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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
Joined EAAC as an engineer in1961, rejoined as co-pilot on DC3s, Comet F/O, Twin Otter captain, F27 Captain then DC9 Captain. Left in 1972. Retired to Australia after a long and successful career in aviation. Would enjoy contact from Ex EAA
Air Traffic Controller Dar es Salaam during the EAAC era
Yes those were the days where Airline Industry was a "Jewel". East African Airways Corporation brought forward quality.
I joined EAA in 1955 as a trainee in Tanga Moved to Kasese as the last Officer in charge before being posted to Entebbe. Served as a DFO in Nairobi and subsequently as a DTO before becoming Mail and Cargo Sup and subsequently Cargo Manager. Moved to Head Office as Cargo Standards Officer with John Betts, Traffic Standards Officer, and Alistair Macenzie the then Traffic Manager. Left EAA in 1969 and joined Qantas were I worked in Cargo until I retired.I ended up as Manager Systems Development for the Qantas Cargo Computer and chaired the Unisys Cargo User Group. Would love to hear from anyone who new me.
Keep me in touch. Son of Capt. Lewis E Starling Ex EAA
Flew EAA in March 1964 from Bombay via Karachi and Aden to Nairobi en route to Johannesburg and Lourenco Marques.
My father Bukeka Nelson worked with EAA.I am interested in hearing some stories and photos from you people he worked with. Best regards Livy
Looking to trace John Philips from Aberdeen, Scotland who flew for EAA in the 50s. e-mail won`t take my address - it`s: jeanco at shaw.ca
My Dad was Chic Little (William), married to Eve, how he would have loved to read all this - I remember Richard Airey so well, as a small girl - I am so glad I found this, I have such memories of Dar and Nairobi in 50's and 60's
My e-mail address is email@example.com if there are any familiar faces out there.