time: 19h00 for 19h30. Date: Monday 2 February 2009
It's not to be missed, so see you there!

The next Meeting 2 Feb 2009

Shackleton Ground Run Saturday 24 January 2009

 

 
Previous Events Swartkop Airfield - 2008
 

20th December Champagne Breakfast

4th December Meeting and Braai 

6th December Flying Training 

1st November Flying Training 
SAAF Flying Training Day – Be sure to attend the September 
meeting to get an update of this event. BIG things are planned…..

6th November Monthly Meeting 
Guest speaker Genl. Des Barker on Airshow incidents/ accidents.

11 October 9:00 to 17:00. Model show
The SAAF Museum will be handing out trophies in 4 categories.
For more information contact Foti Carzis [foti@crand.co.za].

11th/12th October Jetmasters Scale 

18th/19th October JOTA and CQ Hou Koers 

25th October Year End Function
Year end Function : It was decided at the Friends’ meeting that the year 
end function will be in the form of a Bring and Braai to 
be held at the Clubhouse from around 16:00 (4PM) on Saturday 25th October 2008.
The Club will provide salads. 
Please advise the committee timeously if you wish to attend .

2nd October Monthly Meeting - Documentary 
 Phil, Roedi and Wally Wallace will present a slide show /
talk on their recent visit to Oshkosh.

4th October Flying Training 

24th September (Wednesday) Public Holiday 

23rd August Guide for Guides 

30th August Cub / Scout Visit 

A large group of Scouts and Cubs (approx. 70 persons) will visit the Museum.

30th August – Chopper Reunion 

We have been given the opportunity to Braai for visiting guests.

4th September Meeting - Spring Braai & Oshkosh feedback 

6th September Flying Training 

26th July Egoli History Society Visit (20-30 people)

2nd August Flying Training 

7th August Meeting - 44 Squadron 

9th August Public Holiday 

Monthly meeting – Guest speaker is Genl. A. Norie  
5th June

N.E.C. Meeting  

June 7th @ 14h00
 

Warbirds Radio Control Scale Models 

 7th June 09:00-16:00 – Military Scale R/C Models
 8th June 09:00-16:00 – R/C Turbine Jets  

 
Volkswagen Owners  (mass get together 400+ VW’s expected)  
7th June

Swartkop Scale on the 
3rd and 4th May

Note that the May meeting is on the 
8th May due to the public holiday

We are still awaiting confirmation as to whether the Base will be 
open over the long weekend at the end of the month – 
May 1st and 2nd

Wieke & Wiele 2008 - Parys Airfield(Flyer Attached) 
Sat. 19th April

SA National Scale Jets
Members are required to assist in the Boerewors Stall and for Flight line duties.
19th-20th April

The duty roster for the month is incomplete, please assist:
12th 19th 26th and 28th April

Wieke & Wiele 2008 in Parys
19th April

Museum Flying Training and Lecture/Demo (Aerosud) :
Model Aircraft Technology
Saturday 1 March 2008

AGM and Braai (Guest Speaker – Bryan Bailey) - 
Thursday 6th March  

April monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday 
3rd April at 19h00

 Air Force Day
Friday 1st February


Monthly Meeting
Thursday 7th February

Pretoria Friends Monthly meeting  -The new year starts off with a meeting
 SECOND Thursday (10th January 2008 @ 19h00)

 

Previous Events - 2008  Cape Town Events


 
Dr Frank Ogilvie - Airbus: 
Monday 17 November 2008 at 7 for 7.30pm
He will be talking on his experiences at Airbus and other positions held.

EAA Oshkosh picture show Wednesday 29 October 2008 
at the SAAF Museum at 7.30pm, 

The Shackleton will be ground run on Saturday morning 
18 October 2008

Venue: Ysterplaat Museum Monthly Meeting
 Date: 6 October @ 19:30
 Subject,  A slideshow by Greg Pullin of magnificent photos taken at AAD
 last week

Bomb shelter repaint  
Contact  John [utah@iafrica.com] if you are able to assist

A A D : AFB Ysterplaat 
17th -21st
 September  

Chatter 'n Chips
7 July 2008  18.30 for 19.00

Berlin Airlift exhibition 
24 June at 10h00 for 10h30

Back to the Museum, and a NEW presentation by Dean Wingrin
4 August meeting

Meeting: A talk by Helmoed Romer Heitman (Janes) on the subject of
 "African Airforces".
1 September 2008

 
 
Previous Events - 2007 Swartkop Airfield


The Friends will be assisting visitors to the Base
22nd December 2007 to 4th January 2008
 

The last official function of the year 2007
Champagne Breakfast at 10h00
at the Clubhouse
Saturday 22nd December 2007

Pretoria Friends Monthly meeting @ 19h00
Thursday 6th December 2007

SAAF Museum Training Flying and opening of aircraft for visitors
Saturday 1st December 2007 from 09:00 – 13:00

Cheese and Wine commemorating 100 Years of Rotor Flight (1907 – 2007)
3rd November 2007

 Boeing 707
2nd November 2007

Monthly Meeting
1st November 2007

Year end Function - Mongolian Braai @ 16h00 at the Clubhouse
27th October 2007

Monthly meeting
4th October 2007

Silver Queen Air Rally. The event will take place at AFB Swartkop and will coincide 
with a SAAFA family day - Saturday 15 September

Monthly Meeting with Spring Braai (Bring along your own knives, forks, plates)
6th September 2007

Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Mr. Philip Scallan
South African Airman in the Battle of Britain
5th July 2007

Guide for Guides  
21st July 2007

SA National Scale Jet Aircraft
28th&29th July 2007

Land Rover Owner’s Visit 
14th July 2007

Swartkop Scale Model Aircraft
30th June & 1st July 2007

Warbirds Scale Model Fly In with SAAF Museum Aircraft training 
9th&10th June 2007

Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Mr. Bryan Bailey
7th June 2007

Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Genl. Dennis Earp
3rd May 2007

Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Col. Tony Smit
12th April 2007

SA Model Jet Nationals, with two hours of SAAFM Aircraft displays
17th & 18th February 2007(SATURDAY & SUNDAY)

Annual General Meeting with bring & braai 
1st March 2007

 
Previous Events - 2006 Swartkop Previous  

Friends bring and braai 
30 December 2006

Open Day at Swartkop Airbase
2  December 2006

Love With Wings Outing
25 November 2006

Model Aircraft Fly In
18th & 19th November

Land Rover's Owner
11 November 2006 

SAAF Friends Year end Function
28th October 16h00

RFAD 2nd Sept
02nd September 2006

DKW Club
02nd September 2006

Meeting & Spring Braai
7th September 2006

Chopper Reunion 
26 August 2006

Tiger Moth 75 year Anniversary
9 August 2006

Guide For Guide Training
29 July 2006

The Reach For A Dream Outing
04 April 2006

 
Previous Events - 2005 Swartkop Airfield 
 DKW Club
Choppers 
MBenz Club

 

 
 
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