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“Always good eating while planes land a few meters away”

Aero Club of East Africa
Ranked #22 of 125 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Always good eating while planes land a few meters away”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The chicken wings are the best here! Never too busy so the service is quick and a nice chill out. This is a place that is also full of aviation history.

Visited November 2012
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“VERY interesting for aviation enthusiats”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Wilson Aero Club is at the Wilson Airport, near downtown Nairobi, and very near: The entrance to Nairobi National Park, for a car safari or zoo-type experience, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, where you can see baby elephants being fed, and the "Giraffe Center", where you can feed the giraffes by hand (or mouth) and see warthogs. It is a British-type of old fashioned Flying Club.

The WAC has a lot of 20th century memorabilia, including a Rolls Royce Supermarine Spitfire engine, and lots of photos and records of famous local aviators, including Beryl Markham and historical characters from "Out Of Africa".

They serve food and drink, have a children's play area, have bungalow-type hotel rooms, and you can watch the planes take off at Wilson Airport, the old main airport for downtown Nairobi. At Wilson they have scheduled and charter flights on turboprops and piston airplanes to the nearby areas, including the Masai Marsa.

You can also sometimes meet interesting local pilots here, and hear all kinds of interesting East African flying tales. Friday night is busiest, and then Saturday night.

Thank atpcliff
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