Agent wrote:Are we allowed to see the pic's please, this could be interesting, surely RayW must have some info as well.
GooneyBird wrote:Having heard (and read) a lot about Palmietfontein Airport, Jaws and I decided to find it and investigate. After finding it courtesy of Google Maps (look near Natalspruit hospital), we fired up my trusty old DKW and disappeared, in a blue cloud of two-stroke smoke, into the charming ( ) surrounds of Tokoza. We found the main runway, mostly intact, parts of the cross runway, and by consulting a very old map of the Palmietfontein racetrack (opened 1956), what I suspect is the terminal building. What appears to be the terminal is now Tokoza Beer Hall, and the area where the hangars were is now a hostel. The hangars still exist at ORTIA though, as they were removed and re-erected there in 1953. The terminal building was later used as the "grandstand" for the racetrack I understand. It is given away by its yellow brick construction, architechture and the serious concrete (a la apron type) in front of it. It is currently about three street blocks from the cross runway. The runways themselves are constructed of a very large type gravel stones and were pretty strengthened, hence their longevity. Jaws will post some pics as soon as he can. I'm hoping someone has another pic of the terminal building or can positively ID the building we've photographed, as photos of Palmietfontein are very rare and we haven't found anything on it.
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