Rand Airport and The SAA Museum

A big, busy GA airport with a long, well preserved history, as witnessed by the art deco terminal, the presence of the SAA Museum, and the several operators of classic airliners. Our ramp tour was fascinating, with an excellent escort, and the airport was also our base for our DC-4 flights to and from the AAD show at AFB Waterkloof.

We were very fortunate that Phoebus Apollo's airliners had been moved into the open just a week before our visit. They had been tucked away in a corner for several years.

The South African Airways (SAA) Museum has recently moved aircraft into its brand new hangar - let's hope they can get on with their Vickers Viking restoration soon. Photos were taken on the 20th September except where noted.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aermacchi AM3-C Bosbok ZU-ADM  
Aero Commander 500S ZS-BIZ  
Aero L-39C Albatros ZU-ROL 39  
Agusta Bell AB206A JetRanger ZS-RVK  
The Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-FTF  
The Airplane Factory Sling 4 ZU-KRA  
Antonov An-24RV TN-AHH Aerofret Business
Aviat Husky ZS-MEN  
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair 9J-PAA Phoebus Apollo. This has a very long history, and still shows signs of its service in Hawaii. Hopes of it flying again seem very remote.
B&F Technik Funk FK-14 Polaris ZU-EDC  
BAE HS-125-700A ZS-ICU  
Beech E18S-9700 ZS-OIJ Springbok Classic Air
Beech G18S ZS-OEP  
Beech F33A Bonanza N80722  
Beech A36 Bonanza ZS-JYJ  
Beech 95-B55 Baron ZS-AJV  
Beech 58 Baron ZS-LWT  
Beech B60 Duke ZS-JJU  
Beech B200 Super King Air ZS-DCP  
Beech E90 King Air ZS-IAN  
Bell 206B JetRanger N2HV  
Bell 222 ZS-RRC  
Bell 407 ZS-RHJ  
Bell 407 ZS-RLB  
Bell 505 Jet Ranger X ZT-RDH Sorry it's a bit blurry, but it's my first 505.
Boeing 737-200 Adv ZS-SMD Star Air Cargo - SAA Museum
Boeing 747-200B ZS-SAN South African Airways - SAA Museum
Boeing 747SP ZS-SPC South African Airways - SAA Museum
Boeing Stearman A75 Kaydet ZS-LPL  
Cessna 140 ZS-TCA  
Cessna 150F ZS-EGP  
Cessna 172 ZS-OUZ  
Cessna 172K ZS-FJU  
Cessna 172K ZS-FNH Central Flying Academy
Cessna R172K Hawk XP ZS-MPE  
Cessna 172L ZS-DAC Central Flying Academy
Cessna 172L ZS-SUI  
Cessna 172M ZS-JDO  
Cessna 172M ZS-OMN Central Flying Academy
Cessna 172N ZS-MOC Johannesburg School of Flying
Cessna 172P ZS-KSF Johannesburg School of Flying
Cessna 172P ZS-SHR Johannesburg School of Flying
Cessna 172P ZS-STX Johannesburg School of Flying
Cessna 172P ZS-TFU  
Cessna 172RG ZS-KUJ Johannesburg School of Flying
Cessna 182H ZS-DZS  
Cessna 182L ZS-NOI  
Cessna 182N ZS-IIA  
Cessna 182N ZS-JEO  
Cessna 210K Centurion N8110G  
Cessna 210K Centurion ZS-POJ  
Cessna 210L Centurion ZS-IOA  
Cessna 210N Centurion ZS-LDW  
Cessna 402B ZS-LXB  
Cessna 402C Businessliner ZS-LNG  
Cessna A150L ZS-IOP  
Cessna A185F ZS-PHT  
Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion ZS-AVB  
Cessna T210M Centurion ZS-MYJ  
Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion ZS-PEN  
Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion ZS-LBH  
Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion ZS-MDB  
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 ZS-OMA RAF 10
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZS-BGL  
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZS-CKX  
De Havilland DH-104 Dove 6 ZS-BCC South African Airways - in the brand new hangar of the SAA Museum
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-BXF South African Airways Historic Flight
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-CAI Springbok Classic Air
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-CRV Classic Air Travel
