Members of The Johannesburg Light Plane Club, based at Syferfontein Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, are justifiably proud of their Aircraft. Some are Vintage, Veteran, Classic, Sport or simply fascinating machines. Many are in pristine condition having been found in poor condition or basket cases and restored to their former glory, others have been lovingly cared for since new and are in immaculate condition.
1946 Aeronca 11AC Chief c/n 11AC-634
SAAF 525, Atlas Impala Mk 1
Completing an Aviat (formerly Christen) Eagle II project
Although built in 1946, the earliest record we have of C140 ZU-ECP is from 1960, with an airframe logbook that has her registered under Serial number 10243.
NORTH AMERICAN AT-6 HARVARD
c/n 88-10161 SAAF 7732
Piper PA-18 Super Cub ZU-ASI
Noel Otten relives his memory of the last days of ZS-EUC, the Flying Wing of Baragwanath
Noel Otten remembers de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth ZS-CDJ
ZS-FZF is a 1942 Australian built de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth. It was obtained as a bundle of parts in Mozambique by Bob Hay, who sold the remainder of the parts to the Streckers, thereby unintentionally starting their famous business.
There is a rich history behind the Watson Tiger Moth, and this nostalgia adds to the effect of flying such a romantic aircraft. There really is something special about open cockpit flying that harks back to the origins of flight and ‘real’ aviation.