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AVIATION AFRICA 1977


INTRODUCTION

 
The first of the biennial series of aviation exhibitions [named Air Africa International 1975 (AAI ’75)] was held at Lanseria Airport (ICAO code FALA) from 30 September to 5 October. In 1977 the airshow had the name Aviation Africa and was held from 6 to 10 October. General Bob Rogers, Chief of the South African Air Force, officially opened the show at 12:30 on 6 October. The socalled “battle” of the bizjets was “fought” among the Falcon 10, Sabreliner 75A and the HS125-700. The heavies were represented by a Safair Hercules on static display and another one taking part in the flying display as well as a SAAF Transall and Dakota (both on static display). The big four US aircraft manufacturers (Cessna, Beech, Piper and Grumman) somewhat dominated the light-aircraft section of the show. Two other interesting aircraft included the prototype Atlas Kudu (ZS-IZF) and Impala Mk II 1046 – both in civilian colours. A total of 75 different types of aircraft were displayed during Aviation Africa and more than 82 000 people attended the show over the four days.
 
An alphabetical and numerical list with details of the aircraft is provided at the end of the article.
 

FOCUS ON SOME OF THE AIRCRAFT

 

South African Air Force

 
Aviation Africa 1977 saw a much larger participation by the South African Air Force (said to be the largest at a civilian venue in two decades) than AAI ’75. SAAF aircraft included a spirited display by the Spitfire IX (SAAF Museum), formation flying by four Mirage IIICZs from 2 Squadron, a demonstration of the hoisting capabilities of the Super Frelon (15 Squadron), a polished formation flying display by the Silver Falcons and a solo flying display by a Vampire. The static area included a Bosbok, Kudu, Transall, Vampire, Sabre, Super Frelon, Alouette III, Harvard, Dakota, Albatross, Buccaneer and several SAAF Museum exhibits (two Sikorsky S-55s, Anson forward fuselage section, Fairchild Argus , Percival Prentice, Spitfire and Tiger Moth).



Flying here is a Spitfire Mk IX that is finished in Second World War colours and markings of 40 Squadron [code WR-RR (RR is the personal code of the then OC Lt-Col RH Rogers) and aircraft identity PT672] SAAF. It also carried the name Evelyn. The aircraft was originally ordered from Castle Bromwich on 28 February 1942 as MA793. It was one of the Spitfires selected for sale to the SAAF and arrived in South Africa on 30 September 1948 on board SS Clan Campbell. After assembly it was placed in storage and used as a source of spares. Its actual SAAF identity was 5601.


Flying in formation on 5 October are Dassault Mirage IIICZs 807 (construction number 163; delivered in June 1963), 808 (construction number 164; delivered in 1963), 809 (construction number 168; delivered in 1963); and 811 (construction number 172; delivered in 1963) of 2 Squadron SAAF. CZ 811 is the number four aircraft.


In this image Dassault Mirage IIICZ number 809 of 2 Squadron SAAF can be seen landing after the four-aircraft display on 5 October.


This picture illustrates four Impalas of the Silver Falcons display team flying in formation on 7 October. Clockwise from the top left Atlas Impala Mk I 470 (construction number 115/6345; Falcon 2), Atlas Impala Mk I 486 (construction number 131/6362/A11; Falcon 1), Atlas Impala Mk I 525 (construction number A50; Falcon 3) and Atlas Impala Mk I 489 (construction number 134/6365/A14; Falcon 4) can be seen.           


Sabre 6 number 350 taxies in after landing.


The SAAF demonstrated the hoisting capabilities of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon with this example. It is possibly seen flying on 5 October. The helicopter has the construction number 129 and is serial number 308 of15 Squadron.

First Grumman Cheetah in South Africa

 
VIP Aircraft Distributors, franchise holder for Grumman American general-aviation aircraft, pulled off a scoop by getting the first Cheetah (ZS-JAF, debut of the type in South Africa) to the show in record time. The aircraft was dispatched from the factory by sea with an expected arrival date of 28 September. After being frustrated through not being able to offload the aircraft at Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or East London and delays due to weather, the ship finally arrived at Durban on 3 October (Monday). However, actual delivery was promised for the 5th, but with the cooperation of various people the aircraft touched South African soil at 02:00 on the Tuesday. Normally it requires a week to assemble and test an aircraft, and register it with the civil aviation authorities. Assembly was completed at Virginia Airport (near Durban) early on the Wednesday. The aircraft flew at 10:00 on that day and the relevant documentation was couriered to the Department of Civil Aviation on the same day. With the DCA's cooperation it was registered at 14:00. ZS-JAF arrived at Lanseria on Thursday morning, 6 October 1977.
 

Britten-Norman

 
Britten-Norman displayed Islander ZS-KAG and Trislander ZS-JYF. The Islander showed off its excellent handling capabilities in the hands of Captain Peter Phillips, the company’s chief training and demonstration pilot. The display was the same as that seen at the world’s major shows at Paris, Farnborough and Tokyo.


Depicted here is Britten-Norman BN2A-21A Islander ZS-KAG construction number 556; it is seen on the main apron/in the main static display area. The aircraft was built in 1976 and has the following identity record: G-BEFL (registered 27 September 1976, transferred 18 July 1977 to an owner in South Africa) and ZS-KAG (registered July 1977). 

Beechcraft

 
A full range of Beechcraft products were displayed at the show. These included four Beechcraft types on static display, a three-aircraft flying demonstration, an avionics booth and a mockup of Beechcraft’s special-mission King Air. A Super King Air (ZS-KAO), pressurized (58P) Baron (ZS-JXX), Bonanza V35 (ZS-KAN) and a Sundowner (ZS-JYG) were put on static display.
The Super King Air, with its efficient Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engines, demonstrated the short-field takeoff and landing capabilities that have made it popular with customers needing access to short landing strips. Single-engine capability was demonstrated by a Baron 58. An aerobatic Bonanza (F33C) showed its maneuverability. Local Beechcraft salesmen Nigel Forrester, Boet Preller and Graeme Conlyn flew these aircraft.

Aerostar 601  

This sleek aircraft is notable for its economy of operation and high cruise speed. Besides being efficient, the 601 is a delight to fly, having none of the sluggish controls that some would say are common on American aircraft. With a cruising speed of about 250 knots, the 601 is a hot ship without being thirsty.



Ted Smith Aerostar 601A ZS-JEV is seen on display in the static display area beyond the hangars (you can see Hercules ZS-RSJ of Safair in the background). Bob Hay flew this aircraft during the solo displays. This Aerostar has the construction number 61-0179-086 (explanation of number: 61 refers to model 601; 0179 refers to the aircraft being the 179th Aerostar of all types; 086 refers to the aircraft being the 86th model 601), it was registered in January 1975 and is ex-N7548S.

Sabreliner 75A


Before attending Aviation Africa 1977, this aircraft had its first-ever African tour. According to Carl Ziegler, Sabreliner’s Director of International Sales, this tour was a fantastic success. The first stop was Nairobi and the next Gaborone. At Gaborone the President of Botswana, His Excellency Sir Seretse Khama, enjoyed a flight with several of his senior advisors. Thereafter the aircraft came to Lanseria. Several chief pilots had demonstrations. According to Basil Brand, Corporate Aircraft sales manager for Placo Limited (the Southern African agent for Sabreliner), the general response far exceeded his high expectations
 


Rockwell (model NA265-80) Sabreliner 75A (a demonstrator) was one of three bizjets taking part in Aviation Africa 1977. The Sabreliner has the construction number 380-53 and it was built in1977 and had its first flight in 1977. The aircraft is seen on visitors apron 2 on 6 October, with Cessna 402 ZS-JCG seen in the background.

Staggerwing

 
One (ZS-AJT2) of only two Staggerwings flying in South Africa was displayed at Lanseria, courtesy Tony Torr, its owner. This example was commissioned into the US Air Force in March 1943 and is believed to have served in the Far East until 1946. Torr said he purchased the aircraft in 1969 and had it rebuilt by National Aircraft Corporation at Rand Airport.

 

CSIR SARA 1 and 3

 
 
Autogyro SARA 1 ZS-UGD construction number 1 of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is seen on visitors apron 1 on 4 October. On 5, 6 and 7 October it was displayed in the main static display area and on 6 and 7 October it took part in the flying display. The machine was registered in February 1972. The third aircraft from the left in the background is Sundowner ZS-ITF and Cessna 172 ZS-FUJ is to the right of the Sundowner.

At the stage of Aviation Africa 1977 Sara 1 was one of two (the other being ZS-UIT) autogyros that were used by the CSIR for the purpose of solving aerodynamic problems concerning autogyros. The heart of the design was a simple, fully automatic, variable-geometry rotor head. Its unique characteristics allowed a high spin-up speed to be achieved. This single-seat example was a test rig, fitted with telemetry for the recording of inflight stresses and vibration. SARA 1 had a glassfibre-reinforced rotor, while SARA 3 was fitted with a metal rotor.


ZS-UIT is Autogyro 3 construction number SARA 3 of the CSIR. On 5, 6 and 7 October it was displayed in the main static area (where it is depicted; also note gyrocopter ZS-UGD to the left in the background) and on 6 October it took part in the flying display. Although SARA 3 was a larger, two-seat type, it was still a purely research aircraft.

STATIC AREA BEYOND THE HANGARS

South African Air Force


Illustrated in this view is the SAAF Museum display. The following aircraft are visible from left to right: Fairchild Argus ZS-BAH2, Sikorsky ex CR-ALO/ZS-HCO/SAAF A4 and Sikorsky S55 WV203. The noses of the Anson frame (left) and the Tiger Moth (right) are visible on either side of Sikorsky S55 WV203. Some of the engines can be seen between the two Sikorskys.


Here a mixture of exhibits is seen. In the background on the left is Staggerwing ZS-AJT2 and on the right Lake Buccaneer A2-ZIF. In the foreground (clockwise from the bottom left) SAAF Museum exhibits included Tiger Moth 1467, S55 WV203, S55 CR-ALO/ZS-HCO/SAAF A4 and various engines.

 
In the background can be seen Hercules ZS-RSJ of Safair. The following SAAF and SAAF Museum aircraft are visible on the left (from right to left): Anson frame, Tiger Moth 1467, Prentice VS609, Dakota 6877, Vampire 276, Sabre 350, Buccaneer 423, Super Frelon 303 and Transall 335.


The small yellow aircraft to the left of the tent in the background is Grumman American AA-1B Trainer ZS-IXI. The following SAAF aircraft are visible on the left (from right to left): Vampire 276, Sabre 350, Buccaneer 423, Super Frelon 303 and Transall 335.


