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Summary Narrative History
Timeline – Key Dates in South Africa History
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: South Africa
wikipedia: South Africa
wikipedia: History of South Africa
Text to be added on the development of aviation in South Africa.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in South Africa used the registration sequence G-UAAA to G-UZZZ, 1919-1929. From 1929 the sequence ZS-xxx was adopted and is still used.
An all-time Civil Rotorcraft Register of South Africa listing is here.
A listing of the G-UA Register is also available.
A listing of the early years of the ZS- Register is also available.
Military Air Arms
Air Force (South African Air Force)
Naval Aviation – Naval aircraft are operated by the Air Force
Army Aviation (South African Army) [1945-1968]
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation (South African Coast Guard)
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation (Red Cross Air Mercy Service)
Medical Aviation (NAC Helicopters)
Medical Aviation (ER24)
Medical Aviation (EMS Free State)
Medical Aviation (Netcare 911)
Several EMS providers have ceased operations including Flight for Life, MRI and STAR
Rescue Aviation (Rescuetech)
Police Aviation (South African Police Service Air Wing)
Air South Africa
wikipedia: Airlines of South Africa
The World’s Airlines: South Africa
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Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Airports in South Africa
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Military Museum, Bloemfontein
Pioneers of Aviation Museum, Kimberley
Port Alfred Airfield Memorial, Port Alfred
Port Elizabeth Museum, Port Elizabeth
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg
South African Air Force Museum, Swartkop AFB, Valhalla
South African Air Force Museum – Cape Town, Cape Town
South African Air Force Museum – Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth
South African National Museum of Military HIstory, Gauteng
South African Naval Museum, Simon’s Town
Thunder City, Cape Town (now closed)
Key Airshow Dates
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