Date of article Author Title/Comments
2013 09 12 Frits Boer Unidentified Airframe. Help us identify this aircraft found in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
2013 06 01 Noel Otten The Flying Wing of Baragwanath ZS-UEC
2013 05 24 Brian Zeederberg Tom Zeederberg and the Altis home-built aircraft, ZS-ADN ZS-AEO and ZS-AEV.
Further reading on Altis home-built aircraft, entitled Aviation in Krugersdorp - Sydney Vine, written for the occasion of the 50th Anniversary, in 2010, of the Krugersdorp Flying Club by Dave Becker and Paul Lastrucci.
2013 05 01 Anonymous Terry Fisher, Electrical Conduit Pipe, Ponal Cold Wood Glue and an Ercoupe!
2013 04 21 Roy Watson Extracts from ‘Bush Pilots do it in Fours’ Roy’s years with de Havilland Tiger Moths, The Johannesburg Light Plane Club and the old Baragwanath Airfield.
2013 03 16 Bill Teague The Johannesburg Light Plane Club and Baragwanath - Memories
2013 03 01 Courtney Watson A collection of short aviation stories, aimed at the young and old alike
2005 Roma Part Pioneering Spirit - The story of Richard Reid “Dick” Bentley and his flight from England to South Africa in de Havilland DH60X Moth G-EBSO (c/n 419). Bentley and the Moth, fitted with a Cirrus Mark II engine, left London on September 1, 1927. Dick landed at Baragwanath Aerodrome on Monday, 26 September 1927. He arrived in Cape Town on September 28, 1927 having flown a distance of approximately 7,250 miles, achieving the then record longest solo flight.

Some British Pathe newsreel footage of the Christening of G-EBSO "Dorys" here


Some photographs of de Havilland DH60X Moth c/n 419 G-EBSO “Dorys” here
Many people have fond memories of the Old Baragwanath. Hundreds learnt to fly there. This page contains links to stories as told by the many who experienced the bygone era of aviation at the beloved old airfield.

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