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I just discovered this website and want to belatedly note that my father, Ruthven Pomfret, passed away aged 90, in 2006. He flew for EAA in the 1950s. I still have photos of some of the aircraft that he flew. I have fond memories of Wilson Airport because my father also did a stint of link-training of pilots. My mother was unwell at one period and he had to babysit me and took me to work with him during this period - I'd have been about eight or nine at the time. He put me in the simulator that he used for training to keep me occupied, and let me sit and pretend I was a pilot - great fun! I'd love to hear from anyone who might remember my father. he and my mother moved to Western Australia in 1968 and settled on the south-west coast in Albany.
I was born in Uganda in 1958 and later left the country during Idi Amin's reign with other Asians in Sept 1972. I have had a recent very traumatic near death experience. During that time I visualized several memories that were crystal clear in their clarity. One of those memories was of an EAA plane being surrounded by troops on an airport runway. Did this ever happen? If so, can you provide any details? Thank you, Alwyn
Found two large, framed, black and white pictures with Fly Among Friends and East African Airways logo bottom right. One is a majestic lion on the plain, and the second is of 3 elephants. Tag line indicates made after 1964. Any info on photographer or ad agency, marketing company?
My father was the director general of the company from 1967 to 1971. His name was Wilson Okumu Lutara. I would love to recieve some pictures of him if available
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Dear EAA-Team, My name is Deborah and I live in Munic. i`m searching for a Pilot or Flightcontroller: -who worked/lived in Nairobi Summer of 1969? -who knows a Sylvia (Hofer), she lived in Nairobi with her husband. She was a Flightassitance by Balair/Swissair. Her husband was a swiss Pilot. -Sylvia, my mother, was born in London and had a british passport. They had a German Mastiff, the dog loved Kerosin. -who lived in a appartementhouse for European Flightmembers near the Airport? I´m searching for my biological father... I assure you that I have NO financial interests and grew up in an intact family. Is there someone, who can help me? Someone you knows anything? Thanks in advance, kind regards, Deborah
I worked with East Africa airways late 70'S. Was based in Nairobi, Kenya. Wondeful times living in East Africa. Im in the far right in the picture below. https://www.ebay.com/itm/ ge-Airlines-Print-Ad/ 1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xeast+african+airways.TRS0
I did not work for EAA but worked briefly as Duty Officer at Dobbs Catering LHR and we catered the EAA super VC10 every night. I was often the only person in the unit waiting to hear if the SVC10 had pushed back as it was the last flight of the day. If it went technical I had to call Mr Finlay (the EAA LHR Catering Officer) who was at the Skyline hotel bar and ask him if he wanted the Flight recatered for the morning andwhat with? If he was agreeable we could switch the catering already on board, around ,and dry ice. If not we had to call staff in and work all night preparing new meals! I am the author of the book Gourmet and Glamour in the sky...A life in Airline catering and there are pictures of EAA memorabilia including a fan which says “eight miles a minute on the EAA Comet”. I joined British Caledonian in April 73 then British Airways and Emirates before retiring after 45 years but always loved covering East Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and South Africa for BR BA and EK.
Sorry forgot to put my Dads name, William John Fraser, any info would be gratefully appreciated.
Hi, there my Late father worked EAA during the fifties would love to see any pic's from back them and any info about my dad thanks.
i joioned east african airways 1960 teddy,nuru ismail una buchanan lucy semakala anita and a few others we were the first local girls to be selected to join eaac trained at embakasi by roger gosling chief stewardess was julia jonesi now live in kent i
Was with EAA from October 1965 till finito, 1977. Worked in Traffic Department at Dar airport and briefly at Kilimanjaro. If you were a captain on the fleet, chances are I must have completed one or two weight and balance documents which you had to sign before take off. Best wishes to all you good people.
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Hi, I was on r&r out of the copperbelt first week of May 1972 and flew out of Entebbe on an EAA Twin Otter to Paraa Lodge in the Murchison Falls, N. Park. Canadian Captain and just 4 of us as pax. He buzzed the Lodge and dropped us off then headed back to Entebbe. We sat at the grass strip for a couple of hours in the cab of the old red Bedford fire truck. The lodge apparently did not hear him buzz them and they only found out when they radioed Entebbe to find out where we were. Great weeks holiday at the lodge( magnificent old bulls skull with mounted tusks in the reception) spoiled by security in Entebbe taking the film from my camera on the way out. The reason for the rambling post; is there anyone out there who can give me the gps coordinates of the old grass strip which Paraa Lodge used before they built the one they use now. Thanking you all in anticipation. I also lived and worked in Kisuma, before, during and after the break up. Wonderful memories
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.