Air Services

South Africa

South African Air Force (SAAF) /

Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag (SALM)

Established 1st February 1920, the SAAF is the air force of South Africa and has served in World War II and the Korean War. Today, with limited air combat capability, the SAAF primarily provide regional peace-keeping, disaster relief and maritime patrol operations.

COMBAT

SAAB JAS 39 Gripen C

3925 & 3917

SAAB JAS 39 Gripen D

3909

Denel Rooivalk Mk1

678

TRANSPORT

Beechcraft B200C Super King Air

651 & 652

CASA C212-200 Aviocar

8011

Douglas C-47TP Turbo Dakota

6887

Lockheed C-130B/BZ Hercules

401

also

Cessna 208 Caravan

Pilatus PC-12


VIP Transport

Boeing 737-7ED (BBJ)

Cessna 550/1 Citation II

Dassault Falcon 50

Dassault Falcon 900B

HELICOPTERS

Agusta Westland A109 LUH

4019

Eurocopter BK 117A-3

380

Denel TP-1 Oryx

1236 & 1202

[ 1236 flew into unmarked power cables the day after the show, and crash onto a highway - all occupants ok ]

also

Anti-Submarine Warfare


Agusta Westland Super Lynx 300

191 (Poster @ the South African Naval Museum, Simon's Town)

TRAINERS

BAE Systems Hawk Mk 120

267 & 262

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II (Astra)

2015, 2035 & 2038

DEMONSTRATION TEAM

SILVER FALCONS

1946 to present

5 x Pilatus PC-7 MkII based at AFB Langebaanweg


Working on Fire (WOF) Aviation

WOF Aviation provides aerial support to the South African Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) Working on Fire Programme. Responding to an average of 300 fires annually, WOF Aviation partners with municipalities, landowners, conservation agencies and Fire Prevention Associations (FPAs) providing support to WOF ground crews.

Aircraft and pilots are supplied by Kishuga Aviation.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

ZS-HBU (Former US Army 64-13784)

Cessna U206F Stationair

ZS-JDE 'Spotter 2'

Air Tractor AT-802A

ZS-TCV 'Bomber 16'