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100 Hours for Charity
Garth Calitz
Posted on 08 Feb 2013

100 hours in SAAF museum aircraft in the fight against Cancer

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Tuks wins again the RC flight Competition
B Huyssen
Posted on 09 Nov 2012

On Saturday the 27th of October the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA) hosted the annual intervarsity RC model competition at Zwartkop Air Force base.

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Intervarsity Flight Challenge & Model Demonstrations
B Huyssen
Posted on 22 Oct 2012

Join us at the Swartkops AFB for an afternoon of flight demonstrations of various models and the Intervarsity Model Aircraft Fly-off competition

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Guest lecture
B.Huyssen
Posted on 15 Oct 2012

Don't miss the guest lecture from the Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

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RC Model Competition Sponsorships
David B. S. Toma
Posted on 08 Aug 2012

If you are in need of funds for your model for the upcoming RC Event, then read the following.

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Air Power Capability of the South African Air Force
David Toma
Posted on 07 Aug 2012

A lecture by Colonel Rama Iyer in preparation for the upcoming live fire display

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T-Shirt Competition!
David Toma
Posted on 02 Aug 2012

If you want to win a flight in a Piper Cherokee, which includes a complete detailed discription from preflight checks to after shut down checks and maybe sometime controlling the aircraft, then keep on reading.

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NEW EVENT! Inter - Varsity Aircraft Model Competition!
John Monk
Posted on 23 Jul 2012

Inter - Varsity Aircraft Model Competition at Swartkops Airforce Base in Oktober 2012

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Aeronautical Society 2012 Plan
David Toma
Posted on 28 Mar 2012

Be aware of the new exciting events of the year.

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UPAeSSA Lecture
Erika Schade
Posted on 25 Oct 2010

The UPAeSSA will be hosting a lecture by Colonel Jan Mienie on Friday 29th of Oct at 08:30am.

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Flying Competition!
Erika Schade
Posted on 04 Oct 2010

The University of Pretoria will be hosting an exciting opportunity for students to show their aeronautical talent by building and designing model aircraft.

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Airshow Calendar Aug- Sept 2010
Erika Schade
Posted on 25 Aug 2010

Dates for airshows around the country.

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Airshow Calendar July-Aug 2010
Erika Schade
Posted on 14 Jul 2010

Dates for airshows around the country.


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Airshow Calendar May-June 2010
Posted on 25 May 2010

Dates for airshows around the country.

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Air Show Calendar April-May 2010
Posted on 27 Apr 2010

Dates for airshows around the country.

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Lightning strikes twice
Erika Schade
Posted on 25 Apr 2010

Since 2006, the Lightning II aircraft has under gone serious ground testing. Lockheed Martin recently released an optimized version of its F-35A.

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UP's Mirage F1
Erika Schade
Posted on 25 Mar 2010

The University of Pretoria recently dusted off a retired Mirage F1, the aircraft is currently undergoing restoration work. This mirage will be placed on a stand outside the Sci-Enza building.

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UPAeSSA opens with a bang!
Erika Schade
Posted on 19 Mar 2010

The UP Aeronautical Society of SA, opened this year with a special lecture on the Cheetah by Genl. Des Barker. The society's new committee was also selected.

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