The squadron uses privately owned civilian aircraft. Example of a Cessna 150 similar to that found among the wide range of aircraft used.
|Branch||South African Air Force|
|Role||Citizen Force liaison and crime prevention patrol squadron|
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Aviation Pictures ZA. "SAAF - A pictorial history". http://www.aviationpics.co.za/morenews.asp?filename=6112010102858.txt.
- "South African Air Force (unofficial)". Air Force Reserve Squadrons. http://www.saairforce.co.za/recruitment/reservesqn.
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