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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 […]


Video: Kenya Air Force flypast, Madaraka Day 2014


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 […]


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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Kenya’s military and police aircraft used to fight Westgate terrorists


The siege of the Westgate Mall by Al-Shabaab militants has been concluded. As operations begin to recover bodies and to clean up the devastated mall, Kenyan Aviation can now reveal the aviation assets deployed to combat the unprecedented attack. There was extensive use of helicopters right from the first day of the attack (21 August […]

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Kenya Airforce Y-12 aircraft crashes in Mwea

A Harbin Y-12 utility aircraft operated by the Kenya Airforce has crashed at an airstrip in Mwea, central Kenya. The four military officers aboard the aircraft escaped unhurt, according to a report in the Daily Nation. Other media reports indicate that the Y-12 crashed when it attempted landing after developing mechanical problems. The Kenya Airforce […]

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Airforce plane patrolled Nairobi airspace during Mashujaa Day celebrations

A Kenya Defence Forces Harbin Y-12 utility aircraft was on patrol over Nairobi during Saturday’s Mashujaa (Heroes) Day celebrations, but some are questioning its effectiveness in that role. There was unprecedented security in Nairobi on Saturday, especially around Nyayo Stadium where President Mwai Kibaki led national celebrations. There were armed soldiers everywhere, many with bullet […]

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