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 Ex SAAF 932.
Aero Commander 500S ZS-BIZ  
Aero L-39C Albatros ZU-ROL 39 Ex Ukrainian Air Force, NX95NL (N95NL).
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 Ex N379B, C-FWDV, N7058U.
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. Ex Air New Zealand ZK-NAV, AVIACSA XA-NAV, N472BC.
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 Ex US Navy N2S-4 37927, NC61498 (N61498), N707DB, N97017.
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. Ex RAF WP920, G-BXCR.
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZS-BGL  
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZS-CKX Ex RAF T6528, SAAF 2193.
De Havilland DH-104 Dove 6 ZS-BCC South African Airways - in the brand new hangar of the SAA Museum. Originally SAA, then VP-RCL, VP-YLX, 9J-RHX, G-AWFM.
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-BXF South African Airways Historic Flight. Ex USAF 42-92320, RAF FZ572, SAAF 6821.
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-CAI Springbok Classic Air. Ex USAF 42-93610 ntu, RAF KG674, SAAF 6838. Later became N353MM.
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-CRV Classic Air Travel. Ex USAF 42-93421, RAF KG600, N96U, CU-P-702, N702S, G-ASDX, G-AJRY, ZS-PTG, A2-ACG, ZS-CRV.
Douglas C-47A Skytrain (DC-3) ZS-DIW Phoebus Apollo. Ex USAF 42-92215, RAF FL583, SAAF 6871.
Douglas C-54D Skymaster (DC-4) ZS-PAJ Phoebus Apollo - SAA Museum. Ex USAF 43-17242, Danish AF N-242, N4988V, C-GRYY, C9-ATS.
Douglas C-54M Skymaster (DC-4) ZS-PAI Phoebus Apollo. Ex USAF 44-9093, N4989K.
Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (DC-6A) 9Q-CGZ '5H-264' Marked as 5H-264 for a film. Ex USAF 51-3826, N203GB, 6Y-JKM, TG-SAS, N54G.
Douglas DC-4-1009 ZS-AUB South African Airways Historic Flight. Originally SAA then SAAF 6905, leased to Swissair as HB-ILI.
Douglas DC-4-1009 ZS-BMH South African Airways Historic Flight. 2nd photo 22/9/2018 - our ride to and from the AAD show. Originally SAA, then SAAF 6904. Visited Oshkosh in 1994.
Douglas DC-9-32 ZS-PAK Exclusive Alliance (Phoebus Apollo). Ex Iberia EC-BPH, LV-WHL, S9-DAA.
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. Ex SAAF 1372.
Lockheed L-1649A Starliner ZS-DVJ SAA Museum, Trek Airways livery. Ex Lufthansa D-ALOL, N45520, LX-LGX.
Mitsubishi MU-2B-36 ZS-ONB  
Mooney M20TN N872PA  
North American (CCF) T-6G Harvard ZU-BVK Puma Energy Flying Lions 5. Ex USAF 52-8599, Luftwaffe BF+059, Portuguese AF and Mozambique AF 1754.
North American AT-6C Harvard IIA ZU-DKZ Marked as "SAAF 7698". Ex USAF 41-32583, N1783B, N15GS.
North American AT-6C Texan ZU-FNE Marked as "US Navy 69". Ex USAF 41-33192, RAF EX219, SAAF 7012.
North American AT-6D Harvard III ZU-AGD Marked as "US Marines 7557 Miss Cheevious". Ex SAAF 7557
North American AT-6D Harvard ZU-FLM SAAF 7508. Ex USAF 41-34020.
North American AT-6J Harvard ZU-BAK Marked as "US Navy 6806". Ex SAAF SNJ-3 7679.
North American SNJ-5 Texan ZS-WFD Marked as "SAAF 7689". Ex USAF SNJ-5 42-86291, US Navy 90794, N7998C.
North American P-51D Mustang N72FT Marked as "USAF 44-11661 QP-X Mustang Sally". Ex USAF 44-74494, Canadian AF 9237, N6356T. Has a remarkable history.
North American T-28B Trojan ZU-VNM 745 Ex US Navy 137745, N9038L.
North American T-28F Trojan ZU-FWH 655 USAF 51-7655. Ex USAF, French AF Fennec 141, Argentine Navy 0575/EAN-125, NX141BS (N141BS).
Piaggio P166S Albatross ZS-NJP Ex SAAF 895
Piaggio P166S Albatross ZS-NKN Ex SAAF 897
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 Ex N19M, N53LB, N39MB, N804CE.
Stolp SA-300 Starduster Too ZU-TOO Airport gate guard
Sukhoi Su-29 ZU-BLS  
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 Ex DOSAAF 855311.
Yakovlev Yak-52 ZU-FRN  
Yakovlev Yak-52 ZU-YAN  

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