Special Interest Groups (SIGS)
The Special Interest Groups of the FSAAFM are comprised of individuals focused on a certain part of our aviation history. At the moment we have four such groups consisting of the FSAAFM photographers, the FSAAFM scale modelers, the artists guild and the Buccaneer restoration project.
The South African Air Force Museum Photography Club is a group of people whose goal is to preserve the history of the SAAF and the SAAFM through photos. They can often be seen clicking away at Museum training days and at airshows.
The SA Guild of Aviation, Military and Maritime Artists (SA GAMMA) was initially established in affiliation with the "Zwartkop Scale Modellers".
SA GAMMA is a group of like-minded artists with a passion for portraying military subjects, depicting all elements in any time frame within the genre.
The Guild is based at Air Force Base Swartkop where they exhibit on the monthly Flying Training days when some of their members will be present. Interested visitors can meet the artists and view their work. Most of the work is available for purchase. Artists also welcome commissions.
Theo Burden is the current Chairman of the Guild. The Guild welcomes any amateur or professional artist with a special interest in this direction to join our regular workshops at the Windsock Coffee Shop on the base on a Saturday morning between 09h00 and 12h00. Contact us on their Facebook page for more specific details.
The Swartkop Scale Modellers are a group closely linked to the FSAAFM and are experts in the field of model building and repair. Hennie Pretorius is the chairman.