|The South African Airways Museum Society
View and learn the history of civil aviation, South African Airways and its Aircraft
One of South African Airways Museum Society's stated aims is to create an awareness of the greatness of South African aviation, and the role it has played in society.
The aircraft may also be utilised by training organisations for training of aircraft mechanics and technicians. It may be possible for certain maintenance procedures to be undertaken as training exercises, which will assist the society with its on-going preservation task, as well as being beneficial to students who will get an opportunity to work on "the real thing".
The management of Rand Airport have generously donated a tract of land adjacent to runway 29 for the SAA Museum Society to use to display its collection of Static Display Aircraft.
Museum Display Hall
The South African Airways Museum Society display hall is located in the old Transvaal Aviation Club (TAC) building situated on the eastern side of Rand Airport. Historic items such as photographs, aircraft models, crew uniforms, aircraft instruments, timetables and small artefacts of SAA and general civil aviation memorabilia are on display.
Over the years, the SAAMS has amassed a wonderful collection of aviation related books, technical manuals, historical documents, photographs, magazines and historic footage etc. which are now housed in our library. The material in the library is available for research purposes. It may not however be removed from the library.
The Museum Shop carries a wide range of aviation related items that will appeal to both young and old. Items included: T-Shirts, Magazines, Books, Toys, Aircraft Models, Caps, Badges and DVDs.
Fly Boys Restaurant
There is a delightful restaurant inside the Transvaal Aviation Club, TAC, building. A variety of scrumptious meals are available. There is a playground area for children.
Entertaining as well as informative guided tours are available. Guided Tours must be pre-booked.
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. School Tours must be pre-booked.
Functions and Events
Functions and Events are varied, examples are:
Aircraft Cabin Crew training
Car Club outings
End of year functions
New Yearӳ Eve Parties
Tel: 087 809 0224
Fax: 086 551 3055
Cell: 074 174 2747, 083 459 7802
Old Transvaal Aviation Club Building
Dakota Crescent, Rand Airport
Germiston East Rand/Ekurhuleni
GPS co-ordinates-26.241799, 28.159343 (-26Р14' 30.48", +28Р9' 33.63")
Monday to Friday by appointment only
Closed on the following public holidays:
Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Yearӳ Day
Entrance fees for ad hoc visitors only.
Different fees applicable for guided tours, contact the Museum for further information