Yet another view of the static area beyond the hangars depicts Alouette III 631 on the left and Super Frelon 303 on the right. The hangars on the main apron are located to the left of the buildings in the background.


On 5 October Vampire 276 took part in the flying display. De Havilland Vampire T Mk 55 construction number 15497 serial number 276 is one of two Vampires remaining in service with the SAAF. At the time of the show its host unit was the Test Flight and Development Centre.


Displayed in the static area beyond the hangars on 5, 6 and 7 October was Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon construction number 115 serial number 303 of 15 Squadron SAAF. Alouette III 631 can be seen to the left.


This is Nord C160Z Transall construction number Z3 serial number 335 of 28 Squadron SAAF. It was on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. The aircraft was delivered to the SAAF on 22 September 1969.


Canadair CL13B Sabre 6 number 350 was the first of 34 Sabre 6s ordered by the SAAF. The jet has the construction number 1459 and is ex-RCAF 23669. Its host unit is 85 Advanced Flying School. It was on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. The Buccaneer in the background is number 423.


This Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk 50 (the tail of Albatross 888 can just be seen on the right) of 24 Squadron SAAF was on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. It has the serial number 423 and construction number SA13 43. The aircraft was delivered to the SAAF on 5 August 1966.


Aerospatiale Alouette III number 631 of the SAAF was displayed on 5, 6 and 7 October. The machine has the construction number 2284. The helicopter has just arrived for display in the static area beyond the hangars..


This Piaggio P166S Albatross was on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. The aircraft has the construction number 450, was delivered on 5 May 1970 and its host unit is 27 Squadron.


Atlas AM3C Bosbok number 930 (construction number 2011 of 41 Squadron; delivered in 1973 to the SAAF) was on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. 41 Squadron moved to Lanseria in August 1977.


De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth 1467 (SAAF Museum) was seen on display on 5, 6 and 7 October. Prentice VS609 can be seen in the background.


This view shows Dakota 6877 of 25 Squadron on display in the static display area beyond the hangars on 5, 6 and 7 October (note Harvard 7703 in the background). The Dakota was also seen in the general-aviation area on 4 October. The aircraft is known as the “Dazzle Dak” because of its colour scheme. It is used as a target tug and must be very visible for gunnery practice. It is a Douglas C-47A-I-DK with the construction number 11925. The machine was delivered to the SAAF in October 1945 and is ex-RAF FL564 (delivered on 24 December 1943) and USAAF 42-92156 (delivered on 25 September 1943).


Harvard 7703 of the Central Flying School SAAF was also exhibited in the static display area beyond the hangars on 5, 6 and 7 October. It is a North American T-6G, has construction number SA060 and was one of a batch of 30 rebuilt T-6Gs delivered between November 1953 and June 1956. The tail section of Sabre 350 can be seen in the background.



I saw this Sikorsky S-55C on 4 October, 5 October (outside Comavi) and 6 and 7 October (static display area beyond the hangars). Here it is seen as part of the SAAF Museum display. In the top photograph it is flanked (clockwise from the left) by aircraft engiines, S-55 WV203, Dakota 6877 and Fairchild Argus KK537 (ZS-BAH2). Percival Prentice VS609 can just be seen behind WV203.

The identity record of the aircraft is as follows: serial number A4 with the SAAF, ZS-HCO and CR-ALO (cancelled in July 1977). After the last registration was cancelled, it went to the SAAF Museum.

The SAAF bought the helicopter in 1956. Subsequently it was sold to Autair as ZS-HCO (registered in December 1968).  Autair transferred the machine to its Mozambique subsidiary as CR-ALO (registered in January 1970). Recently (after the registration CR-ALO was cancelled) it carried the registration “ZS-O” (roughly applied) for flying purposes. The construction number of the helicopter is 55-959. 


This is the forward fuselage section of an Anson Mk I with the code HD. It was seen at Lanseria on 5, 6 and 7 October in the static display area beyond the hangars, where it formed part of the SAAF Museum display. The inside of this section is depicted in the below image.




Collibri autogyro Keith 10.


Percival P-40 Prentice T Mk 1 VS609 (code P) was part of the SAAF Museum display and was seen on 5, 6 and 7 October (the tail of Dakota 6877 is visible in the background).

The aircraft was built in 1949 and its construction number is PAC/207 and its previous identities are ZS-EUS (registered 20 October 1967, cancelled 11 August 1971), G-AOPL (registered 30 May 1956; 24 April 1967 transferred to owner in South Africa) and VS609 (RAF).


As can be seen in this image, Sikorsky S-55B/Whirlwind HAS-22 has Royal Navy colours and markings. It also formed part of the SAAF Museum display in the static display area beyond the hangars, where it was observed on 6 and 7 October (note the engines in the background).

The helicopter has the construction number 55-475. Its identity record is as follows:  Bu133743 (first flight 10 June 1953; delivered 26 September 1953), WV203 (sold 19 November 1970 to South Africa) and ZS-HDO (registered 21 June 1971}.


This Fairchild Argus is the second aircraft with the registration ZS-BAH. It is finished in Second World War Royal Air Force colours and markings (note the code KK537). Its previous identities are ZS-CDO, KK537 and 44-83194.

The machine formed part of the SAAF Museum display on 6 and 7 October (the tail section of S-55 A4/ZS-HCO/CR-ALO can be seen on the righthand side).

Civilian aircraft


Another Fairchild 24R-46A Argus III that appeared at FALA is ZS-BAY. It formed part of the Experimental Aircraft Association display.

The aircraft has the construction number 1145 and was registered in July 1946. It is ex-RAF KK527 and USAAF (where it was known as a Fairchild UC-61K Forwarder) 44-83184. Joebaugher.com (http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_5.html) notes that the machine went to the RAF and was then returned to the USAAF on 31 October 1946. 


This Dornier Do-27Q4 (Hercules ZS-RSJ can be seen in the background) is seen in the static display display area beyond the hangars, where this photograph was taken on 5 October. It was also seen on visitors apron 1 on the same day.

The construction number of the aircraft is 27-1901-2035 Q-4 and it was registered in February 1968. The previous identities of the aircraft are 7P-ZBK and VQ-ZBK (VQ-Z was the previous registration marks of Lesotho).


Grumman American AA-1B Trainer ZS-IXE was exhibited  (VIP Aircraft Distributors display) in the static display area beyond the hangars. It also took part in the flying display. The construction number of the aircraft is AA1B-0114 and it was registered in August 1973. Trainer ZS-IXI and Skyservant ZS-PRW can be seen in the background.


Also part of the VIP Aircraft Distributors display in the static display area beyond the hangars and the flying display was Grumman American AA-1B Trainer ZS-IXI. The aircraft was built in 1973 and has the construction number AA1B- 0149. It was registered in August 1973 and is ex-N9649L (airworthiness test 18 April 1973; last action taken 14 January 1977). Note Skyservant ZS-PRW in the background.


This 1976-model Piper PA31-325 Navajo C/R has the construction number 31-7612043. The aircraft was registered in April 1976 and its previous identity is N59817.

Note Transall 335 (left) and Trainer ZS-IXE (right) in the background.


In this view Piper PA-32R-300 (Cherokee Lance 300) ZS-JZF is seen on display in the static display area beyond the hangars.

ZS-JZF was built in 1976 and has construction number 32R-7780024. The aircraft was registered in November 1976 and is ex-N4318F (certificate issued 16 November 1976; cancelled on the same date as exported to South Africa).


This is a 1977-model Piper PA-28R-201T (Cherokee Arrow III Turbo). The construction number of the machine is 28R-7703204, it was registered in September 1977 and it is ex-N38349. Behind and to the left a PA-31 (ZS-JUE) is visible.


ZS-JZZ is a 1977-model Piper PA-34-200T (Seneca II). The aircraft has the construction number 34-7770305, was registered in September 1977 and its previous identity is N38432. The aircraft on the right in the background is Cherokee Arrow ZS-JZY.


This Dornier Do 28D-1 Skyservant was displayed in the static display area beyond the hangars and took part in the flying display. The construction number of the machine is 4028 and it was registered in March 1972 and it is ex-D-ICMAO.


ZS-RSJ is a Lockheed L-382G-44K-30 Hercules with the construction number 4606 and was registered in April 1975. The aircraft was noted on 5, 6 and 7 October.


In this view of Cessna 180 ZS-YYO of Avex Air the aircraft is seen in the static display area beyond the hangars, where it was exhibited on 5 and 6 October. On 6 October it took part in the flying display. Its construction number is 31834 and it was registered in June 1971 to Avex Air. The previous identities of the aircraft are VP-YYO (registered 1965) and N9436C.

AIRCRAFT SEEN FROM 4 TO 7 OCTOBER 1977

 

4 October 1977

 

Piper PA-23-250B (Aztec 250B) A2-LHA has the titles "Tsetse Control Unit Botswana". The machine was registered as A2-LHA in January 1977, its previous identity is ZS-CYJ (registered November 1962) and its construction number is 27-2243.


The aircraft illustrated in this image is a Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer. I spotted it on 4 October 1977 in this place and on 5, 6 and 7 October in the static display area beyond the hangars. Its registration was allocated in 1976 and its previous identity is ZS-JPS (not taken up) and N1088L. The aircraft came into existence with the construction number 681.


This Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket) has the construction number FR172J-0467 and it is ex-F-BRGX. HS-125-700A G-BEFZ (parked on apron 1), the terminal building and the control tower are visible in the background.


This photograph of Druine D31 Turbulent ZS-UGN was possibly taken on 4 October. On 5, 6 and 7 October it formed part of the EAA display in the static display area beyond the hangars. The aircraft’s construction number is BV1, it was registered in June 1975 and it has the name “Eugene”. Also note the name on the tailfin.

A2-GEB         Cessna U206F
CR-ALO         Sikorsky S-55
VP-WFF         Cherokee Arrow
ZS-AJT2        Staggerwing
ZS-BAH2       Fairchild Argus
ZS- BAY         Fairchild Argus
ZS-JHL          HS125-600
ZS-JVE          Cessna 404
ZS-KAG         Islander
ZS-MTD2       Learjet
ZS-UDZ         Taylor Titch
ZS-UGD         Autogyro
ZS-USA          Pitts
3D-ABZ          HS125-400
9J-AED          Learjet
710                 Cessna 185, 11 Squadron SAAF
6877               Dakota, 25 Squadron SAAF
 

5 October 1977

 

Visitors apron 1



Beech 200 Super King Air ZS-KAB is illustrated near visitors apron 1. The construction number of the aircraft is BB-245, it was registered in May 1977 and it is ex-N23930.
 

On 5 October Hawker Siddeley 125-700A G-BEFZ was seen on visitors apron 1, and on 6 and 7 October in the main static display area. This photograph was possibly taken on 5 October.

