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Plane spotted: Fly540 Dash 8

A Fly540 Dash 8 at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.

A Bombardier Dash 8 operated by Fly540 Kenya is seen taxiing at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.

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Plane spotted: KWS Aviat A-1B Husky (5Y-KWG)


A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Aviat A-1B Husky is seen taxiing at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport. 5Y-KWG is one of several Aviat Huskys operated by KWS. The Husky can fly low and slow, making it suitable for aerial observation and for dropping supplies to wildlife rangers in the field. This particular aircraft was manufactured in 1999.

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AirKenya acquires second Dash 7

An AirKenya Dash 7 lands at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.

AirKenya recently received its second Dash 7 turboprop. The two Dash 7s are the biggest aircraft in AirKenya’s fleet, with each capable of carrying 50 passengers. The De Havilland Canada Dash 7 is a STOL capable aircraft powered by four PT6 turbine engines. The aircraft has a maximum speed of 428 km/h, a range of […]

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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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First attempt at plane spotting …


We were recently at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport where we found ourselves with enough time to engage in a bit of plane spotting! Check out the photos and see some of the aircraft we caught with our cameras. Please do not re-use these photos without consent. For permission to re-use the photos and to get high […]


Tusker Air Show postponed, heavy rains to blame

Wet and cloudy conditions are seen at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, as a helicopter pilot and a rally car driver practice their performances. Photo: IMG.

The long-awaited air show at Wilson Airport which was scheduled for 14 – 15 December has been postponed by a week due to ongoing rains in Nairobi and its environs. The new dates for the Tusker Air Show Festival are 21 – 22 December 2013. Aero Club of East Africa Chairman Rob Linck said that […]

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