Uganda aviation news update – Aero Club adds Twin Otter – 400


Information was confirmed this morning that the Kampala Aero Club and Flight Training Centre, aka KAFTC, has taken delivery of their long awaited twin engined De Havilland Twin Otter – 400 aircraft, which is now being integrated into the growing fleet of the ‘charter only’ airline at the Kajjansi field outside Kampala. Capt. Russell Barnes, co-owner of the airline, also confirmed that a second Twin Otter – 300 will arrive by mid 2011 to operate as the main back up of the – 400 version and for charters as required.

In addition will the flying school division of  KAFTC shortly bring a ‘Great Lakes’ open cockpit biplane which will be used to teach pilot acrobatic flying, to add more training experience for aspiring pilots or those seeking to move from their PPL – private pilot’s license – to a commercial pilot’s license, in short CPL, or simply for pilots wishing to expand their envelope of flight experience and skills.

Fun flights will be arranged from the Kajjansi field by KAFTC on request and more details are available via – pilots training for ‘visitors’ can also be arranged and lessons can start just as soon as an aspiring young pilot has undergone registration with the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority and been cleared for the course.

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