G-BEFZ was the first production HS125-700A and was a demonstrator at the time of the 1977 exhibition. The aircraft was registered on 8 October 1976 to Hawker Siddeley Aviation and on 29 May 1977 to McAlpine Aviation. The machine's construction number is 257001 and it was built in 1976. 


DH82A Tiger Moth ZS-CTN was probably registered to Ted Phelps at the time this photograph was taken on 5 October on visitors apron 1. The construction number of the aircraft is 86006 and it was registered in May 1961 to DA Steyn and partners. It is ex-SAAF 4659 (shipped 27 July 1943) and ex-RAF EM789.


Cessna 404 (Titan II) ZS-JVE is depicted on visitors apron 1 on 5 October. Later it was displayed in the main static display area and took part in the flying display. ZS-JVE has construction number 404-0096, was registered in August 1977 to Comair and is ex-N8884G.

ZS-BVN2       Cessna 172
ZS-CIN           Cessna 175
ZS-CSA         Cessna 182
ZS-EKH         Cherokee 180
ZS-EXY         Cherokee Six
ZS-FAH         Dornier Do 27
ZS-FFK          Cessna 150
ZS-FID           Cessna 172
ZS-FTB          Cherokee
ZS-FUJ          Cessna 172
ZS-HFJ          Bell 47
ZS-IAP           Cessna 210
ZS-IBX           Bonanza
ZS-IHE           Bonanza
ZS-ILG           Cessna 150
ZS-IOC           Cessna 182
ZS-ITF            Sundowner
ZS-JCG          Cessna 402
ZS-JGS          Maule Lunar Rocket
ZS-JHY          Cherokee Archer
ZS-JWJ          Cherokee Six
ZS-JYM          Centurion
ZS-JYP          Cessna 310
ZS-JZZ           Seneca
ZS-KAB         King Air
ZS-KMB         Cessna 421
7P-JPG          Baron
 

Inside Jarlin Aviation hangar

 

This Cessna A150L (Aerobat) was seen in the Jarlin Aviation hangar on 5 and 7 October 1977; this photograph was therefore taken on either of these dates. The aircraft was registered in July 1977 as A2-AAU (A2 is the registration marks of Botswana). Its previous identities are ZS-IOP (registered April 1972; sold as A2-AAU 12 July 1977) and N6026J and its construction number is A150-0326. Cessna 401 ZS-IWT is visible on the righthand side.

ZS-HOS         Auster
ZS-JHC          Rallye 180GT
ZS-JHD          Rallye 180GT
ZS-JHE          Robin
ZS-JRZ          Aero Commander 690A
ZS-JSI            Rallye 180GT
ZS-JSP          Rallye
ZS-JST           Rallye 235GT
ZS-PNR         Centurion
ZS-WSB        Piper Cub
 

Outside Jarlin Aviation hangar

 
ZS-FWP         Cherokee
ZS-IWT           Cessna 401B
ZS-JSJ           Rallye 180GT
ZS-JSS          Rallye 235GT
ZS-JSU          Tiara
 

Between Jarlin and SAAF hangar

 
ZS-AMI2        Cherokee
ZS-DPK         Apache
ZS-ENA         Skylane
ZS-FUP         Cessna 337
ZS-IDO          Cessna 337
ZS-IVK          Skyhawk
ZS-JJH          Reims Rocket
ZS-JSE          Rallye 235GT
ZS-JUT          Cessna 152
ZS-JXA          Hawk
ZS-LCR         Centurion
ZS-OMR        Baron
ZS-RTB         Cherokee Arrow
ZS-TEA         Centurion
 

Inside Wings

 
A2-FZP          Beagle Pup
ZS-DWW       Aero Commander 680FP
ZS-JHL          HS125
ZS-JRB          Aero Commander 690A
 

Between Wings and Comavi

 

Cessna (U206F) Stationair A2-GEB was seen at Lanseria on 4, 5 and 6 October 1977 (between Wings and Comavi). It was the second aircraft with the registration A2-GEB and it was registered in July 1974. The aircraft has the previous registrations ZS-IYD (registered in 1974; sold in July 1974 as A2-GEB2) and N1082V (not taken up) and its construction number is U206-02452.
 

Inside Comavi

 
N1824J          Commander
N81454          Shrike Commander
ZS-JRS          Shrike Commander
ZS-SSN         Commander
 

Outside Comavi

 

I saw this Sikorsky S-55C on 4 October, 5 October (outside Comavi) and 6 and 7 October (static display area beyond the hangars, where it was seen as part of the SAAF Museum display).

ZS-CHK         Cessna 182
ZS-DVZ         Cessna 172
ZS-IDK           Super Skywagon
ZS-III               Cessna 310
ZS-IJY            Cherokee Six
ZS-JEV          Aerostar 601A
ZS-JUI            Reims Rocket
ZS-JZF           Piper Lance
 

Main static display area

 
N8EC             Bellanca Scout
VP-WFF         Piper Arrow
ZS-GBC         Bonanza, Beech Sales display
ZS-JKY          Mooney Executive
ZS-JYF          Trislander, Beech Sales display
ZS-KAG         Islander, Beech Sales display
ZS-KAI           Baron, Beech Sales display
ZS-KAN         Bonanza, Beech Sales display
ZS-KAO         King Air, Beech Sales display
ZS-UGD         SARA 1, CSIR display
ZS-UIT           SARA 3, CSIR display
ZS-UIW          Scorpion Too
ZS-UIX           Scorpion 133
ZS-USA         Pitts
ZS-ZAP          Pitts
 

Static display area beyond hangars

 
HD                  Anson, section of forward fuselage, SAAF Museum display
Keith 10         Collibri, SAAF Museum display
VS609            Prentice, SAAF Museum display
A2-ZIF            Lake Buccaneer
ZS-AJT2        Staggerwing
ZS-BAY         Fairchild 24-R, EAA display
ZS-FAH         Dornier Do 27
ZS-IXE           Trainer, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-IXI             Trainer, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-IXT            Traveller, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAC          Traveller, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAD          Tiger, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAH          Tiger, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JEV          Aerostar 601
ZS-JUE          Piper PA-31, Placo display
ZS-KAZ          Agcat
ZS-PRW        Dornier Do 28
ZS-RSJ          Hercules, Safair
ZS-UDZ         Taylor Titch, EAA display
ZS-UGN         Turbulent, EAA display
ZS-UIH           Evans VP-1, EAA display
ZS-UIS           Bergwind, EAA display
ZS-YYO         Cessna 185, Avex Air
303                 Super Frelon, 15 Squadron SAAF
335                 Transall, 28 Squadron SAAF
350                 Sabre, 85 AFS SAAF
423                 Buccaneer, 24 Squadron SAAF
631                 Alouette III, SAAF
888                 Albatross, 27 Squadron SAAF
930                 Bosbok, 41 Squadron SAAF
978                 Kudu, 41 Squadron SAAF
1467               Tiger Moth, SAAF Museum display
6877               Dakota, 25 Squadron SAAF
7703               Harvard, CFS, SAAF
 

Flying

 


At Aviation Africa 1977 VIP Aircraft Distributors, at that time the franchise holder for Grumman American general aviation aircraft, put several aircraft on static display. The same aircraft also took part in the flying display. These comprised Grumman American AA-1B Trainer ZS-IXE, Grumman American AA-1B Trainer ZS-IXI, Grumman American AA-5 Traveler ZS-IXT, Grumman American AA-5 Traveler ZS-JAC, Grumman American AA-5B Tiger ZS-JAD, Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah ZS-JAF and Grumman American AA-5B Tiger ZS-JAH. This image shows Traveler ZS-JAC (number one), Tiger ZS-JAD (number two) and Tiger ZS-JAH (number three) taking off from FALA. 
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Kudu 977, parachutes.


ZS-IXE; ZS-IXI; ZS-IXT; ZS-JAC, ZS-JAD, ZS-JAH (VIP AIRCRAFT DISTRIBUTORS DISPLAY); ZS-JEV; ZS-KAZ
???                 Aerospatiale SA330 Puma, SAAF
???                 Mirage F1CZ, 3 Squadron SAAF
276                 Vampire, TFDC SAAF
308                 Super Frelon, 15 Squadron SAAF
422                 Buccaneer S Mk 50, 24 Squadron SAAF
807                 Mirage IIICZ, 2 Squadron SAAF
808                 Mirage IIICZ, 2 Squadron SAAF
809                 Mirage IIICZ, 2 Squadron SAAF
811                 Mirage IIICZ, 2 Squadron SAAF
977                 Kudu, 41 Squadron SAAF (parachutes)
7666               Harvard, SAAF
 

SAAF

 
492                 Impala Mk I, 4 Squadron SAAF
726                 Cessna 185, 11 Squadron SAAF
981                 Kudu, 41 Squadron SAAF
 

6 October 1977

 

Outside Jarlin

 
VP-WFF         Piper Arrow
ZS-IWT           Cessna 401
ZS-JJH           Reims Rocket
ZS-JSE          Rallye
 

In front of Jarlin

 
ZS-CHK         Cessna 182
ZS-JVU          Cessna 182
 

Between Jarlin and SAAF hangar

 
ZS-AMI2        Cherokee
ZS-DPK         Aztec
ZS-ELB         Cherokee Six
ZS-ENA         Cessna 182
ZS-ETJ          Skyhawk
ZS-FJU          Skyhawk
ZS-FUP         Cessna 337
ZS-FWP        Cherokee
ZS-FXL         Cessna 150
ZS-IDO          Cessna 337
ZS-JAC         Grumman AA5
ZS-JMJ         Skyhawk
ZS-JNL         Cherokee Six
ZS-JSF         Rallye 235GT
ZS-JXI           Cherokee
ZS-RTB         Piper
 

Visitors apron 2

 

An interesting visitor at Lanseria was this Rhodesian Air Force C-47B R7134. Its previous identities are VP-YKP, G-AMYY, RAF KJ998 and USAAF 43-49176.On 6 and 7 October it was seen on the second visitors apron and it departed on the 7th. This photograph was taken either on the 6th or the 7th of October.


Cessna (TP206B) Turbo Super Skylane VP-WFO was seen and photographed on visitors apron 2 at Lanseria on 7 October. Note the Rhodesian Air Force Dakota in the background. The aircraft started life with construction number P206-0370 and is ex-ZS-ETV (registered March 1967) and ex-N4770F.


Another type of aircraft seen at Lanseria was Mooney (M20E) Super 21 VP-WFW and it is illustrated on visitors apron 2 on 7 October. It has the construction number 370 and is ex_CR-LHE (registered November 1964) and ex-N7131U. Regent ZS-JSV is visible on the right.


