Air Force Base Langebaanweg

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AFB Langebaanweg
Air Force Base Langebaanweg
Airport type Military
Operator South African Air Force
Location Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
Elevation AMSL 108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 32°58′08″S 18°09′55″E / 32.96889°S 18.16528°E / -32.96889; 18.16528Coordinates: 32°58′08″S 18°09′55″E / 32.96889°S 18.16528°E / -32.96889; 18.16528
FALW is located in Western Cape
Location in the Western Cape
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02R/20L 7,689 2,344 Asphalt
02L/20R 7,680 2,341 Asphalt
07/25 4,935 1,504 Asphalt
16/34 6,533 1,991 Asphalt

AFB Langebaanweg (IATA: SDBICAO: FALW)[1] is an airbase of the South African Air Force (SAAF). The base motto is Tenax Propisiti Vinco – Through Tenacity Comes Success.

Units hosted[edit]

  • Central Flying School SAAF - Pilot and Instructor Training
  • 2 Air Servicing Unit - Technical Support
  • 526 Squadron - Protection Squadron

Current aircraft[edit]

The current Silver Falcons paint scheme.
Silver Falcons performing in the Pilatus PC-7

The Central Flying School operates 60 Pilatus PC-7s from AFB Langebaanweg.

The SAAF's Silver Falcons display team is based at AFB Langbaanweg.


  1. ^ Airport information for FALW at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.