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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A tribute to times gone by ....

a selection of images from a heritage trip which I did (together with a number of
others') to the SAA Museum at Rand Airport (South Africa). 
It's one of those amazing places that many don't realise exists.
Rand Airport is still very much a functional airport (for light aircraft mostly),
and on weekends there are a number of interesting aircraft out and about - 
 either in the skies, doing aerobatics, or parked waiting for lift off. 
apologies to the fundi's, as I cannot remember the names of the
 two exquisite "specimens" above and below.

 the control tower (below) is built to resemble the "front" of an airplane with
 Art Deco detailing.

 These are some of the old planes that have been retired into the
open air museum space.
and finally some detail of the Harvard Cafe - a vibrant cafe/ restaurant that
serves great food at reasonable prices and overlooks part of the runway.

and

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Copyright 2010 Gena D Images for thinking aloud

5 comments:

Mommy Life said...

My son will be surely thrilled when he sees the planes! great entry! :)

Eds said...

I never seen airplanes that close! Have a great day!

Kramer said...

Rather tasty choices of air-hardware...

BraCom (Bram) said...

very interesting posting


Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Glennis said...

great little old planes. We have an aircraft museum here in our town too, it is very interesting to look at these tiny planes, some of them fought bravely for their countries during the war.

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