Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2012. My grandfather served in the South African Airforce (SAAF) for 37 years. My father was in the South African Army for over 10 years and grew up on multiple Airforce bases, which is where my love for aircraft comes from. I have been lucky enough to fly in a SAAF Harvard when I was young, #7024 in Stellenbosch, South Africa, also a Tiger Moth in The Yarra Valley, Victoria. I am currently building SAAF and IAF aircraft, mainly 1/48 scale.
Hi all! First post after lurking for a while. The South African Airforce has a wonderful history with the Supermarine Spitfire. First flying them in WW2. The Spitfire also produced one of the great South African aces in Adolf 'Sailor' Malan, w[...]