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Havards fly-in at Swartkop Airfield to celebrate 70 years of excellence

Capt Leon Steyn, SAAF Museum
Photo: WO2 Christo Crous

In celebration 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 day.

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 2290.


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