• Short Summary

    THE FIRST GROUP OF EAST AFRICAN PILOTS TRAINED FOR COMBAT BY THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE WILL GRADUATE THIS MONTH (AUGUST).

  • Description

    THE FIRST GROUP OF EAST AFRICAN PILOTS TRAINED FOR COMBAT BY THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE WILL GRADUATE THIS MONTH (AUGUST).

    THEY ARE FROM TANGANYIKA AND UGANDA, AND THE TRAINING SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED AT THE REQUEST OF A NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT AFRICAN STATES. BOTH TANGANYIKA AND UGANDA HAVE BEEN GRANTED COMPLETE INDEPENDENCE AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT WHEN KENYA BECOMES INDEPENDENT LATER THIS YEAR THE PROPOSED FEDERATION OF EAST AFRICA WILL RESULT IN A FEDERAL MILITARY AND AIR FORCE.

    IN THE MEANTIME, BOTH TANGANYIKA AND UGANDA NEED AIR BRANCHES FOR POLICE WORK, TRANSPORT AND PATROL DUTIES, AS WELL AS A BASIS FOR A COMPLETE AIR FORCE.

    INSTRUCTORS OF THE ISRAEL AIR FORCE GIVE THE TRAINEES LESSONS IN ENGLISH. THE EAST AFRICANS ARE ALL COLLEGE GRADUATES, PICKED FROM A LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS FOR TRAINING.

    FILM SHOWS TRAINEES AND THEIR INSTRUCTORS DURING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF GROUND AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION, AND IN PIPER COMMANCHE AIRCRAFT. A PILOT WHO COMPLETES HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT IS DRENCHED WITH WATER IN TRADITIONAL STYLE BY FELLOW TRAINEES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9099WDL4ZB8V4S69PT3V0SDML
    Media URN:
    VLVA9099WDL4ZB8V4S69PT3V0SDML
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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