Uganda's aviation-governing body Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has presented Ugandans with a lifetime opportunity of flying in a plane.
Dubbed 'Fly at 50 for 50k', the fete will take place this weekend at Entebbe International airport and is a sort of give-back to Ugandans as CAA celebrates 50 years of post- independence aviation.
Entrance to the venue is free of charge though those wishing to fly will have to part with Shs 50,000. They will then be flown, at a low altitude, around the airport to give them the magnificent view of Lake Victoria and the Entebbe area. Other activities will include a sumptuous cocktail, stunning aerial aerobics display, fly-pasts and skydiving, among others.
Air Uganda has offered to fly disabled children for free on a special flight aboard their MD 87 aircraft. The East African Civil Aviation Academy (EACAA) will, on the other hand, offer career guidance in the flight business.
Kampala Aero club earlier this year organised a similar, though smaller, fete to celebrate their 15th birthday and the turn-up was amazing. But CAA has promised more thrill.