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My father, Bill Duirs, flew with EAA for some years in the 1960s. DC3, Twin Otter. F27 and SVC10 before moving on to Gulf (Aviation) Air. Bill retired in 1984 from Gulf and died in New Zealand in 2010: I'd appreciate any photos, or memorabilia that anyone could let me have regarding his time with EAA. We were a Kenya family from way back, Bill having flown with Campling and Wilson after WWII, farmed in Molo/Turi and done some hours during the Emergency with KPAW.
At the beginning of the 1970s and onwards, we, - together with my family,- used to use quite a number of times the EAA. ( In those years I was a member of staff of the Makerere University Medical School, Kampala. Nice old times...) EAA was a reliable and good airlines. It's a pity that it was closed, BUT at the present time Kenya Airways ( KQ ) what I use now is a very good and high level replacement.
His full are WILSON OKUMU LUTARA, CEO, EAA 1967-1971. My e-mail is email@example.com. Thx
My father was the CEO of EAA from 1967 to 1971. If anyone has any pictures if him during that time, pse send me mail. Thx
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Our travel agency EQUATORIAL AGENCIES LTD in Jinja were the handling agents for EAA at Jinja airport from 1950 until 1972. Our main office was in Kampala.We also had a branch in Nairobi for a few years during the 60s. I would very much appreciate it if anyone has any photos photo of the airport or any other information from those days.
My Late Grandmother Ms.Agatha Bilha Wanjiru used to work as a flight attend for EAA till it wound up then Kenya Airways till the early 1980s. She inspired me so much with Stories, Letters, Payslips, Photos and Souvenirs from the various Destinations they went to,that I pursued flying and also flight operations. Currently a young Flight Operations Officer in Nairobi. If anyone remembers her my Emailsemaina7@gmail.com
just put message on re Michael rigby my cousin, my name was Rigby and I am John's daughter my cousin Christopher is also wanting to find him he is Kathleen and Ted's son. Michael was the son of Tom and Rita Rigby
Looking to find our cousin Michael Rigby who I believe was pilot with this airline he had brother Peter lost touch with their family when my parents died if anyone knows him could they let me know there are 5 cousins who would love to get in touch Mary, Therese, John, Christopher and Denise
it was a great airline....!!..just missed it since i finished my flying training at Perth, Scotland 1977. i have been a pilot since then up till 2006 when i joined Civil Aviation Authority Uganda as one of their managers.....am now flying a desk...!!
Joined EAA in Glasgow in 1973 as local manager until the end of the airline in 1977. Made many friends during this time in the UK, Nairobi and Mombasa. After the closure,went on to work for Kenya Airways in Scotland and as UK Sales Manager for a while, but many of the EAA 'characters' were not so lucky.
Loved the website. I was a regular passenger with EAA in the 70's having a home in Nairobi but attending boarding school in the UK. I did my first unaccompanied flight on one of the VC10s in March 1971 aged 8 years! I drew a picture of one of the air hostesses and I wonder if she still has it! Flying was such an adventure in those days compared to the mundane business it has since become. I remember Captain Rose, who flew the DC aircraft on internal routes, and his particular brand of dry humour.
Wishing you all a great Reunion 2016 My father Bukeka Nelson worked with EAA.I am interested in hearing some stories and photos from you people my father worked with. Best regards Livy
I have just signed the guest book, but as a second thought making me give a bit more info. IFrom 1966 flew all the a/c in EAA, except the VC10 and the 707. I had decided to end my flying career before turning 40, by then being a capt on DC 9. I resigned just before the end of EAA, only being scheduled for a month 'farewell' flying in February. However on my return, standing at Oslo airport with my tickets for Nairobi, I was told by SAS that all EAA tickets were being made redundant the previous night, but SAS gave me a class II free ticket to Nairobi and return to Oslo. For me a new life began working for the Norwegian CAA, where I ot the job as Head of the Incensing Department. Eventually working in ECAC being a chairman of various committees. The CAA made me keep my licencees currant, last being checked out on 757 and 767. Then came 1994 and the University of Oslo got a request from the new government in South Africa to assist in restructuring the 'Black Universities'. My wife was offered the job, and took it because of my longing for Africa. This resulting in a life of 6 month in Norway and 6 month in SA. A life pattern still going on, having a home in both places. I am contact with Capt. Erik Molberg and plan to take part in the EAA reunion in June 2016 in UK, which Erik and Jerry arranges. "Mgeni njoo, mwenyeji apone". Hope to see you there! - To get to know where the winds blew you.
One tend to forget the often agony of operations. Nevertheless: those were the days.A very very good time.
I was on the RAF VC10 crew that took the survivors to the UK after the tragic crash in Addis Ababa. I can still see the broken runway lights and the t tail visible at the end of the runway as we landed and taxied by. It was supposed to be a night stop but the injuries to the pax was so severe we turned round as quick as possible and due to crew duty time took off for RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. Does anyone know any survivors on that aircraft that we took to the UK?
I would like to hear from anybody who remembers my Late father Mr Amrit Parmar. I still have his Staff Uniform and also flight Diaries. He worked for EAA I think between 1955 to 1971 - Head Purser My e mail is email@example.com if anybody cares to get in touch with me
Fond memories of flying in on a East African Super VC10 on a cold December 1967 night, as a six year old coming to settle in the UK, seeing snow at Heathrow for the first time. I'm sure there are a lot of East African Asians out there who have stories to tell of flying on EAA.
This website is great, it brings back the memories of EAC. I joined the corporation in mid Sept 1968 as a Stewardess, I then changed to Reservation at Sadler House in Nairobi until 1977. I would like to get in touch with Wilson Awuor who was also a staff at Sadler House in 1976/1977. We communicated twice and then lost touch. Any chance of getting in touch with him will be appreciated.
Son of Paul Coleman East African Airways Steward worked 1966 to 1971,