Kenya Air Force Graces the Unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s Aicraft

Colonel Apollo Aloka Deputy Commander Moi Air Base follows through proceedings during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft at the Aero Club of East Africa.

Colonel Apollo Aloka Deputy Commander Moi Air Base follows through proceedings during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft at the Aero Club of East Africa.

Kenya Air Force (KAF) representatives graced the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft on 23rd November 2019 at the Aero Club of East Africa (ACEA) in Wilson Airport, Nairobi. The event involved the opening of a new building to house Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft.

Air Commodre Herold Melsome Probyn an icon of Kenyan aviation, was a pilot who served in the Royal Air Force until he retired in 1944 then relocated to Kenya where he continued flying and was a member of Nairobi Flying Club until he died aged 101 years. In December 1981 on his 90th birthday, he flew an aircraft he had built himself, from his home near Mount Kenya to the Nairobi Flying Club.

ACEA is an important partner in Kenya’s aviation sector which supports policy formulation and implementation to ensure best practices in the aviation industry. KAF is delighted to work with such important organizations to ensure conducive, safe and secure skies for all.

The KAF delegation was led by Col Apollo Aloka Deputy Commander Moi Air Base and included the KAF band which entertained guests during the event. Also present were ACEA members and representatives from the Royal Air Force.

Members of Aero Club of East Africa being taken through a brief history of Air Commodre Herold Melsome Probyn during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft.

Members of Aero Club of East Africa being taken through a brief history of Air Commodre Herold Melsome Probyn during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft.

Kenya Air Force Band entertains guests during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft.

Kenya Air Force Band entertains guests during the official unveiling of Air Commodre Probyn’s aircraft.

The aircraft built by Air Commodre Herold Melsome Probyn.

The aircraft built by Air Commodre Herold Melsome Probyn.