Born in Rome in November 1952, came to Kenya in
1971 where he started flying privately counting cattle on a
90,000 acre ranch, north west of Nairobi.
He obtained his professional licenses in Florida, USA and started flying commercially in Kenya in 1975. He joined AirKenya Aviation in 1985 as the Chief Pilot.
His experience is well over 12,000 flying hours and he has flown from small piston aircrafts to four engine turboprop De Havilland Dash 7s.
He is an instrument examiner with the Director of Civil Aviation, Kenya and the Chief Flying Instructor/Examiner with the company.
Captain Bisleti is married with an 8 year old son.
My Dad always wanted to be a pilot. The day he soloed, he went to tell my mother the news. She had news for him! She was pregnant. With me. Maybe that was where the dream came from.
After University, came the US Air Force and the beginning of a career in aviation. It started in Kenya with East African Airways. Ten years flying big airplanes out of New York's JFK Airport took me all over the world. Three airlines, twenty years and 18,000 flight hours later finds me now settled again in Kenya. Really settled! A nice house in the western suburbs of Nairobi, a loving wife and two lovely daughters. Years of life on the road have been replaced by quiet evenings at home with the family.
Teaching airline procedures to young pilots and the Office of Flight Safety take up most of my time and energy these days. Both endeavors are challenging and enjoyable.
I have had the pleasure of having Dick Clark, President Jimmy Carter, Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry as passengers on my flights.