1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2020
Photographs of aircraft and items of interest relating to the old Baragwanath airfield.

Click on links in the table below for other decades.
GALLERY 1920-1929
© The Johannesburg Light Plane Club
JLPC Baragwanath
Syferfontein Airfield, South Africa


www.jlpc.co.za


Poster promoting the South African Air Force, SAAF, air display at Baragwanath 19 October 1929.
FURTHER READING AND ITEMS OF INTEREST
Date
Event
Links/Downloads
1927/09/01
Pioneering Spirit - The story of Richard Reid “Dick” Bentley and his flight from England to
South Africa in de Havilland DH60X Moth G-EBSO (c/n 419). Bentley and the Moth, fitted
with a Cirrus Mark II engine, left London on September 1, 1927. Dick landed at
Baragwanath Aerodrome on Monday, 26 September 1927. He arrived in Cape Town on
September 28, 1927 having flown a distance of approximately 7,250 miles, achieving the
then record longest solo flight.

Some British Pathe newsreel footage of the
Christening of G-EBSO "Dorys" here (Website)

Some photographs of de Havilland DH60X Moth
c/n 419 G-EBSO “Dorys” here  (PDF)
1929/08/27
Early in August, 1929, Pat Judson joined the Johannesburg Light 'Plane Club at
Baragwanath Aerodrome to undergo the flying and technical training necessary for the
"B" commercial pilot's licence which he would require for his new career and, on August
31st, the Bulawayo Chronicle reported that "a Rhodesian farmer, Mr. D S. Judson, is now
learning to fly with the J.L.P.C. - he went solo on the 27th".
More info here:
JLPC Baragwanath circa 1927
Photograph: Stewart Fritz Johl via Tinus le Roux