East African Civil Aviation Academy - EACAA (Soroti) East African Civil Aviation Academy
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EACAA News Desk

Runway Excursion Accident (Cessna 172S registration No. 5X-SRI).

16 April 2017 about 10.10 AM

This is to notify that this morning Sunday 16/04/2017 at about 10.10 am, one of the Academy aircraft Cessna 172S registration 5X-SRI had a runway excursion accident at the Aerodrome. The aircraft was landing after the student, cadet pilot Epiru John of Coure 38x (UPDAF) was on his first solo flight exercise at 16 hours 10 minutes. He was authorized by...

The Permanent Secretary Familiarization Visit to the Academy.

12 January 2017
PS Familiarisation Visit.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport met EACAA Staff members and Management Advisory Task Force 2 Members as he toured the Academy on 12th Jan 2017. He visited most of Academy places including Simulator Station, Hanger, E-Library among others...

The 2nd General Assembly of AATO held in Kampala.

23 August 2016
Aviation Training Partnership.

The second General Assembly of the association of African Aviation Training Organisations was held in Kampala, Uganda on 23 to 25 August 2016. The theme was about challenges and opportunities with in Aviation Training Organisations...

The Electronic Lab has been opened for Students.

23 August 2016
Electronic Library.

The students Computer Lab has been opened to ease students research work and access to local area network or intranet, this will help both instructors and students to interract via BlackBoard and other electronic softwares...


Welcome to EACAA

East African Civil Aviation Academy (Soroti Airport) is the training base for the Soroti Flying School, which provides training through instrument and multiengine ratings. Training aircraft are available up to a Cessna 310. The Academy currently operates more like a department under Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT), headed by a director who reports to the Permanent Secretary (PS MoWT).

Brief background

EACAA was established in September 1971 as the East Africa Civil Aviation Flying School of excellence under the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) of the East African Community (EAC), with Government of Uganda, EAC and the United Nations Development Programme and the International Civil Aviation Organisation UNDP/ICAO as the main contributors. While GoU upgraded the Soroti Airfield runway from grass surface to asphalt, EAC financed the construction of the school buildings, staff housing and navigation facilities as well as providing the administration staff and some technical personnel like counterpart instructors, Air traffic controllers and Meteorologists. Further, the UNDP/ICAO provided technical assistance in three programs running from 1971 - 1985 in which these UN agencies supplied all training equipment including aircraft, engineering workshop equipment, training aids and project vehicles, among others. They also provided expatriate instructional staff as well as training for counterpart technical staff. East African Airways provided the bulk of counterpart flying and engineering instructors.

The Management

A non-executive management Advisory Task Force (MATF) performs the oversight function with the key mandate of steering the academy to its realization of the "Centre of Excellence" status as envisaged by the EAC. The academy has now had 8 principals or directors since its inception. The first indigenous principal was the late H.H Henry Wako Muloki (RIP), the former Kyabazinga of Busoga. Established with the main objective of producing indigenous aviation industry operatives that had, hitherto, been dominated by expatriates, the academy has been able to provide well trained aircraft flight and ground crew in sufficient numbers to man the regional aviation industry. The bulk of the academy's graduates is employed by regional airlines, air charter companies as well as private and state owned operators including Air Uganda, Kenya Airways (KQ), British Airways (BA), Precision Air, Asante Aviation, Air Link, National Police Air Wings and Air Forces and Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), among others. "The Academy has, to-date, trained over 650 pilots, 280 aircraft maintenance engineers and 100 flight operation officers from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, South Africa, DR Congo, India and Germany", says Lodiong.