Armed Forces Overviews
South African Air Force
South African Air Force
Bloemfontein (FABL)
Bloemspruit AFB

Rwy: 02/20, 12/30
Pos: 29°05'36"S 026°18'16"E
Elev: 4458ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
16sq

Hlaselani (Attack) Rooivalk
87 HFS

Docemus (We teach) Oryx
A109
BK117 (on loan)
 
Durban (FADN)
Rwy: 06/24, 18/36
Pos: 29°58'11"S 030°57'06"E
Elev: 25 ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
15sq

Aquila Petit Ardua (Eagle seeks the heights) BK117
Oryx
 
Hoedspruit AFB (FAHS)
Rwy: 09/27, 18/36
Pos: 24°21'18"S 031°03'00"E
Elev: 1640 ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
19sq

Fama ex Factis (Fame through deeds) Oryx
A109
 
Several units within the SAAF use the locally built TP-1 Oryx, a derivate of the Puma.
Photo: (Daniele Faccioli)
Langebaanweg AFB (FALW)
Rwy: 02L/20R, 02R/20L, 07/25, 16/34
Pos: 32°57'59"S 018°09'36"E
Elev: 0 ft
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CFS

Facta Nostra Vivent (Our deeds shall live) PC-7 MkII
Silver Falcons

PC-7 MkII
 
Pride of the SAAF are the Silver Falcons, flying with the PC-7 MkII. The operate out of AFB Langebaanweg and can be seen regularly at airshows.
Photo: (Ysterplaat, 24 September 2010, René Verschuur)
Makhado AFB (FALM)
Rwy: 10/28
Pos: 23°09'36"S 029°42'06"E
Elev: 3025 ft
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2sq

Sursum Prorsusque (Upward and onward) JAS39C/D
85CFS

Detrimento Sumus (Our purpose is damage) Hawk Mk120
AFB Makhado was previously known as Louis Trichardt.
 
AFB Makhado is home to the 85th Central Flying School, operating the recently acquired Hawk Mk120s. Seen here is Hawk 251.
Photo: (24 May 2010, Morné Booij-Liewes)
Overberg (FAOB)
Rwy: 10/28, 17/35
Pos: 34°33'30"S 020°15'00"E
Elev: 164 ft
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TFDC

Alerte (Alert) various a/c
AFB Overberg was previously known as Bredasdorp.
 
Port Elizabeth (FAPE)
Rwy: 08/26, 17/35
Pos: 33°59'24"S 025°36'37"E
Elev: 226 ft
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15sq C-Flight

Aquila Petit Ardua (Eagle seeks the heights) BK117
Oryx
 
Swartkop AFB (FASK)
Rwy: 02/20, 06/24 (grass)
Pos: 25°48'29"S 028°09'50"E
Elev: 4794ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
17sq

Pro Re Nata (For the occasion as it arises) Oryx
A109
41sq

Detegimus Hostes (We find the enemy) Ce208
Beech 200
Beech 300
PC-12
 
Waterkloof AFB (FAWK)
Rwy: 01/19
Pos: 25°49'45"S 028°13'22"E
Elev: 4921 ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
21sq

Onoorwinlik (Unbeatable) Ce550
Ce551
Falcon 50
Falcon 900A
B737-7ED
28sq

Portamus (We carry) C-130BZ
44sq

Prosumus (We are useful) C212
CN235
Ce185A/D/E
 
21 Squadron operates several transport aircraft. This BBJ is used for VIP-transport.
Photo: (24 June 2006, Andy Cline)
Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP)
Rwy: 02/20
Pos: 33°54'04"S 018°29'51"E
Elev: 51ft
Squadron Motto Aircraft Type(s) Badge
22sq

Ut Mare Liberum Sit (That the sea may be free) Lynx 300
Oryx
35sq

Shaya Amanzi (Strike the water) C-47TP
Although the Lynxes from 22sq wear Navy titles, they are operated by the SAAF.
 
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