Collection by Cornelis Louw

Cornelis Louw
South African Air Force (SAAF) Aerospatiale SA-316B Alouette III

Aviation Photo #2447654: Aerospatiale SA-316B Alouette III - South Africa - Air Force

Displaying at the 2014 Zwartkops Airshow. - Photo taken at Swartkop (FASK) in South Africa on May 10, 2014.

the-wolvesden: “Mirage 2000. ”


the-wolvesden: “Mirage 2000. ”

Photo of North American T-6 (SAAF7111) - FlightAware

FlightAware Aviation Photos: North American T-6(SAAF7111) FASK

Canadian memories of the T-6 Texan

In July last year I wrote about the T-6 Texan (a.k.a. Harvard, shown below) in South African Air Force service. It had a long and illustrious career spanning over 55 years before it was finally replaced by the Pilatus PC-7 Mark II (shown below). You can read much more about it, and see lots more photographs, in my earlier article. Now, from Vintage Wings of Canada, comes another very interesting article about the T-6 Texan in that part of the world, along with plenty of photographs of it and…

North American Harvard. T-6

In RNZAF service as a pilot trainer for more than three decades the Harvard was first flown in 1937. Known as the Harvard in the British Commonwealth, T-6 Texan in the USAF and SNJ by the US Navy, over 21,000 examples were built. The Harvard was used as the primary trainer for most Commonwealth aircrew during WWII, after they had flown solo in the Tiger Moth. Fully aerobatic, it was a delight to fly, but not too easy for the novice who one day would move onto single seat fighter aircraft…