Rita, outside Belvedere Cottages
South African Airforce Museum
The Port Elizabeth Branch of the South African Air Force Museum, Forest Hill Drive, Southdene, is located on the southern side of the Port Elizabeth Airport.
The Museum boasts a total of nine aircraft, including helicopters, a supersonic jet fighter, two of the world famous Harvard trainers among others, and the oldest surviving jet fighter in South Africa.
There are ongoing restoration projects by a team of dedicated enthusiasts, who are members of the Friends of the S.A.A.F.Museum. There is also a display of aircraft memorabilia, together with a fine collection of models and pictures in the main exhibition hall.
Interested aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to actually view the restoration work being carried out in a restored World War 2 hanger.
Another must do is the flight simulator which is dedicated to SAAF Buccaneer 415, piloted by Maj. S. Odendaal and Maj. P. Webb when it disappeared on October 16, 1969, off the coast near Eshowe in Natal during a training exercise. Experience flying one of these in a real live size simulator.
For further details, contact FSgt Eleanor Sharp on Tel: (041) 505 1295 / Fax: (041) 505 1346.
Opening times are Tuesdays - Thursdays from 08h00 to 15h00, Saturdays 9h00 to 13h00 and on Sundays from 10h00 to 16h00. Closed on Mondays, Fridays and Public holidays. Admission is by freewill donation.
Latitude : -33° 59' 22.22" S
Longitude : 25° 37' 4.54" E
Belvedere & Doncaster Cottages in Port Elizabeth.