Tusker Air Show photos – Day 1

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 the hundreds of photos we took during the first day. If you need photos from the air show, please write to us on news@kenyanaviation.com.

 

A Thrush 510 aircraft demonstrates its fire fighting abilities by dumping a load of water.

A Thrush 510 aircraft demonstrates its fire fighting abilities by dumping a load of water.

 

 

A Eurocopter AS350 helicopter racing with a rally car at Wilson Airport's runway. The helicopter won the race after three rounds.

A Eurocopter AS350 helicopter racing with a rally car at Wilson Airport’s runway. The helicopter won the race after three rounds.

 

The Kenya Sky Divers team poses for a group photo after successfully completing the first jump of the show.

The Kenya Sky Divers team poses for a group photo after successfully completing the first jump of the show.

 

A Kenya Airways Embraer E190 in a low-level pass at Wilson Airport as part of the display at the air show.

A Kenya Airways Embraer E190 in a low-level pass at Wilson Airport as part of the display at the air show.

 

Families enjoying the air show.

Families enjoying the air show.

 

Mark Ross, flying a Pitts Special aerobatics aircraft, performs aerobatic maneuvers at the Tusker Air Show.

Mark Ross, flying a Pitts Special, performs aerobatic maneuvers at the Tusker Air Show.

 

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel disembark from a military Mi-17 helicopter in mid air as they demonstrate their skills.

Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel disembark from a military Mi-17 helicopter in mid air as they demonstrate their skills.

 

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

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

 

A DHC-7 operated by Air Kenya performs at the air show.

A DHC-7 operated by Air Kenya performs at the air show.

 

Two spectators enjoying their Tusker beer.

Two spectators enjoying their Tusker beer.

 

Front view of a Dornier 228.

Front view of a Dornier 228.

 

A sky diver in a perfect landing.

A sky diver in a perfect landing.

 

A gyrocopter.

A gyrocopter.

 

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