Rockwell Sabreliner 75A is seen on visitors apron 2 on 6 October, with Cessna 402 ZS-JCG visible in the background.


ZS-IBB is a 1969-model Beech V35A Bonanza. The machine is parked near visitors apron 2 on 7 October. Its construction number is D-9051, it was registered in October 1969 and it is ex-N2741A.


Here BN-2A-3 Islander ZS-JZO is seen on visitors apron 2. It has the construction number 678 and was registered in April 1977. The aircraft’s identity record is as follows: G-AZGV (registered 11 October 1971; transferred 11 April 1975 to owner in Angola), CR-LOQ (registered 1975), G-AZGV (not confirmed) and ZS-JZO.


Falcon 10 3D-ACB was one of the three bizjets (the other being Sabreliner 75A N75NR and HS-125-700 G-BEFZ) present at Aviation Africa 1977. This image shows the aircraft on visitors apron 2 on 6 October. Later it was displayed in the static display area beyond the hangars and on 7 October it took part in the flying display. 3D-ACB is an Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation Falcon 10 with the construction number 405. It was registered in November 1976 and is ex-HB-VDT (not taken up) and ex-F-WJMK. The aircraft belongs to Rembrandt Tobacco.


ZS-ASH2 is seen near visitors apron 2 (possibly on 7 October). It is a Piper PA-32-300E (Cherokee Six 300E) with the construction number 32-7240042 and it was registered in 1972.


One of the many aircraft seen at FALA included this Cessna 172B, which is a1961-model Skyhawk, and it is illustrated on visitors apron 2 on 7 October (the tail section of Cessna 172 ZS-DVZ is visible on the left). It has the construction number 47796 and was registered in August 1968 and is ex-N6896X.

Visitors apron 1


A few helicopters were seen at Lanseria. Bell 206B Jet Ranger II ZS-HDS is seen on visitors apron 1 on 7 October. Note the Brickor titles and logo. The construction number of the helicopter is 851, it was built in 1972 and it was registered in October 1972.


Here Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket) VP-WHL is seen on visitors apron 1 on 7 October. The construction number of the aircraft is FR172J-0428, it was registered in 1977 and it is ex-TR-LSE (registered December 1973). Aircraft visible in the background are: Maule ZS-JVJ (left), King Air N1570L (behind the Maule), Baron ZS-KAI (visible through the windows) and a Bonanza.


This view shows Cessna (U206) Super Skywagon VP-YFL2 on visitors apron 1 on 7 October. It was registered in 1975 and is ex-9J-RAE (registered December 1964) and ex-N2133F. Cherokee ZS-FHA can be seen on the left


Also seen at FALA was this 1970-model Piper PA-23-250 (Aztec 250D Turbo) construction number 27-4450. It is illustrated on visitors apron 1 on 7 October. It was registered in February 1970 and it is ex-N13805.


Here Aerospatiale Alouette III number 613 of the SAAF is seen on visitors apron 1 on 7 October. The helicopter has the construction number 1737 and was delivered in January 1975. It is one of a batch of 15 Alouette IIIs obtained from the USA (ex-N8261). Note that it has a VIP interior. King Air N1570L is visible on the left.

ZS-DJK          Dakota, A.O.C.
ZS-DSP         Skylane
ZS-DVZ         Cessna 172
ZS-DZZ          Piper Commanche
ZS-EBD         Victa Airtourer
ZS-EHM         Cessna 337
ZS-ERT          Skylane
ZS-EVJ          Cherokee
ZS-IDK           Cessna 207
ZS-IVU           Centurion
ZS-JCG          Cessna 402, Comair display
ZS-JLL           Piper Arrow
ZS-JOM         Cessna 310
ZS-JPC          Bonanza
ZS-JXH          Piper Pathfinder
ZS-JXM          Piper Lance
ZS-JZP          Arrow III
ZS-JZT           Arrow III
ZS-KBL          Pawnee Brave
ZS-KIM           Cherokee
ZS-WAG        Centurion
 

Inside Wings

 
A2-FZP          Beagle PUP
ZS-JHL          HS125
ZS-JON          Cessna 340
ZS-JRA          Aero Commander 690
ZS-KMB         Cessna 421
 

In front of Wings

 
VP-WHL        Reims Rocket
ZS-DXG         Cherokee
ZS-EEE         Apache
ZS-ETR          Skylane
ZS-IAS           Baron
 

Between Wings and Comavi

 
A2-GEB         Cessna U206F
ZS-DWT         Aero Commander 500B
ZS-FSF          Shrike Commander
 

Inside Comavi

 
ZS-JRG          Aero Commander 500S
ZS-JRS          Aero Commander 500S, Comavi display
ZS-KAB         King Air
ZS-SSN         Aero Commander 680FP
 

In front of Comavi

 
N690LL          Aero Commander 690A, Comavi display
ZS-JRX          Commander 112A
 

Inside Huntair

 
ZS-JKR          Citation
ZS-JOO          Citation
3D-ABZ          HS125
 

Apron 1

 
N1570L          King Air
ZS-BVN         Cessna 172
ZS-CIN           Cessna 175
ZS-CSA         Cessna 182
ZS-DAN         Bonanza
ZS-ECP         Skylane
ZS-EJM         Centurion
ZS-EXY         Cherokee Six
ZS-FAC         Cherokee
ZS-FFK          Cessna 150
ZS-FID           Cessna 172
ZS-FTB          Cherokee
ZS-FXS          Cardinal
ZS-GBC         Beech 33
ZS-IBX           Bonanza
ZS-III               Cessna 310
ZS-ILG           Cessna 150
ZS-ILM           Centurion
ZS-IOC           Skylane
ZS-ITF            Sundowner
ZS-JEU          Twin Otter
ZS-JHY          Cherokee
ZS-JVJ           Maule
ZS-KAI           Baron
ZS-PCN         Centurion
ZS-TCH         Piper Arrow
7P-JPG          Baron

 

EAA

 
ZS-BAY         Fairchild 24-R
ZS-UDZ         Taylor Titch
ZS-UGN         Turbulent
ZS-UIH           Evans VP-1
ZS-UIS           Bergwind
 

Main static display area

 

In this photograph Aerospatiale SA316B  Alouette III ZS-HBL2 is shown in the main static display area as part of the Heliquip display on either 6 or 7 October, with the tail of Gazelle ZS-HYI sticking out in the background. The helicopter has the construction number 1215, it was registered in May 1971 and it is ex-XC-DAV.


ZS-HDR is a Silvercraft SH-4 and is seen in the main static display area as part of the STOL Aviation display on 6 or 7 October. The machine has the construction number 020 and was registered in May 1972. It apparently crashed on 27 June 1974; therefore it has been rebuilt since then. The helicopter in the background is Alouette III ZS-HBL2.


Bell 205A-1 ZS-HGM is seen in the main static display area on either 6 or 7 October. This Bell has the construction number 30084, was registered in February 1977 and is ex-N8118J.


Depicted in this image is Aerospatiale SA 341 Gazelle ZS-HYI and it has the construction number 1125 (which is visible on the tailfin). It can be seen in the main static display area as part of the Heliquip display on either 6 or 7 October. It was registered in August 1974.


The prototype Atlas C4M Kudu (construction number 001) formed part of the Atlas Aircraft Corporation exhibit and also took part in the flying display. On 7 October, for instance, it gave a solo flying display.

Main apron


ZS-JEC, a 1957-model Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150, is seen on the main apron (in front and to the right of the control tower). This area was also part of the main static display area during Aviation Africa 1977. The static display area beyond the hangars is behind and to the right of the buildings in the background. The construction number of the aircraft is 18-5327 and it was registered in April 1976. Its identity record is as follows: ALAT, 5R-MDE (registered December 1965), F-OCVD, N14HL (not taken up) and ZS-JEC.


Twin Otter 300 ZS-JEU is seen on the main apron (in front and to the right of the control tower). This was also the main static display area during Aviation Africa 1977.

G-BEFZ         HS125-700
N8EC             Bellanca Scout
N690LL          Aero Commander 690B, Comavi display
N1824J          Commander 112 TC, Comavi display
N4923W        Commander 114, Comavi display
N81454          Aero Commander 500S, Comavi display
ZS-HFM         Enstrom, Bell helicopters display/Astra
ZS-HGG         Bell 206L, Bell helicopters display/Astra
ZS-HGZ         Bell 47, Bell helicopters display/Astra
ZS-JGS          Maule, Maule display
ZS-JKY          Mooney
ZS-JSP          Rallye 235 GT, Jarlin Aviation display
ZS-JSS          Rallye 235 GT, Jarlin Aviation display
ZS-JUT          Cessna 152, Comair display
ZS-JVE          Cessna 404, Comair display
ZS-JXA          Cessna 172, Comair display
ZS-JXX          Baron, Beech Sales display
ZS-JYF          Trislander, Beech Sales display
ZS-JYG          Sundowner, Beech Sales display
ZS-JYM          Centurion, Comair display
ZS-JYP          Cessna 310, Comair display
ZS-KAN         Bonanza, Beech Sales display
ZS-KAO         King Air, Beech Sales display
ZS-LRA          Maule, Maule display
ZS-UIK           Motor Falke
ZS-UIW          Scorpion 133
ZS-UIX           Scorpion 133
ZS-USA         Pitts
ZS-ZAP          Pitts
 

Static display area beyond hangars

 
HD                  Anson, SAAF Museum
Keith 10         Collibri, SAAF Museum
PT672             Spitfire Mk IX, SAAF Museum
VS609            Prentice, SAAF Museum
WV203           Sikorsky S-55, SAAF Museum
A2-ZIF            Lake Buccaneer
CR-ALO         Sikorsky S-55, SAAF Museum
N75NR           Sabreliner
ZS-AJT2        Staggerwing, SAAF Museum
ZS-BAH2       Fairchild 24-R, SAAF Museum
ZS-IXE           Trainer, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-IXI             Grumman AA1, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-IXT            Grumman AA5B, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAC          Grumman AA5B, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAD          Grumman AA5B, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JAF          Grumman AA5B, VIP Aircraft Distributors display (arrived from Virginia this morning)
ZS-JAH          Grumman AA5B, VIP Aircraft Distributors display
ZS-JEV          Aerostar
ZS-JUE          PA-31, Placo display
ZS-JWA         Partenavia P68B
ZS-JZF           Arrow, Placo display
ZS-JZY          Arrow, Placo display
ZS-JZZ           Seneca, Placo display
ZS-KAZ          Agcat
ZS-PRW        Dornier Do 28
ZS-RSJ          Hercules, Safair
ZS-YYO         Cessna 185, Avex
3D-ACB         Falcon 10
276                 Vampire, TFDC SAAF
303                 Super Frelon, 15 Squadron SAAF
335                 Transall, 28 Squadron SAAF
350                 Sabre, 85 AFS SAAF
423                Buccaneer, 24 Squadron SAAF
631                 Alouette III, SAAF
888                 Albatross, 27 Squadron SAAF
930                 Bosbok, 41 Squadron SAAF
978                 Kudu, 41 Squadron SAAF
1467               Tiger Moth, SAAF Museum
6877               Dakota, 25 Squadron SAAF
7703               Harvard, CFS SAAF
 

Flying           

 



Here Grumman American AA-5 Traveler ZS-JAC, Grumman American AA-5B Tiger ZS-JAD, Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah ZS-JAF and Grumman American AA-5B Tiger ZS-JAH are flying in formation at Aviation Africa 1977. ZS-JAF was the first example of a Cheetah to appear in South Africa. It was dispatched from the factory by sea and arrived at Durban on 3 October (Monday). After offloading (on the Tuesday morning), testing (at Virginia on the Wednesday) and registering (also on the Wednesday) the aircraft in record time, it arrived at Lanseria on Thursday morning, 6 October 1977, just in time to take part in the show!


