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Kenya Air Force in 50th birthday celebrations

F-5 fighter jets fly in formation over Nairobi to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kenya Air Force.

The Kenya Air Force today celebrated its 50th birthday, honoring those who gave their lives in the service of the nation and reaffirming its commitment to defending the country’s air space. President Uhuru Kenyatta led the anniversary celebrations at Kenya Air Force headquarters in Nairobi. Kenya Air Force officially came into existence on 1 June […]

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Video: Kenya Air Force flypast, Madaraka Day 2014

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Here’s a short video we compiled of the Kenya Air Force flypast this morning. The aircraft used in the flypast were the Shorts Tucano and the F-5 fighter jet. Admittedly, the video is not of very high quality. Those keeping a close watch on their data MBs should consider themselves warned. We were quite far […]

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Tusker Air Show photos – Part 2

A Kenya Police Mi-17 helicopter.

A fireworks display on Sunday evening marked the conclusion of the 2013 Tusker Air Show Festival. The air show was two days of aerobatic performances and static displays at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. Here is the second installment of photos from the Tusker Air Show. For high resolution versions and for permission to re-use, please write […]

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Tusker Air Show photos – Day 1

A Cessna Citation Excel business jet taxiing in readiness for its performance at the air show.

The first day of the 2013 Tusker Air Show Festival was filled with many flying displays that excited spectators. The performances were not only about aviation technology, but were a testament to the truly amazing skills of pilots who have really invested their time and energy into the air show. Check out a sample of […]

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Tusker Air Show: Two days of flight displays and fun!

Aerial view of the Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

The sky over Nairobi has cleared up as Kenya’s aviation industry prepares for the biggest air show in a decade. The air show will be held at Wilson Airport on 21 – 22 December, a week after it was postponed due to heavy rain. A large variety of events are lined up for the two […]

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Kenya Air Force acquires Grob G 120 training aircraft

A Kenya Air Force Grob G 120 training aircraft in Germany before delivery to Kenya. Photo: Grob Aircraft.

As the Kenya Air Force conducted practice flights for tomorrow’s Jamhuri Day flypast, observers noted a new aircraft in the fleet. Kenyan Aviation can now report that the new aircraft is the Grob G 120. The air force will use the G 120 as a basic trainer, eventually phasing out the Scottish Aviation Bulldog that […]

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All set for Kenya’s largest airshow on 14 – 15 December

This French-built Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard will be part of the static display. The Broussard was designed in the 1950s and is powered by one radial engine.

UPDATE: The Tusker Air Show Festival will be held on 21 – 22 December 2013 instead of the dates announced below. The air show has been postponed due to heavy rains at Wilson Airport. All is set for the Tusker Air Show Festival, a two-day event of aerial performances, static displays of aircraft and music […]

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Dubai Airshow: Aviation’s biggest deal maker?

Airline executives from Gulf-based airlines signed huge deals with major aircraft suppliers at the Dubai Airshow 2013.

A dramatic downpour swept across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday on the fifth and last day of the Dubai Airshow, forcing an early closure. Despite the wet ending, the show had seen a record breaking order book in excess of US$200 billion during the fourth day. The Dubai Airshow took place for the first […]

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