Based at Rand Airport in Germiston, the museum houses a fascinating collection of airline artefacts and memorabilia from a bygone era. Included is a library with over a thousand aviation-related books. Amongst its collection of static historic aircraft are three Boeings; a B747-200, B747SP and B737-200.

The volunteer non-profit organisation was founded in 1986 with the aim of preserving the history of civil aviation in South Africa. One of the museum’s aims is to create an awareness of the greatness of South African aviation.

The static display aircraft are used for aviation awareness programmes and fund raising for the museum and are available for corporate-related functions, conferences, product launches, award ceremonies and weddings.

The museum boasts a fleet of operational classic propeller-driven aircraft, two Douglas DC-4 Skymasters, a Douglas DC-3 Dakota and the beloved Junkers Ju 52/3m. The aircraft are used for safari charters to Southern Africa’s exotic tourist destinations as well as for “scenic flights” around Johannesburg and environs.

Members of the public are welcome to visit the museum. There is an entrance fee. Guided tours are available for school and larger groups. Booking is essential. A restaurant alongside the museum complex serves scrumptious food and refreshments.

Open: Tue-Sun, Public holidays 9.30am-3pm

Closed on Mondays and 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan.

Booking is essential for school tours and large groups

SAA Museum Address: Dakota Crescent, Airport Business Park, Germiston

Tel: 076 879-5044

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