Date of article
Author
Title/Comments
2013 09 12
Frits Boer
Unidentified Airframe. Help us identify this aircraft found in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
2013 06 01
Noel Otten
2013 05 24
Brian Zeederberg
Tom Zeederberg and the Altis home-built aircraft, ZS-ADN ZS-AEO and ZS-AEV.
Further reading on Altis home-built aircraft, entitled Aviation in Krugersdorp - Sydney Vine, written for the occasion
of the 50th Anniversary, in 2010, of the Krugersdorp Flying Club by Dave Becker and Paul Lastrucci.
2013 05 01
Anonymous
2013 04 21
Roy Watson
Extracts from ‘Bush Pilots do it in Fours’ Roy’s years with de Havilland Tiger Moths, The Johannesburg Light Plane
Club and the old Baragwanath Airfield.
2013 03 16
Bill Teague
2013 03 01
Courtney Watson
2005
Roma Part
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

Some photographs of de Havilland DH60X Moth c/n 419 G-EBSO “Dorys” here
Many people have fond memories of the Old Baragwanath. Hundreds learnt to fly there. This page contains links to stories as told by the many who experienced the bygone era of aviation at the beloved old airfield.

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