SAAsMA is an organization dedicated to the promotion of the art and science of aviation, space and environmental medicine, with the goal of playing a leading role in Southern Africa. In support of this it is our commitment to:
AEROSPACE MEDICINE IN SOUTH AFRICA – A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Drs Ken Ingham and Chris le Roux
Aviation in South Africa began shortly after the 1903 flight, of Wilbur and Orvile Wright at Kitty Hawk on 17 December. In 1907 John Weston built the first aircraft on South African soil at Brandfort in the Orange Free State. In 1909 Albert Kimmerling delighted South Africans with aerial displays all over the country in an imported Voisin.