airbaseof the South African Air Force. It is the SAAF's northernmost base, situated at Louis Trichardtnear the border with Zimbabwe, as well as being its most modern, and is known unofficially as "Fighter Town, RSA."
The base motto is "Castrum Borealis" (Fortress of the North).
* 2 Squadron - Fighter squadron
* 85 Combat Flying School
* 102 Squadron - Light transport (reserve)
* 515 Squadron - Security services
* 3 Air Servicing Unit - Maintenance support
* 85 Combat Flying School - Flying Training & Combat Operations School
The base was officially opened on
14 October 1987as AFB Louis Trichardt, but changed its name to match that of the nearby town on 7 November 2003. However, the town has since reverted to Louis Trichardt.
List of longest runways
* [http://www.af.mil.za/bases/afb_makhado/default.htm Official site]
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