All systems go for 2016 SAAF Museum air show
In just over a month the SA Air Force (SAAF) Museum will stage its annual air show at AFB Zwartkop with a new Officer Commanding in charge of the flight deck. Lieutenant Colonel Thor Fredericks took over command of the SAAF’s military aviation heritage at Zwartkop in March and the May 7 air show will be his first. It is the museum’s major fundraising effort. He replaced Lieutenant Colonel Mike O’Connor who headed the museum for four years. The 2016 Museum air show is going to be a celebration of aviation through the ages under the theme “Wings over Zwartkop” and will have the majority of the Museum’s airworthy aircraft in action. Last year’s major sponsor, the Paramount Group, has again come forward to ensure the SAAF Museum air show takes its rightful place on the South African air show calendar. In recent years the air show has twice taken top honours as the South African air show of the year and has also earned a second place.