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Donation of Vintage Aircraft Instrumentation from Hendrik Steyn

Donation of Vintage Aircraft Instrumentation from Hendrik Steyn Mr Hendrik Steyn recently donated a collection of vintage aircraft instrumentation to the Pretoria Branch of the Friends of the South African Air Force Museum (FSAAFM). The instrumentation will be used within the various restoration projects in which they are involved. The instruments were accepted by Louis […]

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Spitfire restoration progress update – February 2016

Spitfire restoration progress update – February 2016 Spitfire 5518’s restoration progress: The stripping, cataloguing and evaluation of the components from the aircraft’s fuselage have been underway for several months. Work continues with other major assemblies: wings, undercarriage, engine frame, etc., to facilitate further inspection and transportation. The project is now moving into a structuring phase.

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Spitfire Restoration progress update – October 2015

Spitfire Restoration progress update – October 2015 Here is the latest news on the Spitfire Restoration Project: The FSAAFM is currently removing the various small components from the aircraft’s fuselage interior/cockpit area. These include the chassis control, throttle and propeller controls, trim tabs, radios, etc., for potential re-builders to more easily assess the work required

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Donation of spanners from Ronald butcher

Donation of spanners from Ronald butcher The Spitfire Restoration Project’s request for the donation of Imperial spanners was heard! After advertising the need for them on our website, Ronald Butcher kindly responded. Ronald donated his own Imperial spanners to the project. In the photo below, Ronald hands over his spanners to Phil Scallan, President of

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Spitfire Project update – May 2015

Spitfire Project update – May 2015 The Friends of The South African Air Force Museum (FSAAFM) acquired the components of AX-K between May and August 2015. A thorough assessment proved that the damage sustained was substantial, with all major items (fuselage, tail assembly, wings, flaps, undercarriage, engine, etc.) beyond repair. Therefore there is a requirement

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Vice Air Marshall Johnnie Johnson Visits the SAAF Museum

Vice Air Marshall Johnnie Johnson Visits the SAAF Museum Johnnie Johnson, leading World War II Fighter Ace, a veteran of the Korean War, visited the SAAF Museum at AFB Swartkop in February 1997. Johnnie Johnson attained the position of Air Vice Marshall before retiring from the Royal Air Force. As a pilot during WWII, he

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