Wonderful Tony, and Chris, I am so glad that you have made coms, what history.
When I see these old and magestic Vomit Comits then I think of how often I and my brother Finn used them on the Lake Service, from the Prinso School NBI, Entebbe, Mwanza, Seronera (Serengeti) where we got off as we lived there in the early 60,s, the plane then went on to Arusha and back to NBI that evevening. It always had that rather familiar smell about it and the engines all sounded the same, even when one flew over you knew that must be the DC3.
The plane steps are still at Seronera, they were yellow in colour I think, and you can still just see the old EAA logo on the side, by the way these steps were lying at the Seronera airfield for many many years where the grass grew up along the rungs and it beacame a great breeding ground for Silver Back Jackels. They were then taken away and I believe are now lying in a heap at the park workshops.
Also during the 60,s EAA did The Serengeti Sunday exurtion from Eastliegh Airport to Seronera, this was a full day flight with game drives, park fees , Stewardess and the most wonderfull day was had by all for the sum of 180 East African Shillings, my father often took them out as he was theassistant warden there and my mum ran the 12 bedded Seronera Lodge.
Tor was born in Norway and came to Kenya as a young child. He spent much of his childhood in the parks and reserves of East Africa, including a period in the Serengeti, as his father was a park warden there. Tor’s experience of over 30 years conducting photographic safaris is hard to match. His knowledge of the flora, fauna, history and culture has accrued through a deep interest in his environs and time spent in the bush. He lives in Usa River, near Arusha, Tanzania. Tor is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a qualified KPSGA Silver level Guide. “During my life, I have experienced many moments, but some of my most magical have been spent in Africa - on safari with Tor Allan." Jimmy Stewart - Actor.
After the DC3s left East African Airways, I caught up with the two of them in 1985/1686, as a Flight Operations Officer/Cabin Crew on standby to the Maasai Mara, Nanyuki, Eldoret, Lamu and Kiwayu at Air Kenya/Sunbird Aviation under the management of Capt. Dick Knight and MS Fiona Alexander. Capt. Knight's son was a pilot too in this Domestic Airline. Back came flooding the beautiful memories of EAA.