“The Crane” on Monday landed in sunny Accra, the capital of Ghana as part of the “Africa Tour 2019”.
On April 25, Uganda’s new Bombardier Commercial Aircraft left Entebbe airport for Johannesburg in South Africa.
The BCA Africa Tour concluded this leg of its journey at the Aviation Development 2019 event in Cape town.
Bombardier, a global leader in the transportation industry, hosted a group of Vincent Tshabalala Education Trust learners to its state-of-the-art rail equipment factory in Johannesburg.
Thereafter, the learners were offered a ride on the Gautrain commuter rail system and were then taken on a tour of a Uganda Airlines CRJ900 aircraft, notably the first Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft equipped with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin in Africa.
The next day, the Crane stopped in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From there, it connected to Ghana in West Africa.
The first officer Kiyemba Kenneth attended King’s college Budo, Bishop’s senior school Mukono, EACAA Soroti flying school, Epic Flight Academy Florida USA, CAE Toronto Canada, American Airlines flight training centre Phoenix Arizona USA.
Capt. Clive Okoth was one of the Ugandan Pilots chosen to ferry the first of the 2 CRJ900 aircraft.
His career spans up to 12 years of active flying with almost 6000 flying hours with 2000 on the CRJ900 aircraft.
First Officer Ivan Massa, Ivan has trained at the EACAA in Soroti, Epic Flight Academy in Florida, CAE Aviation Training and Services, Toronto, Canada and American Airlines Flight Training Centre, Phoenix Arizona.
First Officer Drichi Martin is the Chairman Pilots General Assembly at Uganda Professional Pilots’ Association.
His career spans up to 5 years with almost 4000 flying hours.
He attended EACAA Soroti, Flight Training Centre Nairobi Kenya and American Airlines Flight Training Centre.