|89 Combat Flying School|
Cheetah D flight simulator
|Active||1 July 1986 - 29 November 1992|
|Branch||South African Air Force|
|Role||Fighter jet training|
|Motto(s)||"Exercitati delendo" (We train to kill)|
|Fighter||Atlas Cheetah D|
89 Combat Flying School is a disbanded unit of the South African Air Force, active from 1986-1992. The unit was formed on 1 July 1986 from the Mirage Flight of 85 Combat Flying School at AFB Pietersburg and its main role was to train aircrew to fly the Dassault Mirage aircraft.
On 26 July 1986, the school began receiving the dual seat Atlas Cheetah D aircraft and started offering a Cheetah conversion course to pilots already qualified on the Atlas Impala aircraft. The school was the fist unit of the South African Air Force to receive the Cheetah D.
89 Combat Flying School began merging with 2 Squadron SAAF on 6 November 1992, to become Training Flight, 2 Squadron. Flying operations were conducted by 2 Squadron from 6 November 1992 and 89 Combat Flying School was disbanded on 29 November 1992. All remaining personnel and equipment was tranferred to AFB Louis Trichardt during January 1993.
References[edit | edit source]
- 89 Combat Flying School, www.saairforce.co.za, Retrieved 2013-10-10.
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- Cheetah Multirole Fighter Aircraft, South Africa: Development, www.airforce-technology.com, Retrieved 2013-10-11.
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