Africa Aerospace & Defence Show (AAD),
Air Force Base Waterkloof,
22nd September 2018

Held every two years, the AAD show is Africa's largest air and defence show. We flew in and out from Rand Airport in the SAA Historic Flight's DC-4 ZS-BMH, which was scheduled to take part in the airshow, but that, and several other expected attractions, didn't happen.

The show was well attended, and the weather was great, but the show was a bit lacking, with several acts appearing more than once. The Air Force and the Air Force Museum put on impressive and spirited shows, and in some measure compensated for other shortcomings.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Aermacchi AM-3C Bosbok 920 SAAF Museum
Aermacchi AM-3C Bosbok ZU-CXA 959 SAAF markings
Aero L-29 Delfin ZU-AUX  
Aerospatiale SA-316B Alouette III 624 SAAF Museum
Aerospatiale SA-316B Alouette III 628 SAAF Museum
Aerospatiale SA-318C Alouette II Astazou 22 SAAF Museum
Aerospatiale SA-330L Puma 175 SAAF
Agusta A-109E LUH 4001 SAAF. LUH = Light Utility Helicopter.
Agusta A-109E LUH 4014 SAAF
Agusta A-109E LUH 4020 SAAF
Agusta Westland AW119 MKII ZS-HSX SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service
AHRLAC Holdings Ahrlac ZU-PDM 2nd, production protptype of this South African Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft
AHRLAC Holdings Ahrlac ZU-XDM 1st prototype, first flown on 26 July 2014 at Wonderboom Airport.
AHRLAC Holdings Ahrlac pair ZU-PDM
Paramount Group and Boeing have joined forces on development of further versions, including unmanned ones.
Airbus Helicopters AS350-B3 Squirrel ZT-RCR  
Airbus Helicopters AS350-B3 Squirrel ZT-RSG Amanzi markings
Airbus Helicopters AS550-C2 Fennec Unknown Paramount's FLASH (Flexible Light Armaments System for Helicopters) demonstrator.
Airbus Helicopters EC635-T2+ (H135M) ZS-RSN Another FLASH demonstrator.
The Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-STA Starlite Aviation
The Airplane Factory Sling 4 ZU-TAD  
The Airplane Factory Sling 4, Ravin 500 ZU-TAD and ZU-TNF  
Antonov AN-2R ZU-JLM RA-33390 UTAir, "65 years from ocean to ocean" markings
Atlas TP-1 Oryx 1211 SAAF
Atlas TP-1 Oryx 1212 SAAF
Atlas TP-1 Oryx M2 1239 SAAF
Atlas TP-1 Oryx   SAAF assault demonstration.
BAE Hawk 120 260 and 263 SAAF
BAE Hawk 120 262 SAAF
BAE Hawk 120 267 SAAF
BAE Hawk 120 271 SAAF. For these Hawks on the ground at AFB Makhado, see the Miscellaneous page.
Beech Super King Air 300 653 SAAF
Bell 212 ZS-HHS Starlight Aviation
Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 01-0188 USAF
Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet ZU-IES  
Bombardier Challenger 300 ZS-ACT  
Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk6 369 H On a pole the other side of the airfield.
CASA C-212-200 Aviocar 810 Zimbabwe AF
CASA C-212-300 Aviocar 8020 SAAF
Cessna Skywagon and Bosbok formation 718 and 920 SAAF Museum
Cessna 208 Caravan I 3003 SAAF
Cessna 208 Caravan I 3005 SAAF
Dassault Falcon 8X F-GCDP Dassault Aviation demonstrator
Denel AH-2A Rooivalk 670 SAAF
Denel AH-2A Rooivalk 677 SAAF
Diamond DA-40 Tundra Star OE-DWS  
Diamond DA-42 M-NG Twin Star OE-VTX  
Douglas DC-4 ZS-BMH Owned by the SAA Museum Society and operated by SkyClass Aviation. The last DC-4 built - our ride to and from the show.
Enstrom 280FX Shark ZS-HWO Safomar Aviation
Enstrom 480B ZS-HDO Safomar Aviation
Enstrom 480B ZT-RDM  
Eurocopter AS-350-BA ZS-RJV West Dunes Aviation
Extra EA300L and Slick 540 ZS-AEC and ZU-TNT  
Global Composite Solutions Slick 540 ZU-TNT  
Hongdu K-8 Karakorum 2017H Zimbabwe AF
Hongdu K-8 Karakorum 2104E Zimbabwe AF
ICP MXP-740 Savannah ZU-EHS  
Leonardo Aermacchi M-345 mockup None  
Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules 406 SAAF
Lockheed LC-130H Hercules skiplane 73-3300 USAF National Science Foundation
Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules 06-8611 USAF
MBB Bo-105LS-A3 ZS-HGI Air Angels Air Ambulance Services
MBB Bo-105LS-A3 ZS-ONC Air Angels Air Ambulance Services
MD Helicopters 369E ZS-HNT  
Micro Aviation Bat Hawk LSA ZU-IJI South African designed and built.
Micro Aviation Bat Hawk R ZU-ILM  
Micro Aviation Bat Hawk R ZU-IMR  
Micro Aviation Bat Hawk ZU-IEH  
Bat Hawk formation ZU-IJI and ZU-IEH  
Midwest Aerosport Formula GT N260GT Designed by Jeff Ackland of Turbine Legend fame.
North American Harvard flypast 7111, 7675, 7480 SAAF Museum
North American Harvard flypast 7306: ZU-AOV 7643: ZU-AOX 7024: ZU-AOO 7028: ZU-AOP SAAF markings
North American Harvard flypast 1: ZU-AYS
Puma Energy Flying Lions team
North American AT-6C Harvard IIA 7111 SAAF Museum
North American AT-6C Texan 7675 ZU-CXX SAAF Museum "Siyandiza"
North American AT-6D Harvard Mk4 7480 ZU-DML SAAF Museum
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra Unknown SAAF Silver Falcons 1
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra Unknown SAAF Silver Falcons 2
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra Unknown SAAF Silver Falcons 3
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra 2024 SAAF Silver Falcons 4
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra Unknown SAAF Silver Falcons 5
Pilatus PC-7 Mk2 Astra   SAAF Silver Falcons team
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee ZS-ORH Flight Training Academy
Piper PA-31 Navajo ZS-MLZ Safomar Aviation
Pitts S-2B ZS-LPK Tailifts Cows
Pitts S-2B ZS-LRW Tailifts Cows
Pitts S-2B ZS-MZY  
Pitts S-2B ZS-OOB Tailifts Cows
Pitts S-2C ZS-TNG  
Pitts S-2   Tailifts Flying Cows team. Sponsored by Tailifts, the Flying Cows team supports a cancer charity.
Ravin 500 ZU-TNF South African composite homebuilt, a slightly scaled-down version of the Piper Comanche.
Robinson R44 Raven II ZT-RAK  
Robinson R66 ZS-HOZ Starlight Aviation
Saab Gripen and BAE Hawk formation    
Saab JAS-39C Gripen 3905 05 SAAF
Saab JAS-39C Gripen 3924 24 SAAF
Saab JAS-39C Gripen 3925 25 SAAF
Massed SAAF helicopters   SAAF and Museum helicopters
Seabird SB7L-360A Seeker N504YB I first saw this at Sun 'n Fun in Florida in 2016
UTVA 75 (SAFAT 03) Unknown Built under licence in Sudan.
Vans RV-14 ZU-IKE  
Wagtail Aviation Trojan ZU-RKM South African designed and built.
Westland WG-13 Super Lynx 300 Mk64 193 South African Navy

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