Photographs of aircraft and items of interest relating to the old Baragwanath airfield.
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Article in Wings magazine, July 1946. Johannesburg Light Plane Club members resumed flying at Baragwanath on June 8. Unfortunately, the Defence authorities have not yet fully handed over, and though the club’s other aircraft will be available shortly, there were only three machines in the air that day. The upper picture shows the fine clubhouse. Below: Mr. J. Kelly, the club’s instructor, looks towards the runway where so many famous airmen have trained and which before long will again be one of South Africa’s most active aerodromes. Photos: Garthorne and Keartland.
© The Johannesburg Light Plane Club
Syferfontein Airfield, South Africa
Baragwanath airfield control tower - 1940s
1947 Wings Magazine April article promoting The Aero Club of South Africa upcoming Air Pageant on the 3rd of May.
3rd May 1947 Baragwanath Air Pageant programme front cover.
Event organised by The Aero Club of South Africa
FURTHER READING AND ITEMS OF INTEREST
South African Air Force, SAAF, Short Sunderland Mark V Flying Boat RB-H 1703 of 35 Squadron at the 1947 Baragwanath Air Show, 3 May 1947