Facilities & Activities for Visitors
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.
Our B747, ZS-SAN, Lebombo, is open for viewing. However the cockpit is closed as the aircraft is considered "Live". There is however a B747 "Classic" Simulator which is identical in all respects to the B747 cockpit and this may be viewed. The simulator is not operational.
Members of the public are welcome to take photographs of the aircraft.
Should interior access be required to any of the other static display aircraft then application must be made in writing, via e-mail, (Contact Us) stating the number of visitors wishing to view inside the aircraft. This will then be treated as a "Guided Tour".
Ideally at least a week's notice is required for "Guided Tours" to give us sufficient time to allocate a Tour Guide. The Museum is run by volunteers and is not manned during weekdays so bookings for Guided Tours are essential.
The South African Airways Museum Society display hall is located in the 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.
Members of the public are welcome to take photographs inside the display hall.
Boeing 727 “factory issue” model
Photo: Pat Hopkins
Photo: Pat Hopkins
Flying Springbok powder compact
Photo: Carole Eastwood
Over the years, the SAAMS has amassed a wonderful collection of aviation related books, technical manuals, historical documents, photographs, magazines and historic footage etc.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.
Please apply in writing via e-mail, (Contact Us) should you wish to conduct research or view the library.
Our 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.
For distant shoppers, please send your enquiry to any of the contact details in the Contact Us section.
Tours and Functions
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 are varied, examples are:
· Aircraft Cabin Crew training
· Award ceremonies
· Board meetings
· Car Club outings
· End of year functions
· Christmas Parties
· New Years Eve Parties
· Fashion Shows
· Photo/film/video shoot
For more information or to make a booking for a Guided Tour, Function or Event please send your enquiry to any of the contact details under Contact Us
There is a delightful restaurant inside the old Transvaal Aviation Club, TAC, building. A variety of scrumptious meals are available. There is ample grass playground area for children. One of the Rand Airport taxiways passes directly in front of the old TAC and affords aircraft spotters and photographers a choice spot.