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South African Air Force Wings Parade

The SAAF Wings Parade was held at Langebaanweg Air Force Base up the Cape West Coast. Langebaanweg has a special place in my heart as this is where I served out my national service while I was in the SAAF in the early nineties. Langebaanweg is not only home to CFS (Central Flying School) but also home to the Silver Falcons, the aerobatic display team of the South African Air Force.
The 24th of March saw the presentation of rank, wings, flying crew insignia and trophies of student pilots course 114/10, as well as the navigators and flight engineers courses. The parade was reviewed by the Chief of the SAAF, Lt Gen C. Gagiano.
This occasion also marked the official transition of The Silver Falcons Team 70 to Team 71, with the addition of two new members, Capt. Heybrech van Niekerk (Falcon 2), the first female member of the team and the new soloist, Maj. Beau Skarda (Falcon 5).
Major Scott Ternent handed over their helmets and also handed the reigns of Falcon Lead over to Capt. Roy Sproul. I personally wish them all the best and look forward to seeing them carry our nations pride to airshows around the country.

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  • April 4, 2011 - 21:20

    Buti "Falcon 3" Tsebe - Wow, great work Justin. Keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2011 - 21:22

    Justin de Reuck - Thanks Buti…That means a lot, always an honour to shoot with the Falcons.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2011 - 08:39

    Rene - Hi Justin – ek MOES net na jou website kom kyk vandag! Ek het soveel fun gehad by die kursus gistraand en het alreeds so baie by jou en Andrew geleer!

    Ek is “obsessed” met die Silver Valke – so ek het hierdie foto’s verskriklik baie geniet! Eendag as ek “groot” is gaan ek hul ook afneem! :) Ek leer mos nou by die “meester”!

    Lekker dag
    RenéReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2011 - 16:24

    Justin de Reuck - Hi Rene

    Many thanks, next time they are flying around here, I’ll let you know, we can take some photos and I’ll introduce you to the team!

    All the best!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2011 - 12:09

    PTE Ngcobo - Great work indeed Justin I’m SAMHS and iwant to change to airforce and these pictures eish they make me feel like apilot alreadyReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2012 - 22:16

    Nicole Breedt - Hi there Justin these photographs are just to amazing and out of this world. You have been blessed with such an amazing God given talent. I wish you all the very best for the future as I know you are going to go to so many high levels.

    Your photography is absolutely amazing and I am so priviledged to know this amazing Silver Falcons Team.ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2012 - 22:19

    Nicole Breedt - Hi there Justin thank you so much for sharing these amazing photographs with us. They are just amazing, mind blowing and wow you blown my breath away everytime I see your amazing photography work of the Silver Falcons.

    You have been blessed with such a God given talent. You are going to reach so many levels of height.

    All the very bestReplyCancel

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