I saw Pitts S-1C Special ZS-USA construction number 1 on 4 and 5, 6 and 7 October (these last three dates in the main static display area) and on 6 October it took part in the flying display. The aircraft was registered in February 1971.

PT672 (SAAF MUSEUM DISPLAY); 470, 486, 489, 525 (SAAF DISPLAY); ZS-HBJ, ZS-HBL, ZS-HYI (coordinated) (HELIQUIP DISPLAY); ZS-HDR (STOL AVIATION DISPLAY); ZS-IZF (ATLAS DISPLAY); ZS-IXI; ZS-JAC, ZS-JAD, ZS-JAF, ZS-JAH (formation display) (VIP AIRCRAFT DISTRIBUTORS DISPLAY); ZS-JGS (MAULE DISPLAY); ZS-JRS (COMAVI DISPLAY); ZS-JVE, ZS-JXA, ZS-JYM (Cessna Centurion) (COMAIR DISPLAY);  ZS-JYF, ZS-KAG, ZS-KAO (BEECH SALES DISPLAY); ZS-JZP, ZS-JZT, ZS-JZY, ZS-JZZ (formation and solo display), ZS-KBL (PLACO DISPLAY); ZS-UGD (CSIR DISPLAY); ZS-JEV, ZS-PRW, G-BEFZ (departed), N75NR, ZS-JWA, R7134 (departed), ZS-UIK,  ZS-UIW, ZS-KAZ, ZS-USA, ZS-ZAP, 3D-ACB,
 
 

ALPHABETICAL AND NUMERICAL LIST OF AIRCRAFT SEEN FROM 4 TO 7 OCTOBER 1977

 
A2-AAU         Cessna A150L (Aerobat); construction number A150-0326; identity record: N6026J, ZS-IOP (registered April 1972; sold as A2-AAU 12 July 1977), A2-AAU (registered July 1977); probably being repaired after accident.
A2-FZP          Beagle B121 Pup 150; construction number B121-111; identity record: G-35-111, ZS-FZP (registered 1969; sold as A2-FZP in September 1974), A2-FZP (registered in September 1974).
A2-GEB2       Cessna (U206F) Stationair; construction number U206-02452; identity record: N1082V (not taken up), ZS-IYD (registered in 1974; sold in July 1974 as A2-GEB), A2-GEB2 (registered in July 1974).
A2-LHA          Piper PA-23-250B (Aztec 250B); construction number 27-2243; identity record: ZS-CYJ (registered November 1962), A2-LHA (registered January 1977); Tsetse Control Unit Botswana.
A2-ZIF            Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer; construction number 681; identity record: N1088L, ZS-JPS (not taken up), A2-ZIF (registered in 1976).
CR-ALO         Sikorsky S-55C; construction number 55-959; identity record: SAAF A4, ZS-HCO (registered in December 1968), CR-ALO (registered in January 1970 to Autair; cancelled in July 1977 ); recently carried the registration “ZS-O” (roughly applied) for flying purposes; on static display as “A4” as part of the SAAF Museum display with castle decal; the SAAF bought the helicopter in 1956; it was sold to Autair as ZS-HCO – they transferred it to their Mozambique subsidiary as CR-ALO.
G-BEFZ         HS125-700A demonstrator; construction number 257001; built 1976; the first production series 700A; registered 8 October 1976 to Hawker Siddeley Aviation and 29 May 1977 to McAlpine Aviation.
HD                  Avro 652A Anson Mk 1; forward fuselage frame and nose.
Keith 10         Collibri autogyro.
N8EC             Bellanca Scout.
N75NR           Rockwell (model NA265-80) Sabreliner 75A (demonstrator); construction number 380-53; built 1977 and first flight 1977
N690LL         Aero Commander 690A
N1570L         Beech King Air 90
N1824J         Commander 112TC; construction number 13014
N4923W        Commander 114; construction number 14247
N81454         Aero Commander (500S) Shrike Commander; construction number 3276
PT672           Supermarine Spitfire Mk HF IXc/e finished in Second World War colours and markings of 40 Squadron SAAF; it is representative of the then Commanding Officer’s (Lieutenant-Colonel RH Rogers) mount; unit code WR and personal code RR.

Originally ordered from Castle Bromwich 28 February 1942 as MA793; delivered to 6 Maintenance Unit Brize Norton 21 July 1943; to 47 Maintenance Unit 27 July 1943; arrived Casablanca 18 August 1943 (now operations in North Africa); 31 October 1943 allocated to the USAAF; returned to RAF charge 31 May 1944; short stint at Air Service Training facility in UK; to 39 maintenance Unit Colerne for storage; selected for sale to SAAF, returned to 47 Maintenance Unit 10 February 1948, loaded SS Clan Campbell; arrived South Africa 30 September 1948; assembled, placed storage 15 Air Depot, used source of spares.

1954 sold to Meerhof Hospital for Handicapped Children, slowly deteriorated next 13 years; bought by Larry Barnett, eight-year restoration (at the time of the restoration Rogers was the Chief of the SAAF); 24 September 1975 first ground run; 29 September 1975 first flight.

