• Short Summary

    East African Airways have launched their first extensive training scheme for African pilots from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

  • Description

    East African Airways have launched their first extensive training scheme for African pilots from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

    At Nairobi Airport this month, cadets are learning to fly and maintain DC3s and Otters, the first aircraft entrusted to newly-qualified pilots.

    Their chief instructor, Mr. Kanut Rommen of Oslo, Norway, can be seen on this film guiding trainees through a pre-flight check-out of a DC3 and taking off with them on a formation flight.

    The training of East African pilots will cost about GBP 10,000 (24,000 dollars) for each man. It is spread out over two years. East African Airways is one of Africa's largest fleets, owned by the three countries to which the trainees belong. Their training forms part of a large expansion programme.

    Several Africans have already qualified as first officers on DC3s and on the small twin-engined Otters from Canada used for landing on small grass strips in East Africa's outlying game plains.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IZJ5CWUEYUXN457SXY18LEUH
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IZJ5CWUEYUXN457SXY18LEUH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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