Kampala Aero Club to receive new trainer aircraft


KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) Sources in Kajjansi, the “safari airfield” just outside Kampala en route to Entebbe, have confirmed that KAFTC – the Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Centre – is due to receive two additional classic training aircraft for the use in their flight training division. A Jungmeister and a Stinson are due to arrive in July this year, and it is hoped that the CAA’s licensing department will not put up too many hurdles for the registration in Uganda, as both types are said to be the first of their kind to go on the Ugandan registry.

Meanwhile, AVGAS continues to be available with limited supplies only, but at least there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the Kajjansi air operators, as former Shell executive, Francis Olul, appears set to take control of the depot, which according to other aviation sources might be finished by Shell – if true, making good on a 4-year-long promise to the aviation fraternity – before finally leaving Uganda after selling their retail business.

In a related development, it was also learned that Capt. “Gad” Gasatura, a fixture in Uganda’s aviation sector and former member of the board of directors of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, has accepted the position as chairman of the board of KAFTC with immediate effect.