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-DIW Phoebus Apollo
Douglas C-54D Skymaster (DC-4) ZS-PAJ Phoebus Apollo - SAA Museum
Douglas C-54M Skymaster (DC-4) ZS-PAI Phoebus Apollo
Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (DC-6A) 9Q-CGZ '5H-264' Marked as 5H-264 for a film.
Douglas DC-4-1009 ZS-AUB South African Airways Historic Flight
Douglas DC-4-1009 ZS-BMH South African Airways Historic Flight. 2nd photo 22/9/2018 - our ride to and from the AAD show.
Douglas DC-9-32 ZS-PAK Exclusive Alliance (Phoebus Apollo)
Eclipse EA500 ZS-YTC  
Embraer 120RT Brasilia C9-AUU Kaya Airlines
Extra EA300 ZS-OEO  
Extra EA300L ZS-AEC  
Extra EA300L ZS-PWL  
Fokker F-27-500CRF 5Y-SEC Safari Express Cargo Ltd ex 9H-CNH
Grumman American AA-5 Traveler ZS-IXM  
Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar ZS-ASN 2026 South African Airways - SAA Museum
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner ZS-DVJ SAA Museum. Ex Lufthansa D-ALOL. Trek Airways livery.
Mitsubishi MU-2B-36 ZS-ONB  
Mooney M20TN N872PA  
North American (CCF) T-6G Harvard ZU-BVK Puma Energy Flying Lions 5
North American AT-6C Harvard IIA ZU-DKZ SAAF 7698
North American AT-6C Texan ZU-FNE US Navy 69
North American AT-6D Harvard III ZU-AGD US Marines 7557 Miss Cheevious
North American AT-6D Harvard ZU-FLM SAAF 7508
North American AT-6J Harvard ZU-BAK US Navy 6806
North American SNJ-5 Texan ZS-WFD SAAF 7689
North American P-51D Mustang N72FT USAF 44-11661 QP-X Mustang Sally
North American T-28B Trojan ZU-VNM 137745
North American T-28F Trojan ZU-FWH USAF 51-7655 655
Piaggio P166S Albatross ZS-NJP  
Piaggio P166S Albatross ZS-NKN  
Pietenpol Air Camper None SAA Museum
Piper J3C-65 Cub ZS-AWK  
Piper J3C-65 Cub ZS-PHU  
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub ZS-LTN  
Piper PA-20 Pacer 125 ZS-DFZ  
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec ZS-FVC  
Piper PA-24-260 Comanche ZS-EFF  
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser ZS-IKY  
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III ZS-OSX U-Fly
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ZS-KBW Johannesburg School of Flying
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ZS-NLM U-Fly
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ZS-SPK  
Piper PA-28-161 Warrior ZS-SRB U-Fly
Piper PA-28-181 Archer ZS-JZS Johannesburg School of Flying
Piper PA-28-181 Archer ZS-LCC  
Piper PA-28-181 Archer ZS-LGL  
Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee Pathfinder ZS-SVZ  
Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow ZS-HCC  
Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche ZS-KGL  
Piper PA-31 Navajo ZS-JZJ  
Piper PA-31-325 Navajo V5-SEL  
Piper PA-31-325 Navajo ZS-NXU  
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain ZS-NOT Guest appearance by South African Police Eurocopter AS350-B3 Ecureuil ZS-RGT.
Piper PA-31T Cheyenne C9-JTP Reliable Group
Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga ZS-LGB  
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II ZS-KFG  
Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian ZS-OUO  
Pitts S-2B ZS-LRW  
Pitts (Aviat) S-2C ZS-TNG  
Saab-Fairchild SF-340A N340SS  
Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too ZU-TOO Airport gate guard
Sukhoi Su-29 ZU-PLS  
Terminal   1930's terminal shaped like an airliner - note the "wheels" on either side of the doors.
Vans RV-7A ZU-FSB  
Vans RV-10 ZU-JPW  
Vickers VC-1A Viking ZS-DKH SAA Museum - ex G-AHOT. Was on the roof of Vic's Viking Garage until replaced by the Shackleton. Arrived here this year for restoration.
Yakovlev Yak-52 ZU-DTM  
Yakovlev Yak-52 ZU-FRN  
Yakovlev Yak-52 ZU-YAN  

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