Actual SAAF identity 5601.
R7134                        Douglas C-47B-10-DK; construction number 26437; identity record: USAAF 43-49176 (delivered 26 October 1944), RAF KJ998 (delivered 28 October 1944), G-AMYY (registered 11 April 1953; 28 May 1953 sold as VP-YKP), VP-YKP (registered August 1953), R7134 (3 Squadron Rhodesian Air Force).
VP-WEW       Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket); construction number FR172J-0467; identity record: F-BRGX, VP-WEW.
VP-WFF         Piper PA-28R-180 (Cherokee Arrow 180); construction number 28R-30584 (1968 model); identity record: ZS-FML (registered 1968, cancelled August 1974), VP-WFF (registered 1975).
VP-WFO        Cessna (TP206B) Turbo Super Skylane; construction number P206-0370; identity record: N4770F, ZS-ETV (registered March 1967), VP-WFO.
VP-WFW       Mooney (M20E) Super 21; construction number 370; identity record: N7131U, CR-LHE (registered ovember 1964), VP-WFW.
VP-WHL        Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket), construction number FR172J-0428; identity record: TR-LSE (registered December 1973), VP-WHL (registered 1977).
VP-YFL2       Cessna (U206) Super Skywagon; construction number U206-0333; identity record: N2133F, 9J-RAE (registered December 1964), VP-YFL2 (registered 1975).
VS609            Percival P-40 Prentice T Mk 1; built 1949; this was the third prototype and first aircraft to gain its certificate of airworthiness (first civilianised Prentice); construction number PAC/207; identity record: VS609 (RAF), G-AOPL (registered 30 May 1956; 24 April 1967 transferred to owner in South Africa), ZS-EUS (registered 20 October 1967, cancelled 11 August 1971)
WV203           Sikorsky S-55B/Whirlwind HAS-22; built 1953; construction number 55-475; identity record: Bu133743 (first flight 10 June 1953; delivered 26 September 1953), WV203 (sold 19 November 1970 to South Africa), ZS-HDO (registered 21 June 1971}
ZS-AJT2        Beech D17S Staggerwing; construction number 4885; registered May 1970; identity record: 43-10837 (received 30 March 1943), CR-LBF (September 1946), NC6004, N1591V, ZS-CLM (registered in 1959), ZS-AJT (registered May 1970); the model D17S was designated UC-43 by the USAAF and Brazilian Air Force
ZS-AMI2        Piper PA-28-140B (Cherokee 140B); construction number 28-25332 (1969 model); identity record: ZS-FWJ (registered May 1969), ZS-UCT2 (registered May 1969), ZS-AMI2 (registered August 1974)
ZS-AMW2      Beech A36 Bonanza; construction number E-260; identity record: ZS-JFS, ZS-AMW2
ZS-ASH2       Piper PA-32-300E (Cherokee Six 300E); construction number 32-7240042; registered 1972
ZS-BAH2       Fairchild 24R-46A Argus III; construction number 1155; identity record: USAAF 44-83194, RAF KK537, ZS-CDO (registered 1956), ZS-BAH (registered May 1974); RAF markings with the code KK537. Joebaugher.com (http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_5.html) gives the type number as Fairchild UC-61K Forwarder and as to RAFand then returned 29 August 1946 to USAAF; it is believed that the aircraft was not airworthy at the time of the show
ZS-BAY         Fairchild 24R-46A Argus III; construction number 1145; identity record: USAAF 44-83184. RAF KK527, ZS-BAH (registered July 1946); Joebaugher.com (http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_5.html) gives the type number as Fairchild UC-61K Forwarder and as to RAF and then returned 31October 1946 to USAAF
ZS-BVN2       Cessna 172K (1969 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 172-58260; identity record: N79933, ZS-FUE (registered July 1969), ZS-BVN (registered June 1972)
ZS-CHK         Cessna 182A (Skylane); construction number 34802; identity record: N4702D, ZS-CHK (registered January 1958)
ZS-CIN           Cessna 175 Skylark; construction number 55113 (1958 model); identity record: N9313B, ZS-CIN (registered March 1958)
ZS-COK         Cessna 172B (1961 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 47796; identity record: N6896X, ZS-COK (registered August 1968)
ZS-CSA         Cessna 182D (1961 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-53480; identity record: N9080X, ZS-CSA (registered July 1961)
ZS-CTN         DH82A Tiger Moth; construction number 86006; identity record: RAF EM789, SAAF 4659 (shipped 27 July 1943), ZS-CTN (registered May 1961 to DA Steyn & partners)
ZS-DAN         Beech A35 (1949 model) Bonanza; construction number D-1941; registered 1949
ZS-DJD2       Piper PA-31-350 (Navajo Chieftain 350); construction number 31-7405477 (1974 model); identity record: N61451, ZS-DJD (registered October 1974)
ZS-DJK         Douglas C-47A-I-DK; construction number 11989; identity record: USAAF 42-92213 (delivered 21 October 1943), RAF FL581, SAAF 6813 (delivered 14 December 1943), VP-YSY, ZS-DJK (registered September 1954); Aircraft Operating Company
ZS-DPK         Piper PA-23-235 (Aztec 235); construction number 27-581(1963 model); registered June 1963
ZS-DPS         Cessna 172D (1963 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 172-50478; identity record: N2878U, ZS-DPS (registered July 1963)
ZS-DSP         Cessna 182G (Skylane); construction number 182-55162; identity record: N3762U, ZS-DSP (registered November 1963)
ZS-DVZ         Cessna 172E (1964 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 172-51667; identity record: N5767T, ZS-DVZ (registered June 1964)
ZS-DWT        Aero Commander 500B; construction number 1463-164; registered May 1964
ZS-DWW       Aero Commander 680FP; construction number 1426-149; registered September 1965; ex N6349U
ZS-DXG         Piper PA-28-235 (Cherokee 235); construction number 28-10226 (1964 model); registered June 1964; ex N11C
ZS-DZZ          Piper PA-24-400 (Comanche 400); construction number 26-50 (1964 model); registered October 1964; this aircraft was one of two (the other one being ZS-DZY) Comanche 400s imported to South Africa; one of only 148 PA-24-400s built
ZS-EBD         Victa Airtourer 115; construction number 118; registered August 1965; ex VH-MTD
ZS-ECP         Cessna 182H (1965 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-56062; registered January 1965; ex N1962X
ZS-EEE         Piper PA-23-150 (Apache 150); construction number 23-569 (1956 model); registered October 1965; ex N1499P
ZS-EHM         Cessna 337 (1965 model) Super Skymaster; construction number 337-00224; registered September 1965; ex N6224F
ZS-EJM         Cessna T210F (Centurion); construction number T210-0079; registered November 1965; ex N3059T
ZS-EKH         Piper PA-28-180C (Cherokee 180C); construction number 28-2762 (1965 model); registered December 1965
ZS-ELB2       Piper PA-32-300 (Cherokee Six 300); construction number 32-7340127 (1973 model); registered October 1973
ZS-ENA         Cessna 182J (1966 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-57420; registered August 1966; ex N3420F
ZS-ERH         Cessna 310L; construction number 310L0013; registered November 1966; ex N2213F
ZS-ERT2        Cessna 182K (1967 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-58236; registered June 1967; ex N2536R
ZS-ETJ2        Cessna 172E (Skyhawk); construction number 172-50804; registered February 1973; ex ZS-PFC1, ZS-DRR (registered October 1963), N3604S
ZS-ETR         Cessna 182K (1967 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-57965; registered in March 1967; sold as A2-ZHK in June 1973, restored in July 1976; ex N2765Q
ZS-EVJ          Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee 140); construction number 28-22292 (1967 model); registered January 1967
ZS-EXY         Piper PA-32-300 (Cherokee Six 300); construction number 32-40130 (1967 model); registered May 1967
ZS-FAC         Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee 140); construction number 28-23625 (1967 model); registered February 1968; to A2-ZFJ (registered May 1970); reverted to ZS-FAC; ex 9J-RFK (registered August 1967)
ZS-FAH         Dornier Do-27Q4; construction number 27-1901-2035 Q-4; registered February 1968; ex 7P-ZBK, VQ-ZBK
ZS-FFK          Cessna 150J; construction number 150-69835; registered February 1968; ex N51199
ZS-FHA         Piper PA-28-235 (Cherokee 235B); construction number 28-11029 (1967 model); registered April 1968
ZS-FID           Cessna 172I (1968 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 172-56681; registered April 1968; ex N8481L
ZS-FJU          Cessna 172K (Skyhawk); construction number 172-57168; registered 1968; ex N46300
ZS-FNM         Cessna 182L (1968 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-59277; ex N70503
ZS-FOO         Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee 140); construction number 28-23930 (1968 model); Avex
ZS-FSF          Aero Commander 500S; construction number 1845-34; registered 1969
ZS-FTB         Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee 140); construction number 28-24110 (1968 model); registered 1969
ZS-FUJ          Cessna 172K (1969 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 172-85378; registered August 1969; ex N84205
ZS-FUP         Cessna 337D (1969 model) Super Skymaster; construction number 337-1140; registered 1969; ex N86283
ZS-FWP         Piper PA-28-140B (Cherokee 140B) construction number 28-25464 (1969 model); registered May 1969
ZS-FXL          Cessna 150K; construction number 150-71136; registered September 1969; ex N5636G
ZS-FXS          Cessna 177B (Cardinal); construction number 177-01399; registered January 1970; ex N30676
ZS-FYM         Piper PA-28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200); construction number 28R-35161 (1969 model); registered July 1969
ZS-GBC2      Beech E33C Bonanza (1969 model); construction number CJ-24; registered September 1974; ex ZS-GKB2 (registered January 1972), ZS-IBR1 (registered October 1969); ex N9009V; the same source (Beech Aircraft)states that this aircraft is one of 25 ex-E33As (CJ-1 to CJ-25) and that only 25 E33Cs were built (presumably CJ-1 to CJ-25)
ZS-HBJ         Hughes 269B; construction number 64-0099; registered November 1964
ZS-HBL2       Aerospatiale SA316B  Alouette III; construction number 1215; registered May 1971; ex XC-DAV
