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South African Airways Museum, Rand Airport, Germiston

South African Aircraft Museum, Rand Airport, Germiston PlanesThe South African Airways Museum at the Rand Airport, Germiston, is not only an educational experience for the whole family but is an exciting day out.

Situated at the Rand Airport with a static aircraft display of several Boeings, a Lockheed Lodestar and de Havilland Dove, there are  plenty of life-size planes to explore.

The display hall offers interesting aviation artefacts from photographs, aircraft models, crew uniforms, aircraft instruments, timetables and general civil aviation memorabilia.

There are lawns for the children to play, and as one of the Rand Airport taxiways passes directly in front of the TAC, it affords aircraft spotters and photographers a choice spot.

The museum is managed by the South African Airways Museum Society which was founded in 1986 by individuals within South African Airways and interested outside parties with the aim of preserving the history of South African Airways as well as that of general civil aviation in South Africa.

It is based at the Transvaal Aviation Club at Rand Airport in Germiston. The society regularly participates in open days to encourage particularly the younger generation of South Africans to take an interest in aviation as a potential career.

South African Aircraft Museum, Rand Airport, Germiston

The static display aircraft are used to their fullest extent for aviation awareness programmes and for raising much needed funds by holding events like company functions and private celebrations. The aircraft may also be utilised by training organisations for training of aircraft mechanics and technicians.

For those looking for a gift for an aviation enthusiast, the museum shop offers some interesting choices

Informative guided tours are available as well as school tours.  Many youngsters have not had the privilege of being exposed to real-sized aircraft. Not only is the museum exciting for young eyes, but it is a wonderful aviation-related educational experience too.  All tours must be pre-booked.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday – By appointment only: Saturday: 09h30 to 14h30: Sunday: 09h30 to 14h30: Public Holidays: 09h30 to 14h30. Please note that we are closed on the following public holidays: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Contact Details for Bookings: +27 (0) 76 879-5044:  E-mailWebsite.

Address: Transvaal Aviation Club building, off Dakota Crescent, Rand Airport, Germiston, Johannesburg. GPS: -26.241799, 28.159343 or -26° 14′ 30.48″, +28° 9′ 33.63″

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