Although the Air Force did not have a combat role, pilots nevertheless experienced some nerve-wracking moments. Colonel Jules Moolman will never forget that day of 5 September 1975 when Commandant Jan Breytenbach and Major Coen Upton, while visiting the FNLA-soldiers at Mupa for the first time, took up positions on the wing of his plane with a machinegun in hand to ensure that their countrymen does not walk into an ambush and get wiped out. However, they were received as friends.
Pilots could fill books with their tales about searching for and locating landing places in a unfamiliar area, without aviation maps, and often at night.
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