ZS-HDR         Silvercraft SH-4; construction number 020; registered May 1972; crashed 27 June 1974; must have been rebuilt after the accident
ZS-HDS         Bell 206B Jet Ranger II; construction number 851; built 1972; registered October 1972; Brickor
ZS-HFJ          Westland-Bell 47G-3B-1; construction number WA/569 [WAS-191 according to British register]; registered January 1976; ex G-BDHY (registered 11 August 1975, February 1976 transferred to owner in South Africa), XV3150
ZS-HFM         Enstrom F280C Shark; construction number 1020; registered February 1976; ex N506H (last certificate issued 16 August 1975; cancelled 18 February 1976 as exported to South Africa).
ZS-HFP        Hughes 269C; construction number 36-0486; registered September 1976.
ZS-HGG         Bell 206L Long Ranger; construction number 45060; registered October 1976.
ZS-HGH         Bell 206B Jet Ranger II; construction number 2034; registered August 1976.
ZS-HGM        Bell 205A-1; construction number 30084; registered February 1977; ex N8118J
ZS-HGZ         Westland-Bell 47G-3B-1; construction number WA/342; registered September 1977
ZS-HOS         Auster J/5F Aglet Trainer; construction number 2778; registered January 1974; ex VP-YJF (registered 1952)
ZS-HPT         Cessna 310Q; construction number 310Q-0281; registered September 1971; ex ZS-ILC (registered 1971), N7781Q
ZS-HYI           Aerospatiale SA 341 Gazelle; construction number 1125; registered August 1974
ZS-IAP           Cessna 210K (Centurion); construction number 210-59207; registered January 1970; ex N8207M
ZS-IAS2         Beech Baron 56TC; construction number TG-51; registered July 1972; ex ZS-FHR (registered 1968), N6246V (last certificate issued 3 June 1968; certificate cancelled 4 June 1968 as exported to South Africa)
ZS-IBB           Beech V35A (1969 model) Bonanza; construction number D-9051; registered October 1969; ex N2741A
ZS-IBX           Beech 35- E33 Bonanza; construction number CD-1172; registered November 1969; ex ZS-FLU (registered 1968), N7808R
ZS-IDK           Cessna T207 (Stationair); construction number 207-00156; registered April 1970; ex N1556U
ZS-IDO           Cessna 337E (1970 model) Super Skymaster; construction number 337-01261; registered February 1970; ex N1261M
ZS-IGS           Cessna 182K (1967 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-57958; registered November 1972; ex 3D-AAD1 (registered May 1971), VQ-ZIU (registered March 1967), ZS-ETP (registered March 1967), N2758Q
ZS-IHE           Beech A36 (1970 model) Bonanza; construction number E-213; registered 1970; ex N4631A
ZS-III               Cessna 310Q (fuel injection); construction number 310Q-0255; registered April 1971; ex N7755Q
ZS-IJY            Piper PA-32-260 (Cherokee Six 260); construction number 32-14 (1965 model); registered July 1971; ex CR-AJO (registered 1966), ZS-EII (registered August 1965), N3317W
ZS-IKY           Piper PA-28-140E (Cherokee Cruiser); construction number 28-7225160 (1972 model); registered September 1972
ZS-ILG           Cessna A150L (Aerobat); construction number A150-00279; registered July 1971; ex N5979J
ZS-ILM           Cessna T210K (Centurion II); construction number T210-59478; registered August 1971; ex N5778J
ZS-IMO          Beech 95-B55 Baron; construction number TC-1386; registered April 1971; ex N9184Q
ZS-INC           Beech A36 Bonanza; construction number E-301; registered February 1972; ex N9354Q
ZS-IOC           Cessna 182P (Skylane); construction number 182-60934; registered February 1972; ex N9394G
ZS-IPF           American AA-1A Trainer; construction number AA1A- 0256; built 1971; registered February 1972; ex N9456L (last action taken 14 January 1977)
ZS-ITF           Beech C23 Sundowner; construction number M-1416; registered August 1973; ex N2854B
ZS-IVK           Cessna 172M (Skyhawk); construction number 172-61750; registered October 1973; ex N78101
ZS-IVU           Cessna 210J (1969 model) (Centurion); construction number 210-59116; registered August 1973; ex ZS-MCM1 (registered January 1969), N3316S
ZS-IWT2        Cessna 401B; built in 1972; construction number 401B-0221 (the last aircraft in the serial number batch starting at 401B-0001); registered January 1974; ex 7Q-YDM, N7985F
ZS-IXE           Grumman American AA-1B Trainer; construction number AA1B-0114; registered August 1973
ZS-IXI             Grumman American AA-1B Trainer; built 1973; construction numberAA1B- 0149; registered August 1973; ex N9649L (airworthiness test 18 April 1973; last action taken 14 January 1977)
ZS-IXT           Grumman American AA-5 Traveler; construction number AA5-0165; registered March 1974
ZS-IZF            Atlas C4M Kudu; construction number 001 (prototype); registered January 1974, Atlas Aircraft Corporation ( civilian scheme)
ZS-JAC          Grumman American AA-5 Traveler; construction number AA5-0513; registered July 1974
ZS-JAD          Grumman American AA-5B Tiger; construction number AA5B-0013; registered April 1975; ex N1513R
ZS-JAF          Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah; construction number AA5A-0403; registered October 1977
ZS-JAH          Grumman American AA-5B Tiger; construction number AA5B-0259; registered September 1976
ZS-JCE          Cessna 210L (Centurion II); construction number 210-60588; registered February 1975; ex N94301
ZS-JCG         Cessna 402B; construction number 402B-0880; registered April 1975; ex N5193J (certificate issued on 16 April 1975, cancelled on same date as exported to South Africa)
ZS-JEC          Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150; construction number 18-5327 (1957 model); registered April 1976; ex N14HL (not taken up), F-OCVD, 5R-MDE (registered December 1965), ALAT
ZS-JEU          De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300; construction number 280; registered December 1974/January 1975; ex 9V-BCJ (Saberair December 1974), XW-PHP (Laos from August 1971 to December 1974), 9V-BCJ (Saberair from April 1970 to August 1971); De Beers Consolidated Mines from December 1974
ZS-JEV          Ted Smith Aerostar 601A; construction number 61-0179-086 (explanation of number: 61 refers to model 601; 0179 refers to the aircraft being the 179th Aerostar of all types; 086 refers to the aircraft being the 86th model 601); registered January 1975; ex N7548S
ZS-JGS          Maule M5-210C Lunar Rocket; construction number 6091C; registered June 1975
ZS-JHC         SOCATA Rallye 180GT/MS893E Commodore; construction number 12566; registered August 1975; ex F-BXDA
ZS-JHD         SOCATA Rallye 180GT/MS Rallye 150T; construction number 2600; registered 20 August 1975; ex F-BXDB (registered 15 November 1974; cancelled 4 August 1975)
ZS-JHE          Robin HR.200/120 Club; construction number 56; registered August 1975; ex F-ODAD (registered November 1974)
ZS-JHH         SOCATA Rallye 235 GT/MS Rallye 235E; construction number 12651; registered 24 November 1975; ex F-BXMO (registered 10 September 1975; cancelled 7 November 1975)
ZS-JHL          HS125-600B; construction number 256049; built in 1975; registered June 1975; ex G-BCXL (registered 3 March 1975, transferred 13 June 1975 to owner in South Africa)
ZS-JHY          Piper PA-28-180 (Cherokee Archer 180); construction number 28-7505023 (1975 model); registered April 1975; ex N9598N
ZS-JIM           Cessna 172B (1961 model) (Skyhawk); construction number 48723; registered November 1974; ex ZS-EJP2 (registered March 1973), ZS-CSY (registered August 1961; sold as VQ-ZIK November 1961, restored March/May 1967), VQ-ZIK (registered November 1961), ZS-CSY (registered March/May 1967), N8223X
ZS-JIN           Commander 112A; construction number 245; registered March 1975; ex N1245J
ZS-JJA          Lockheed (L382G) L100-30 Hercules; construction number 4698; registered April 1976; Safair
ZS-JJH          Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket); construction number 0432; registered August 1975; ex D-EGKJ
ZS-JKR         Cessna 500 Citation; built 1975; construction number 500-0268; registered August 1975; ex N5268J
ZS-JKY          Mooney M20F Executive; construction number 22-1273; registered September 1975; ex N6886V
ZS-JLD          Piper PA-28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200 II); construction number 28R-7535070 (1975 model); registered May 1975; ex N9504N
ZS-JLL          Piper PA-28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200 II); construction number 28R-7535233 (1975 model); registered August 1975
ZS-JLM          Beech A36 Bonanza; construction number E-769; registered November 1975; ex N9744S
ZS-JMJ          Cessna 172M (Skyhawk II); construction number 172-66218; registered January 1976; ex N9545H (not taken up)
ZS-JNG         Cessna 210L (Centurion III); construction number 210-61055; registered January 1976; ex N2089S (not taken up)
ZS-JNL          Piper PA-32-300 (Cherokee Six 300); construction number 32-7540100 (1975 model); registered August 1975; ex N9607N
ZS-JOM         Cessna 310Q; construction number 310Q-0610; registered October 1974; ex ZS-JON1 (registered August 1973), 5Y-APU (registered 1973), N7806Q
ZS-JON2       Cessna 340; construction number 340-0360; registered October 1974; ex ZS-IYE (registered September 1974), N69539 (cancelled September 1974)
ZS-JOO         Cessna 500 Citation; construction number 500-0291; registered November 1975; ex N5291J
ZS-JOW         Cessna U206F; construction number U206-03147; registered March 1976; ex N8286Q (not taken up)
ZS-JPC          Beech A36 Bonanza; construction number E-792; registered February 1976; ex N6750S
ZS-JRA          Aero Commander 690A; construction number 11284; registered October 1975; ex N57273
ZS-JRB2       Aero Commander 690A; built 1975; construction number 11248; registered October 1975; ex N122K
ZS-JRE          Aero Commander 690A; construction number 11344 (this is the last 690A); registered November 1976; ex N81500
ZS-JRG         Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander; construction number 3257; registered June 1977; ex N57209
ZS-JRJ          Commander 112A; construction number 387; registered February 1976; ex N1387J
ZS-JRS          Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander; construction number 3272; registered May 1976; ex N81459


