South Africa

Country Profile

Republic of South Africa
(Republic of South Africa)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
31 May 1910
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
25 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
24 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

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.

All-time South Africa – civil aircraft register (G-UAaa ZS-aaa ZT-aaa ZU-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
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Aircraft Operators

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)

Commercial Aviation

Air South Africa

wikipedia: Airlines of South Africa
The World’s Airlines: South Africa

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in South Africa

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

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)

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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