104 Squadron SAAF

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104 Squadron
Cessna 150E (C-GFAU).jpg
The squadron uses privately owned civilian aircraft. Example of a Cessna 150 similar to that found among the wide range of aircraft used.
Country  South Africa
Branch South African Air Force
Role Citizen Force liaison and crime prevention patrol squadron
Garrison/HQ AFB Waterkloof


104 Squadron is a reserve squadron of the South African Air Force. This squadron is used mostly in the VIP/IP transport role as well as reconnaissance flights in the Gauteng area. The squadron is based at AFB Waterkloof. These reserve squadrons are used to fill a pilot and aircraft gap within the SAAF by making use of civilian pilots and their privately owned aircraft. Most flying takes place over weekends and because pilots have a good knowledge of the local terrain in the area where they live and commonly fly, the squadron is also often used in a crime prevention role.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South African Air Force (unofficial)". Air Force Reserve Squadrons.