Complete List Of Kenyans Who Own Helicopters, check out the Cost Of Hiring One

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As we hustle for loans  to buy cars-or a boda boda (motorbike), well oiled Kenyans are acquiring the latest models of ‘vehicles that fly through the air’. And you guessed right.

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We take a look at the Kenyans who own helicopter and how much it would set you back to hire one.

 

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Owners of the choppers and their registration numbers

1.Uhuru Kenyatta operated by Flex Aviation

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Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y JNM

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5Y NMJ

 

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2.William Ruto operated by Kwae Island Holdings

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y DSM

5Y DSN

Eurocopter EC130B4

5Y DSC

 

3.Ephrahim Maina

Bell 407

5Y PSM

Bell 206

5Y MNW

 

4.Patrick Musimba Kibwezi MP

Bell 407

5Y PPS

 

5.Simeon Nyachae

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y HSN

 

 

 

6.Musalia Mudavadi

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y TXM

 

7.Raila Odinga

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y HOD

 

8.Lenny Kivuti

Bell 206

5Y HKK

 

9.SK Macharia

Eurocopter AS350B3

5Y DSB

5Y SGM

 

10.Peter Kenneth

Bell 407

5Y PKI

5Y PKZ

 

11.Joshua Chepkwony

Eurocopter AS350B3

5Y HJK

 

12.Gideon Moi

Eurocopter As350B2

5Y ZKL

Hughes 300

5Y ZKM

 

13.General Karangi operated by Aberdair

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y FWE

5Y MNJ

5Y NKW

 

14.Guru of Devki

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y DCC

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y DVK

5Y EVG

 

15.Ian Mumano operated by Ladylori

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y BTW

5Y BVM

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y GYM

 

16.Jimmy Wanjigi

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y JWJ

 

17.Phil Mathews

Eurocopter EC 130 B4

5Y KGV

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y KUI

 

18.Joshua Kulei operated by Phoenix Aviation

AgustaWestland 119 VIP

5Y RBY

 

19.Osiemo operated by Wilken

Eurocopter AS350B2

5Y HLI

 

 

 

20.Nicholas Biwott operated by Air Kenya

Eurocopter AS350B3e

5Y HNB

5Y JNB

 

21.William Kabogo

Eurocopter AS350B3

5Y–EXK

 

22.Kalonzo Musyoka

Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil’s

Registration Number is 5Y-DKK5Y-DKK

 

Others

Kenya Pipeline

Eurocopter’s

5Y PSH

5Y EXC

KPLC

Bell 407

5Y EXT

KWS

Bell 407

5Y KWM

Bell 206

5Y KWW

PHOENIX AVIATION

Bell 412s

5Y PAH

5Y PHO

POLICE

Mi17s

5Y DCI

5Y STA

5Y SFA

5Y EDM

 

Kenyans who own Cessnas

John Munyes

six-seater Cessna U206

5Y-MJK

 

Dr Richard Leakey

Single engine six-seater Cessna U206G.

 

Mr Jonathan Leakey

5Y-BBD

 

The late Mr Thomas Cholmondeley

PZL-104 Wilga 35 agricultural aircraft, registration 5Y-BPF.

Franc Tundo

5Y-BJY

 

Cost of hiring a helicopter in Kenya

To hire a chopper is expensive in Kenya. For one hour, you will cough between kes150,000 and kes170,000. This is calculated once the helicopter is airborne.

 

The French made AS Aerospatiale 350B3e Eurocopter is the most popular brand with Kenyans. The cost of this helicopter is US$1.9 million (ksh202.8 million). The cost goes upwards of kes350 million as the chopper has to be assembled in Kenya. It’s flown into the country in parts once it has been purchased.

 

Fuel consumption, Parking and landing charges

Helicopters consume upto shs30,000 worth of fuel per hour. Parking per night at Wilson Airport is sh10,000 and landing fee is kes1,000.

 

Insurance is between ksh8 million and upto shs10million depending on hours flown by the pilot.

Cost of Cessna

 

A brand new Cessna is about kes43 million. Next

 

 

 

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