Aviation

KZN Midlands

Shafton Airfield is the main aviation base for all aerial support services provided in the KZN Midlands. There are two satellite airbases located at Riverdale, outside Richmond and Weza, outside Harding.

Subject to weather conditions, the following aircraft will be available for the 2019 fire season over the period 01 June to 31 October.

Shafton:

  1. 4 x Fixed Wing Turbo Thrushes (3 x 500gal & 1 x 400gal)
  2. 2 x Cessna 182 Spotter aircraft

Riverdale:

  1. 2 x Fixed Wing Turbo Thrushes (2 x 500gal)
  2. 1 x Cessna 182 Spotter aircraft

Weza:

  1. 1x Helicopter (1100 lt Bambi capacity)

Dispatch & Co-ordination

  1. All dispatch and co-ordination of aircraft is done at the Shafton Operations / Control Room: Contact 033-330 8421/ 0861 KZN FPA.

Operational costs

  • Rates are available from the KZNFPA
  • KZN Zululand – Coastal

    Fosters Airfield is the main aviation base for all aerial support services provided in the Zululand coastal area.

    Subject to weather conditions, the following aircraft are available for the 2019 fire season over the period 01July to 31 October.

    Kwambonambi:

    1. 2 x Fixed Wing Turbo Thrushes (2 x 500gal)
    2. 1 x Cessna 182 Spotter aircraft

    Dispatch & Co-ordination

    1. All dispatch and co-ordination of aircraft is done at the Zululand Fire Protection Association Control Room: Contact 035 5804 713.
    2. Operational costs

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    3. Fixed wing aircraft are available to subscribing members on a first and second call basis
    4. IMPORTANT: All aircraft are dispatched on caller pays per hour or part thereof.
    5. Rates are available from the ZFPA

    KZN Zululand – Inland

    Kataza Airfield, between Melmoth and Babanango, is the main aviation base for all aerial support services provided in the Zululand inland area.

    Subject to weather conditions, the following aircraft are available for the 2019 fire season over the period 01 July to 31 October.

    Kataza:

  • 1 x Helicopter (800 lt Bambi capacity)
  • 1 x Robinson 44 Helicopter acts as the Spotter aircraft
  • Dispatch & Co-ordination

  • All dispatch and co-ordination of aircraft is done at the Zululand Inland Fire Protection Association Control Room: Contact 083 631 9076
  • Fixed wing aircraft are available to subscribing members on a first and second call basis
  • IMPORTANT: All aircraft are dispatched on caller pays per hour or part thereof.
  • Rates are available from the ZIFPA.
  • Get in touch

    We are available via Facebook or on the number 0861 KZNFPA (596 372)