Brazilian Medi-vacued to Buenos Aires
A tourist from the cruiseship, ?Viking Bordeaux' was medi-vacued from the King Edward VIIth memorial hospital to Buenos Aires at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Sullivan Shipping said that The Viking Bordeaux arrived on the 15th March and the patient was an Italian who lives in Brazil. The aircraft that picked the patient up was an Argentine Beechcraft King Air E-90 and belonged to a company called Vip Air. Gerald Cheek, Director of Civil Aviation said they were planning to go to Buenos Aires and then onto Rio de Janeiro. According to Mercopress, this incident was mentioned in the Argentine press today saying it was the first direct flight between the islands and Buenos Aires. The item also praised Stanley Airport by saying that the service was impeccable.
UK registered plane arrived at Stanley Airport
Also, the fourth small aircraft this year to come into Stanley Airport left this morning. It was a piper Aerostar, twin piston and is UK registered although began its journey in Milan, Italy. Two Italians who have flown across from Santagaul, Africa, own the plane. It came from Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego yesterday and Civil Aviation said it left to fly to Punta Arenas at one minute past ten this morning.
Argentine Business Man to come to Falklands
An Argentine businessman, Matias Suarez has contacted Doug Cartridge from the Department of Agriculture, as he is interested in buying Falkland Wool. DOA has agreed to meet him when he arrives on the 29th by private jet with five colleagues. Mr Suarez wants to visit some farms while he's here so DOA passed the information onto the Rural Business Association, they say that if any farmers are interested RBA they should contact Doug Cartridge. Mr Suarez has not yet contacted Civil Aviation for authorisation.
FIC's Terry Spruce Retires
Falkland Landing Holdings announced today that some forthcoming changes to the board of directors of Darwin Shipping and FIC will be taking place. This comes as a result of Terry Spruce's pending retirement this year. David Castle will be appointed a director of FIC; he joined them in 1977 and was appointed as General Manager of Retailing in 1