Air Force Base Langebaanweg

AFB Langebaanweg (IATA: SDB, ICAO: FALW)[1] is an airbase of the South African Air Force (SAAF). The base motto is Tenax Propisiti Vinco – Through Tenacity Comes Success.

AFB Langebaanweg

Air Force Base Langebaanweg
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorSouth African Air Force
LocationLangebaan, Western Cape, South Africa
Elevation AMSL108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates32°58′08″S 18°09′55″E / 32.96889°S 18.16528°E / -32.96889; 18.16528Coordinates: 32°58′08″S 18°09′55″E / 32.96889°S 18.16528°E / -32.96889; 18.16528
FALW is located in Western Cape
Location in the Western Cape
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02R/20L 7,689 2,344 Asphalt
02L/20R 7,680 2,341 Asphalt
07/25 4,935 1,504 Asphalt
16/34 6,533 1,991 Asphalt

Units hostedEdit

  • Central Flying School SAAF - Pilot and Instructor Training
  • 2 Air Servicing Unit - Technical Support
  • 526 Squadron - Protection Squadron

Current aircraftEdit

The current Silver Falcons paint scheme.
Silver Falcons performing in the Pilatus PC-7

The Central Flying School operates 60 Pilatus PC-7s from AFB Langebaanweg.

The SAAF's Silver Falcons display team is based at AFB Langbaanweg.


  1. ^ "Airport information for FALW". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 5 March 2019.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.