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Pilots optimistic about Uganda Airlines future

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Airlines pilots have painted a positive picture of where they see the airline after they successfully ran a couple of commercial flights to different destinations. Captain Emmanuel Mutebi said the airline’s marketing strategy will play an important role to get more people to fly …

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The first transatlantic flight 100 years ago

Paris, France | AFP |  When two British pilots steered a biplane across the vast Atlantic 100 years ago, battling frozen sleet and thick fog for more than 16 hours, they were making aviation history. With their harrowing 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) crossing, Captain John Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown completed …

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Trump: today’s airplanes ‘too complex to fly’

Washington, United States | AFP | As investigators probe the latest deadly crash of Boeing’s bestselling airliner, US President Donald Trump weighed in Tuesday with his own explanation: modern planes are too complicated for pilots. “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly,” he tweeted, adding that instead of pilots, the planes require “computer scientists …

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Uganda Airlines pilots start training

  Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Uganda’s planned national carrier, Uganda Airlines, has handed over the first cockpit crew sets to Bombardier for training a head of the carrier’s comeback mid this year. The first set of eight pilots are reported to have been training facility in France while another …

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Two Kenyan pilots released by S.Sudan rebels

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Two Kenyan pilots held for over a month after crash-landing their plane in rebel-held South Sudan have been released, a rebel spokesman said Tuesday. The two men were flying South Sudanese aid workers close to Akobo in the east of the country early last …

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Two charged before the Army Court over ghost pilot

Two UPDF soldiers have been charged before the General Court Martial in Makindye for fraud related offences. Major Kapalaga Lubega attached to Uganda People’s Defence Air forces (UPDAF) and Caroline Kyakabale a former Human Resource Manager in charge of civilian personnel, appeared before Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied …

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