In this illustration Aero Commander (500S) Shrike Commander ZS-JRS is seen possibly taxying out for its flying display (Comavi display) on 6 or 7 October. The construction number of the aircraft is 3272, it was registered in May 1976 and it is ex N81459.

ZS-JRT          Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander; construction number 3281; registered May 1976; ex N81514
ZS-JRX          Commander 112A; built 1975; construction number 345; registered June 1976; ex N1345J
ZS-JRZ          Aero Commander 690A; construction number 11249; registered November 1975; ex N57030
ZS-JSE          SOCATA Rallye 235E; construction number 12690; registered 2 February 1976; ex F-ODCG (registered 3 December 1975; cancelled 12 January 1976)
ZS-JSF          SOCATA Rallye 235E; construction number 12677; registered 3 February 1976; ex F-ODCD (registered 3 December 1975; cancelled 2 February 1976)
ZS-JSG          SOCATA Rallye 235E; construction number 12678; registered 2 February 1976; ex F-ODCE (registered 2 December 1975; cancelled 12 January 1976)
ZS-JSI            SOCATA MS893E Commodore/Rallye 180GT; construction number 12649; registered February 1976; ex F-ODCB (registered 2 December 1975; cancelled 2 February 1976)
ZS-JSJ          SOCATA MS893E Commodore/Rallye 180GT; construction number 12673; registered February 1976; ex F-ODCC (registered 2 December 1975; cancelled 12 January 1976)
ZS-JSP          SOCATA Rallye 235E; construction number 12729; registered 31 August 1976; ex F-ODCM (registered 14 May 1976; cancelled 9 June 1976)
ZS-JSS          SOCATA Rallye 235GT; construction number 12731; registered 23 July 1976; ex F-ODCO (registered 14 May 1976; cancelled 9 June 1976)
ZS-JST          SOCATA Rallye 235E; construction number 12732; registered 31 August 1976; ex F-ODCP (registered 14 May 1976; cancelled 9 June 1976)
ZS-JSU          Robin HR100/285Tiara; construction number 537; registered May 1976; ex F-ODCS (registered April 1976; cancelled May 1976)
ZS-JSV          Robin DR400/180Regent; construction number 1110; registered June 1976; ex F-ODCR
ZS-JUE          Piper PA31-325 Navajo C/R; construction number 31-7612043 (1976 model); registered April 1976; ex N59817
ZS-JUI           Reims/Cessna FR172J (Rocket); construction number 0507; registered February 1976; ex F-BUCO
ZS-JUT          Cessna 152; construction number 152-80165; registered October 1977 to Comair; ex N24235 (last action taken 1977-07-30; airworthiness test 1977-08-11)
ZS-JVE          Cessna 404 (Titan II); construction number 404-0096; registered August 1977 to Comair; ex N8884G
ZS-JVJ          Maule M5-210C Lunar Rocket; construction number 6016C; registered March 1976; ex 7P-ARJ (registered August 1974)
ZS-JVU          Cessna 182E (1962 model) (Skylane); construction number 182-53710; registered May 1976; ex TR-LKY (registered November 1965), F-OBXA, N9310X
ZS-JWA         Partenavia P68B Victor; construction number 28; registered October 1976; ex I-VICZ
ZS-JWJ         Piper PA-32-300 (Cherokee Six 300); construction number 32-40004 (the fourth of 337 1967models); registered April 1977; ex 9J-REY (registered 1967, 5Y-AEB (registered January 1967)
ZS-JXA          Cessna R172K (Hawk XP); construction number R172-2087; registered January 1977; ex N1030V (not taken up)
ZS-JXH          Piper PA-28-235 Pathfinder (Cherokee Pathfinder 235); construction number 28-7610106 (1976 model); registered June 1976; ex N9645K
ZS-JXI            Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee Cruiser); construction number 28-7625195 (1976 model); registered July 1976
ZS-JXM         Piper PA-32R-300 (Cherokee Lance 300); construction number 32R-7680345 (1976 model); registered August 1976; ex N6264J
ZS-JXX          Beech Baron 58P; built 1976; construction number TJ-85; registered November 1976; ex N1560L (certificate issued 22 October 1976; cancelled 5 November 1976 as exported to South Africa)
ZS-JYF          Britten-Norman BN-2A-III Trislander; built in Romania in 1976; construction number 1031; registered March 1977; damaged beyond repair on 8 October 1977 at Lanseria; ex G-BDWR (registered 10 May 1976; first flight 24 June 1976; delivered to UK 30 June 1976; transferred to South Africa 10 February 1977); the type made its African debut earlier this year
ZS-JYG          Beech C23 Sundowner; construction number M-1913; registered February 1977; ex N23900
ZS-JYM         Cessna 210M (Centurion II); construction number 210-61902; registered June 1977; ex N732ZJ (not taken up)
ZS-JYP          Cessna 310R (310 II) (fuel injection); construction number 310R-0921; registered July 1977; ex N3826G
ZS-JZF          Piper PA-32R-300 (Cherokee Lance 300); built in 1976; construction number 32R-7780024; registered November 1976; ex N4318F (certificate issued 16 November 1976; cancelled on the same date as exported to South Africa)
ZS-JZO          Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander; construction number 678; registered April 1977; ex G-AZGV (not confirmed), CR-LOQ (registered 1975), G-AZGV (registered 11 October 1971; transferred 11 April 1975 to owner in Angola)
ZS-JZP          Piper PA-28R-201T (Cherokee Arrow III Turbo); construction number 28R-7703039 (1977 model); registered March 1977; ex N1918H
ZS-JZT          Piper PA-28R-201 (Cherokee Arrow III); construction number 28R-7737046 (1977 model); registered July 1977; ex N3081Q
ZS-JZY          Piper PA-28R-201T (Cherokee Arrow III Turbo); construction number 28R-7703204 (1977 model); registered September 1977; ex N38349
ZS-JZZ          Piper PA-34-200T (Seneca II); construction number 34-7770305 (1977 model); registered September 1977; ex N38432
ZS-KAB         Beech 200 Super King Air; construction number BB-245; registered May 1977; ex N23930
ZS-KAG         Britten-Norman BN2A-21A Islander; construction number 556; built 1976; registered July 1977; ex G-BEFL (registered 27 September 1976, transferred 18 July 1977 to owner in South Africa)
ZS-KAI           Beech Baron 58; construction number TH-847; registered August 1977; ex N23955
ZS-KAN         Beech V35B Bonanza; construction number D-10057; registered September 1977; ex N23763
ZS-KAO         Beech 200 Super King Air; construction number BB-286; registered September 1977; ex N23761
ZS-KAZ         Grumman G164B Agcat; construction number 275B; registered September 1977; ex N6766Q
ZS-KBL         Piper PA-36-300 (Pawnee Brave 300); construction number 36-7760106 (1977 model); registered October 1977
ZS-KIM          Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee 140); construction number 28-20289 (1964 model); registered November 1972; ex ZS-EAO (registered October 1964)
ZS-KMB        Cessna 421B; construction number 421B-0815; registered January 1975; ex N1585G
ZS-LCR         Cessna 210L (Centurion II); built 1974; construction number 210-60506; registered November 1974; ex N94101 (certificate issued 25 October 1974; cancelled 30 October 1974 as exported to South Africa)
ZS-LRA         Maule M5-210C Lunar Rocket; construction number 6006C; registered July 1974
ZS-MCM2      Cessna T210L (Turbo Centurion II); construction number 210-59943; registered August 1973; ex N30617
ZS-MTD2      Learjet 25B; built 1974; construction number 25B-160; registered February 1974; owner Messina (Transvaal) Development Company Ltd (note that the registration letters are the initial letters of the company name)
ZS-OMR        Beech Baron 58; construction number TH-138; registered October 1971; ex ZS-IND (registered 1971), N9255Q
ZS-PCN         Cessna U206F (Stationair); construction number U206-02450; registered August 1974; ex ZS-IYC (not taken up), N1080V
ZS-PNR         Cessna 210L (Centurion II); construction number 210-59784; registered June 1973; ex ZS-IVG (registered April 1973), N29027
ZS-PRW        Dornier Do 28D-1 Skyservant; construction number 4028; registered March 1972; ex D-ICMAO
ZS-RAC         Piper PA-23-250 (Aztec 250D Turbo); construction number 27-4450 (1970 model); registered February 1970; ex N13805
ZS-RSJ          Lockheed L-382G-44K-30 Hercules; construction number 4606; registered April 1975
ZS-RTB         Piper PA-28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200); construction number 28R-7435011 (1974 model); registered June 1974; ex ZS-XAR
ZS-SSN         Aero Commander 680FL(P) (pressurized Grand Commander); built 1965; construction number 1439-151; registered November 1970; ex N439DP (certificate issued 12 December 1967)
ZS-TCH         Piper PA-28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200); construction number 28R-7435120; registered June 1974; ex ZS-XAN, N9619N
ZS-TEA         Cessna 210L (Centurion II); construction number 210-60302; registered June 1974; ex N93189 (not taken up)
ZS-TNS         Piper PA28R-200 (Cherokee Arrow 200);  construction number 28R-35046 (1969 model); registered May 1970; ex ZS-FYC (registered July 1969)
ZS-UDZ         Taylor JT-2 Titch; construction number TTSA.1; registered July 1968
ZS-UGD         Autogyro 1; construction number 603; registered February 1972; owner Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); “SARA 1”
ZS-UGN         Druine D31 Turbulent; construction number BV1; registered June 1975; “Eugene”
ZS-UIH           Evans VP-1 Volksplane; construction number 2342; registered June 1976
ZS-UIK           ScheibeSF-28A Tandem-Falke; construction number 5707; registered January 1977
ZS-UIS           Bergwind; construction number 1; registered January 1977
ZS-UIT           Autogyro 3; construction number SARA 3; CSIR
ZS-UIW          Rotorway Scorpion 133; construction number RS-104; registered May 1977
ZS-UIX           Rotorway Scorpion 133; construction number RS-103; registered May 1977
ZS-USA         Pitts S-1C Special; construction number 1; registered February 1971
ZS-VHB         Beech 36 Bonanza; construction number E-139; registered November 1974; ex ZS-FRS
ZS-WAG      Cessna 210 (1960 model) (Centurion); construction number 57431; registered May 1973; ex ZS-CNB (registered July 1960), N9631T
ZS-WSB        Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150; construction number 18-8589 (1967 model); registered September 1973; ex 5R-MEB (registered July 1968), N8107Y
ZS-YYO        Cessna 180; construction number 31834; registered June 1971 to Avex Air (titles on aircraft); ex VP-YYO (registered 1965), N9436C
ZS-ZAP          Pitts S-2A Special; construction number PFN 2; registered February 1974
3D-AAD2       Beech 65-88 Queen Air; construction number LP-47 (last one of 45 built); registered 1976; ex 5R-MCT (registered March 1969)
3D-ABZ         HS125-403B; construction number 25242; built 1970; registered 1975 to Anglo Vaal; ex G-BDKF (registered 8 October 1975, 16 December 1975 transferred to owner in South Africa), VH-TOM5. According to Ed Coates (at http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austmz/VH-TOM2.html) VH-TOM5 was purchased new off the production line in 1970 for Tom The Cheap (WA) Pty Ltd. It was delivered to Perth, arriving on New Year's Day 1971. The jet replaced a Piper Aztec 250 with the same registration, and when the mining boom ended, the HS125 was sold back to England to become G-BDKF.
3D-ACB         Avions Marcel Dassault-Breguet Aviation Falcon 10; construction number 21/405; registered November 1976; identity record: F-WJMK,, HB-VDT (not taken up),3D-ACB (the aircraft belongs to Rembrandt Tobacco)
7P-JPG          Beech 58 Baron; built 1976; construction number TH-737; registered 1976 (sold July 1976); ex ZS-JPG (registered May 1976), N1525L (certificate issued 13 April 1976; cancelled 21 April 1976 as exported to South Africa)
9J-AED          Learjet 25D; construction number 25D-225
276                 De Havilland Vampire T Mk 55; construction number 15497; the SAAF’s second last Vampire; Test Flight and Development Centre SAAF
303                 Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon; construction number 115; 15 Squadron SAAF
308                 Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon; construction number 129, 15 Squadron SAAF
335                 Nord C160Z Transall; construction number Z3; delivered 22 September 1969; 28 Squadron SAAF
350                 Canadair CL13B Sabre 6; construction number 1459; ex RCAF 23669; this was the first of 34 Sabre 6s; 85 Advanced Flying School SAAF
422                 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk 50; construction number SA12 42; delivered 17 October 1966; 24 Squadron SAAF
423                 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S Mk 50; construction number SA13 43; delivered 5 August 1966; 24 Squadron SAAF.
461                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number 103/6333; this is the SAAF’s second Impala I; delivered May 1966; 6 Squadron badge, but the actual host unit is probably 4 Squadron SAAF.


Serial number 461 is the SAAF’s second Atlas Impala Mk I. The aircraft has construction number 103/6333 and was delivered in May 1966. When the trainer was seen on 7 October, it had the unit badge of 6 Squadron SAAF. However, it is probably from 4 Squadron, which moved to Lanseria in August 1977.

470                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number 115/6345; Silver Falcons, Falcon 2
486                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number 131/6362/A11; Silver Falcons, Falcon 1
489                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number 134/6365/A14; Silver Falcons, Falcon 4
492                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number 137/6368/A17; SAAF
525                 Atlas Impala Mk I; construction number A50; Silver Falcons, Falcon 3
613                 Aerospatiale Alouette III; construction number 1737; delivered January 1975; one of a batch of 15 obtained from the USA; ex N8261
631                 Aerospatiale Alouette III; construction number 2284
710                 Cessna 185A; construction number 185-0312; 11 Squadron SAAF; delivered 16 May 1962; ex ZS-CVE (registered January 1962), N4112Y; to Portuguese Air Force in 1968; returned; this is the SAAF’s first Cessna 185
726               Cessna 185A; built 1962; construction number 185-0372; delivered 20 June 1962; ex ZS-CVV (registered February 1962), N4172Y; to Portuguese Air Force in 1968; returned; 11 Squadron SAAF
807                 Dassault Mirage IIICZ; construction number 163; delivered June 1963; 2 Squadron SAAF
808                 Dassault Mirage IIICZ; construction number 164; delivered in 1963; 2 Squadron SAAF
809                 Dassault Mirage IIICZ; construction number 168; delivered in 1963; 2 Squadron SAAF
811                 Dassault Mirage IIICZ; construction number 172; delivered in 1963; 2 Squadron SAAF
888                 Piaggio P166S Albatross; construction number450; delivered 5 May 1970; 27 Squadron SAAF
930                 Atlas AM3C Bosbok; construction number 2011; delivered in 1973; 41 Squadron SAAF
977                 Atlas C4M Kudu; construction number 27; 41 Squadron SAAF
978                 Atlas C4M Kudu; construction number 28; 41 Squadron SAAF
981                 Atlas C4M Kudu; construction number 31/22; 41 Squadron SAAF
1016               Atlas Impala Mk II; construction number 014/309/6568; 4 Squadron SAAF
1027               Atlas Impala Mk II; construction number 28; 4 Squadron SAAF.


In this view Atlas Impala Mk II number 1027 (construction number 28) of 4 Squadron SAAF is seen taxying on 7 October.

1046               Atlas Impala Mk II; construction number 47; in civilian colours, Atlas Aircraft Corporation.



1467               De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth; SAAF Museum
6877               Douglas C-47A-I-DK; construction number 11925; delivered October 1945; ex RAF FL564 (delivered 24 December 1943), 42-92156 (delivered 25 September 1943) ; 25 Squadron SAAF, “Dazzle Dak”, target tug
7666               North American AT-6C Harvard; construction number 78-7045; SAAF
7703               North American T-6G Harvard; construction number SA060; one of a batch of 30 rebuilt T-6Gs delivered between November 1953 and June 1956; Central Flying School SAAF
 

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