Steyn, SAAF Museum
Photo: WO2 Christo Crous
of the first flight of the North American Harvard, 70 years
ago, the SAAF Museum and Harvard Club of South Africa will
host a fly-in to Swartkop on Saturday 1 November 2008.
Twenty-five Harvards are expected to fly in to the base with
the Air Force Museum and Harvard club’s aircraft also in
attendance. The event coincides with the Museum’s monthly
flying day, which has grown in popularity with the public.
The Museum’s PUMA, ALOUETTE II, ALOUETTE III, BOSBOK, and
KUDU will fly on the day. Other aircraft that are expected
to make an appearance are the DORNIER DO27 of Tracy Robb and
the TAYLORCRAFT AUSTER MK5 of John Illsley.
The Museum will
also host Pupil Pilots Course 1/58 50th Reunion on the same
day. The likes of Maj Gen “Thack” Thackwray and Brig Gen Bob
King were products of this course. The horde of aircraft
from the era will add to the nostalgia.
The Museum is not just about aircraft; historic vehicles
such as the CACTUS and PATHFINDER will also be shown on the
A wide choice of refreshments will be available at the
Museum. So whether it is for the big Breakfast at the
Loadstar Restaurant, Boerewors Rolls at the Friends of the
Museum kiosk or ice-cold Beer in 5 Hangar - just join us!
For more information contact the SAAF Museum at 012 351