Old 23rd Apr 2016, 22:17
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Land Hopper
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Dubai
Posts: 15
Pilot hit by ground vehicle during walk-round

Originally Posted by PositiveRate876 View Post
Was also cautioned to be careful by a dispatcher when heading out of the walkaround the other day. Said the pilot bumped his head and was taken to the hospital.

Coincidentally found out that the rampers are not required to have a Dubai (or any) drivers license to drive on the ramp. Only an airport issued drivers permit. So be careful out there.
Coincidentally the information you received is incorrect.

In order to attain an Airport Driving Permit you must hold a valid UAE licence.

I would suggest that in future the information that you post is checked for validity before moving ahead.

As we all know, working on the ramp is very hazardous and every individual must always be fully aware of their surroundings and what is going on.

I would like to ask whether the individual involved was actually wearing a high viz tabard as I always seem to see folk not complying with this.

That being said, I wish him well and hopefully a speedy recovery.
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