The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has revealed that the forthcoming aviation expo will help showcase the latest technology in the industry.
Speaking on Wednesday, UCAA Director General, Fred Bamwesigye said many members of the public do not have enough information about air transport noting that the expo will help demystify the seemingly complex industry.
“The aviation expo is an opportunity to further demystify the seemingly complex industry,” Bamwesigye said.
Adding, “During this expo, members of the public will have a chance to enter an aircraft view the cockpit, talk to members of cabin and flight crew to get deeper first-hand knowledge of air transport sector.”
Meanwhile Aziz Ssentamu, the president of the Uganda Professional Pilots Association, said the June 22- 24 expo will provide the much needed information on the sector.
“We thought it would be important to sensitize public about what happens and in case if you want to join, you know what to do. People are green about the aviation industry and what happens there but this is an opportunity to even get information on how to join aviation,”He said.
Adding “We want to create awareness to the public about the evolution of technology in the aviation sector not only in Uganda but world over. This will be an opportunity for everyone to see what is new in the aviation sector.”
The expo will also feature aerobatics by the UPDF Air Force, the Special Forces Command and the Police air wing among others as well as joyrides flying around Kampala.
The airshow will be held at the Old Entebbe airport.