Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Worldwide > African Aviation
Reload this Page >

Rwanda reg 9XR-VB

African Aviation Regional issues that affect the numerous pilots who work in this area of the world.

Rwanda reg 9XR-VB

Old 18th Nov 2019, 14:48
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England
Posts: 924
Rwanda reg 9XR-VB

Anybody able to shed on light on what aircraft reg 9XR-VB is?

Thanks
750XL is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2019, 15:00
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK
Age: 62
Posts: 3
Originally Posted by 750XL View Post
Anybody able to shed on light on what aircraft reg 9XR-VB is?

Thanks
Using a quick search on t'internet, flightradar shows it as being an airbus A330-343
golfbananajam is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2019, 17:02
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England
Posts: 924
I don't see any hits on google for 9XR-VB, except FR24, which is incorrect.
750XL is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2019, 18:39
  #4 (permalink)  
JEP
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denmark
Posts: 110
Lately I have seen aircrafts doing circuits and holding pattern around Kigali at ground speeds around 90 kts. FR show them as B738 or A33, which doesn't add up.
Yesterday I saw a couple of DA42-looking (low wing twin props) in a hangar south of the runway in Kigali, so I figure it could be those.
JEP is offline  
Old 18th Nov 2019, 21:00
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Angular - apparently!
Posts: 624
https://www.twipu.com/johnDndayambaj...70122649231360
barry lloyd is online now  
Old 19th Nov 2019, 04:00
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Been around the block
Posts: 512
Rwanda wants to have its own flight training academy. They used the US at first with flight safety. 1 out of 12 passed because the school was purported as racist. The single cadet is a very talented aviator and she is an A330 pilot now. The second attempt was made in Ethiopia. After lots of fanfare, diplomatic efforts, people with medals and titles, the cadets came back with certificates and type ratings and were promptly sent back for retraining after several hundred hours of “line training” from Spaniards and west Africans that promoted themselves to line training captains while at WB. None of the “instructors” had any previous instructing experience. The last attempt to start a training academy began a few years ago. A retired WB 737 pilot tried to organize a school. The Kenyan instructors that were hired performed a coup and took over the now defunct and expensive school. The experienced instructor and CP of the academy is now back in Europe and the Kenyans are taking the Rwandans $$$. Rwanda has lots of ambition and even more pride. Sometimes pride and ego costs a lot of $$$.
4runner is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2019, 04:05
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Been around the block
Posts: 512
Also, Rwanda repaved 2 air strips and installed a ASOS or AWOS wx station at one near the Congolese border. After several years of disuse, the field was inspected and reported to be serviceable by someone who didn’t know what a flap or rudder is. The new asphalt crumbled apart when rubbed with a size 45 boot. The wx reporting station was nowhere to be seen, although there was a security guard, sitting next to a concrete pad where said wx station was installed. You can’t make this stuff up....
4runner is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2019, 13:23
  #8 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England
Posts: 924
Thank you for the reply
750XL is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2019, 14:55
  #9 (permalink)  
JEP
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Denmark
Posts: 110
It must be an inaccuracy in the FR database.


JEP is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.