Aero News – 2016

Dear Members,

 I hope 2016 has started well for you all. The Aero Club Staff, Committee and Sub-Committee’s have been busy, and I would like to thank them and all the Members who have made valuable contributions.

In particular, I would like to thank Bob Andersen, who donates the lovely Roses from his farm that you now see in the Club –

Also Daniel Haywood, who has given us excellent survey information for the Club grounds.

New Membership applications are up, and I would remind you that to encourage new Members, the Committee has agreed that from 1 January to 31 March 2016 the joining fee will be reduced from KES 70,000 to KES 50,000.

This is a limited offer, and we ask all Members to try and find new members, and propose them.

The more members we have, the better the Club will do.

Please go to the link below to download the forms, and view the procedure for joining.

Please also remember that your children under 25 can join as Full Members, and their joining fee will be waived.

The various sub-committees are reviewing Finance, Administration, Rooms, Bar and Restaurant and hope to have proposals for this in March for consideration.

Aviation Services have been at the forefront of efforts, and we continue to work with the various authorities and stakeholders.

The KAA have agreed in principal to allow us to extend our Apron Parking in front of the Club, and we have applied for additional Hangar space at Wilson and other locations.

Anthony Gross has been working hard to increase the number of webcams around the country, and would welcome anyone who could host a useful location -

Alex Galley has been working with the Aviation Centre staff to come up with a better service for aviators. Please feel free to discuss any suggestions with him

Orly is proposing to make major changes to the way it operates, and as a Shareholder with the Aero Club Clubhouse, we will continue to represent your interests. It is worth taking a trip out to Orly, to see the great place that it has become. Limited shareholdings are still for sale if you are interested, and you can contact Jamie Walker at if you are interested.

The Aero Club Airfield Database – is under review, and the sub-committee hope to improve it soon. If you visit a new airstrip, please visit the website, and input your data.

Please remember, all positive contributions are welcome, please use your Aero Club.

Kind Regards,
Simon Herd
Aero Club of East Africa
P.O. Box 40813, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


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