Uganda will host its first ever aviation expo to allow young people to explore opportunities and careers in aviation. The 'Uganda Aviation Expo' will run from January 15-29th at Kimaka Airfield and will enable the public to see new trends, market developments, air facts and acquire aviation memorabilia.
There will be sessions and presentations on flight crew careers, training, employment and earnings, with additional sessions on engineering and maintenance.
The expo's entry cost of US $1,500 per person, will cover transport, accommodation for two nights, a full-day aviation industry career workshop and one-hour flight experience in the cockpit.
Aviation traffic in Africa is projected to grow by more than 6% per year for the next 20 years, driven by improving incomes, demographic boom, increasing urbanisation and the emergence of a growing African middle class hungry to travel.