Spotting at Rand, South Africa

I’m back from honeymoon now. Before I move on to details of spotting in Iceland and Copenhagen (stay tuned!), I’ll simply write this note I received about spotting at Rand airfield in South Africa – a very popular side-trip for spotters in the Johannesburg area.

Spotters are usually permitted to take an airside tour of the hangars and parked aircraft, escorted by the fire department at the airfield. You simply have to turn up at the Airport Manager’s office (ask at the Information Desk), sign a form, and they’ll organise it if possible that day.

I also got told that the Academy B&B nearby gives guests a key for the gate onto the apron and a token to get you through security. This seems a little unbelievable, so please let us know if you’ve found it to be true!

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  1. John Crawley says:

    Your article – 10 Boeing 707’s. The AF-621 707-344C South African Air Force Museum.

    The Museum is at the Zwartkops Air Force Base not Waterkloof.

    Here is a link to their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/109171246235 your Weblink is not available.

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