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Chronological order of events
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.

1974-07-16 South African Airways  Other Order placed.
1976-05-17N8297V   Roll OutPAENew aircraft rolled out.
1976-06-04N8297VBoeing  First Flight  
1976-06-10N8297VSouth African AirwaysFull SAA colours and titles Seen  
1976-06-11ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  DeliveredJNBAircraft delivered to JNB according to SAA files.
1976-06-16ZS-SPCSouth African Airways MalutiFlight Delivery flight.
Details from the logbook of Captain Willem Steytler, Captain Archy Nasmith Crew: Captain Archy Nasmith Captain Jack Tindal Captain Willem Steytler Flight Engineer Anthony Watt Flight Engineer Vernon Du Toit.
17 June 1976 Seattle-Ilha do Sal 10 hours 45 minutes.
17/18 June 1976 Ilha do Sal-Jan Smuts 8 hours 30 minutes.
1976-10-09ZS-SPCSouth African AirwaysOriginalMalutiSeenBSL 
1977-03-23ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  Ferried Flown to the Boeing factory for straight staircase, landing gear upgrade, and other modifications
1980-03-01ZS-SPCSouth African AirwaysOriginalMalutiSeenZRH 
1980-10-12ZS-SPCSouth African Airways MalutiFlight Presidential flight from 12th to the 17th of October 1980.
The route was Jan Smuts- Waterkloof- Mauritius-TSA- Taipei-Mauritius- Waterkloof- Jan Smuts.
The operating crew were Captains Meyer Botha, Mickey Mitchell, first officer James de Wet and Flight Engineers Adrian den Haan and Bill Herbst.
1982-12-09ZS-SPCSouth African Airways MalutiFlightIADZS-SPC was the first SAA aircraft to land at Houston International Airport on the 9th of December 1982.
1984-04-28ZS-SPCSouth African AirwaysOriginal, 50 years stickerMalutiSeenZRH 
1984-09-02ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  Rolled InJNBRolled into hangar for repaint into Air Mauritius.
1984-10-283B-NAGAir Mauritius  Leased  
1984-10-303B-NAGAir Mauritius  Leased Lease date according to SAA files.
1987-08-033B-NAGAir Mauritius Chateau du ReduitSeenGVA 
1994-10-11ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  Returned  
1995-02-09ZS-SPC   OtherJNBRolled into hangar for repaint into: Avia livery
1995-05-01ZS-SPCAvia GautengLeased  
1995-05-09ZS-SPCAvia  SeenLGWFirst service for Avia
1995-09-10ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  Reposessed  
1995-09-10ZS-SPCSAA/SALAvia cheatline SeenJNB 
1995-10-01ZS-SPCSAA/SALAvia cheatline SeenLHR 
1995-10-25ZS-SPCAir Namibia  Leased  
1995-10-29ZS-SPCTitles ??  SeenJNBV5-SPF on service, so Air Namibia leased ZS-SPC for this 1 flight only.
1995-10-30ZS-SPCtitles ??Avia cheatlline SeenLHRAir Namibia flew WDH-FRA LHR
1995-10-31ZS-SPCSouth African Airways  Returned  
1995-11-01ZS-SPCSAA/SALAvia cheatlineMalutiSeenJNB 
1996-07-28ZS-SPCSAA - South African AirwaysOld SeenJNB 
1997-01-01ZS-SPCSAA - South African AirwaysOld SeenFRA 
1997-10-01ZS-SPCSAA - South African AirwaysOld, white bellyMalutiSeenFRA 
1997-10-31ZS-SPCSAA - South African Airways  Status 63734 hours, 13004 cycles.
1998-04-06ZS-SPCSAA - South African AirwaysOld, white bellyMalutiSeenJNBPhoto
1999-03-14ZS-SPCSAA - South African Airways  Rolled InJNBRolled into hangar for repaint into: Air Namibia
1999-03-15ZS-SPCAir Namibia  Leased  
1999-04-19ZS-SPCAir NamibiaNew colours SeenFRA 
1999-09-01ZS-SPCAir Namibia  SeenWDH 
1999-09-18ZS-SPCAir Namibia  SeenWDHFilmed by Tommy Mogren for World Air Routes.
1999-09-24ZS-SPCAir Namibia  SeenWDHDeparted WDH for JNB as Namibia 704
1999-09-24ZS-SPCAir Namibia  SeenWDHReturned from JNB to WDH as Namibia 711.
 See video of the landing in the cockpit.
1999-10-26ZS-SPCAir Namibia  SeenJNBArrived back from last Air Namibia flight.
1999-10-27ZS-SPCSAA - South African Airways  Returned  
1999-10-29ZS-SPC   Other First flight for SAA after Namibia lease.
1999-11-20ZS-SPCSouth AfricanNew c/sMalutiSeenPER 
2002-10-02ZS-SPCSouth African  SeenJNBDeparted from gate B3 as SA070
2002-10-21ZS-SPCSouth AfricanNewMalutiSeenJNB 
2003-10-24ZS-SPCSouth African  RetiredJNBThe aircraft operated its last flight SA 280/281 from Johannesburg- Perth- Johannesburg.
2003-11-19ZS-SPCGolden Tattoo TRD (Pty) Limited  Bought The operator did not take delivery of the aircraft and it was stored at Denel, JNB.
2005-05-03ZS-SPC White tail SeenJNBParked at Denel aviation, available for sale/lease.
2005-08-25ZS-SPC   Other SAA Museum Society is planning on preserving this aircraft at Rand Airport, South Africa.
2005-10-01ZS-SPCSouth African  SeenJNBParked outside in SAA technical area, behind hangar 8
2005-11-01ZS-SPC   Status Aircraft formally handed over to the SAA Museum. Preparations for ferrying to Rand commence.
2006-09-29ZS-SPCSouth AfricanNew Last liveryMalutiFlightJNBMade first flight in three years, testing and practicing for the anticipated flight to Rand.
2006-09-30ZS-SPCSouth AfricanNew Last livery, SAA Museum stickerMalutiFerriedQRAMaluti was ferried into FAGM from FAJS at about 0615Z. She first flew north to south overhead the field above the tower, joined right downwind for 11 and did 2 fly pasts, before coming into land on 11.
Status: 82,313.23 hours at the time of landing at Rand Airport
2021-05-25ZS-SPCSouth African  StatusQRATotal airframe hours: 82.321,43
Total cycles: 16.115


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