AVIATION NEWS BULLETIN OF THE AERO CLUB OF EAST AFRICA
AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY ORGANIZES
TALK BY KENYA AIRWAYS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
The Aeronautical Society of Kenya, the professional association of aviation
engineers and technicians, is organizing a talk by Allan Fullilove, Technical
Director of Kenya Airways. Mr. Fullilove will speak on a very appropriate
topic that is occupying the minds of pilots, engineers and air operators
right now in East Africa whilst the new KCARS are being introduced.
" FROM ANR's to KCAR's: COMPARISON WITH THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE FROM
BCAR's to JAR's TO CURRENT EASA".
All air operators, technical staff, pilots and KCAA staff are invited
to this interesting presentation that is sure to generate some interesting
WHEN: Friday 4 July 2008
WHERE: Aero Club of East Africa
TIME: 1800 Hours
ENTRANCE IS FREE - CASH BAR AVAILABLE
Please come early as this will be a popular event.
DR. GATABAKI MOVING
Relief is in sight for pilots who hate being stuck in traffic. Those annual
(or even more frequent) trips to the centre of Nairobi) to obtain your
'Pilot's Medical" from Dr. J.P. Gatabaki will soon be a thing of
the past. He is moving his surgery to Landmark Plaza, across the street
from Nairobi Hospital. The move will be completed by mid-July. The surgery
will be located on the second floor.
NOTE that the phone number will now be: 271 2866.
WFP SAFETY UNIT HELD POPULAR
SAFETY FORUM AT AERO CLUB
The Regional Aviation Safety Unit of the World Food Programme held a well-attended
Forum at the Aero Club of East Africa on Friday, 27 June 2008. Over 50
professionals from the aviation industry attended. Main speaker was Mr.
Eric Wahren, Lund University School
of Aviation (LUSA) - Human Factors Director. He introduced the CRM course
training outline of the University to the attendees.
Lund University has an Aviation Human Factors research department and
has provided years of training and research of CRM to commercial pilots
in accordance with EASA approved syllabuses. They will offer HF/CRM courses
in Africa, starting in Nairobi in the fall of 2008 if there
is sufficient interest from the operators.
Conny Ackerstrom, Head of the WFP Aviation Programme based in Nairobi,
also made a brief review of main areas of concern that WFP has
experienced while evaluating air operator in East Africa, and provided
examples of means of compliance. It is important to note that air operators
under the WFP evaluation process are generally accepted for aircraft contract
and passenger transport by other international organizations, including
ICRC and UN agencies. In view of the recent accident near Narok, such
evaluations of air operators may be appropriate to be implemented also
by other organizations, including the Government of Kenya. That would
go along way towards knowing more about aviation service providers.
The speakers went through a review of past aircraft accidents in Kenya,
pointing out that there were 6 fatal accidents in the last two years.
They highlighted Air Operator Responsibilities and KCAA's responsibility
in overseeing AOC holders. Air operator management responsibilities were
also emphasized, including appropriate Policies and Procedures, Manuals,
Crew Training and Qualifications, Oversight of Flight Operations, Record-keeping,
AERO CLUB HOSTING "BUSH
FLYING SEMINARS ON 14 AND 16 JULY AT THE CLUB HOUSE
Clayton Williams, renowned 'bushflying instructor' from Nelspruit in South
Africa, will give two seminars on 'bush flying techniques" at the
Aero Club, one on 14th and the second on 16th of July 2008. All pilots
and air operators are invited to these seminars that are sure to generate
plenty of interest. The seminars begin at 1800 hours on both days.
Bushflying is still an important part of East African aviation, as over
500 of Kenya's 600+ airstrips are unmanned and unpaved. Issues such as
short and rough fields, high density altitude flying, unexpected runway
incursions by animals and people, and many other issues challenging pilots
in Kenya will be discussed. We can expect to receive some excellent safety
tips from Clayton Williams.
CIRCLE YOUR CALENDARS and attend these two important talks. 14 JULY
and 16 JULY at the AERO CLUB OF EAST AFRICA
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