The Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in collaboration with the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius is organising the 3rd edition of the Model Glider Competition this year.
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For a full list of Presentations given to the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius, see 'MEMBERS' MEETINGS'
The final Members Meeting of the year was also the occasion for the Annual Dinner which took place at the Gold Grest Hotel in Quatre Bornes on Friday 24th November. Her Excellency Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD, DSc, President of the Republic of Mauritius, graced the event with her presence and made an great contribution to the success of the event, speaking about the rapid development of scientific knowledge in the modern world. Her speech was the high-spot of the evening.
The British High Commissioner Keith Allan and Mrs Marja Allan also honoured us by joining the 40+ members and friends of the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius who were present. We also welcomed President of the Institution of Engineers Raj Prayag, Groupe Captain Shinde from the Police Helicopter Unit, and Melissa Gibson from the University of Southampton. Professor Serge Riviere took on the task of Master of Ceremonies, carrying it off with his usual light and friendly touch.
The Programme for the evening:
President of AeSM, Captain Dick Twomey, reviewed the busy and productive year that was 2017, and revealed that the society’s membership roll had more than doubled during the course of the 12 past months. His review can be read here:
Her Excellency Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD, DSc, President of the Republic of Mauritius, was conferred with “Honorary Fellowship of the AeSM” by Capt Twomey in recognition of the active role of Mauritius’s scientist-president. We are most grateful for Her Excellency’s thought-provoking address, which can be read in full here:
AeSM Vice President, Jagadish Soobarah, C.Eng, FRAeS, FIEM, FAeSM, gave the Vote of Thanks, referring to the valuable support that Her Excellency Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has given to both the Aeronautical Society and also to its close partner organization the Institution of Engineers Mauritius (IEM).
MC Serge Riviere concluded the evening after a highly enjoyable raffle organized by Jag Soobarah, wishing all participants “Bonne route and Merry Christmas!” and “See you all next year!”
Captain Salim Torabally, MAeSM, EVP Flight Operations, Air Mauritius, gave a presentation to the Society on 24 October 2017. He was accompanied by Captain Olivier Loustau Lalanne, MK’s A350 Fleet Manager and Captain Patrick Ter Hofsteede, MK’s A350 Training Captain.
Download Captain Salim Torabally’s presentation and text here:
Captain Oumed Torabally also known as Salim was born in 1960 in Port-Louis. After completion of his primary education at Villiers Rene Government School, he obtained a French scholarship and started his secondary studies at Lycee Labourdonnais in Curepipe. In 1979, after obtaining his French Baccalaureate, he set course to Ile de la Reunion to pursue his tertiary education in Sciences.
Whilst in La Reunion he was encouraged by his father to apply for ‘ab-initio’ pilots, which Air Mauritius was looking for.
He was selected by Air Mauritius in 1980 and was sent to flying schools in France under the sponsorship of the company. Subsequently he flew on various types of aircraft with the national airline namely the Twin Otter, ATR, Boeing 767, Airbus 319, Airbus 330, Airbus 340 and since recently Airbus 350. After starting as First Officer, he became Captain, instructor and examiner, Chief Pilot on various fleets, Head of Special Projects, Head of Administration before being appointed as Executive Vice President – Flight Operations in December 2016. He is an experienced professional airline pilot, with more than 20 000 flying hours. Captain Torabally also holds an MBA with distinction, and a Diploma in Legal Studies in Business Law Stream from the University of Mauritius. He also holds a Safety Oversight Flight Operations Inspector’s Certificate from the Singapore Aviation Academy, and is a former part-time lecturer at the University of Mauritius in Management fields.