Personality Brief introduction/Comments
Alan Hindle Alan Hindle was an aviation artist through the 1950s to 1980s. Many considered him to have been an underrated talent. His passion was aircraft, especially biplanes of the 1920s and 1930s, and WW2 aircraft.
Cecil Robert “Tommy” Thompson Tommy was a founder member of the Johannesburg Light Plane Club at Baragwanath. He was involved with the South African Aerial Transports Ltd., using Avro 504K aircraft. He was the first pilot to "loop the loop" in South Africa.
Johannes Hendrik “Pikkie” Rautenbach The Druine Turbulent ZS-UAI, Pikkie’s “pride and joy”.
Phillip Hesselson Daring Aviator and Chairman of the Johannesburg Light Plane Club
Stanley Seward Halse Stan and the Percival Mew Gull, ZS-AHO, named “Baragwanath” which was entered for the Schlesinger, Portsmouth to Rand Airport Race, 29 September to 1 October 1936.
There are many famous aviators that have, for one reason or another, been associated with the Johannesburg Light Plane Club and Baragwanath Airfield. Below is a list of many of these folk. Click on the name to open a PDF document containing interesting information and photographs about these personalities of a bygone era.

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