Tropic Air Operations

Nanyuki Airfield

Nanyuki Airfield is a vibrant hub.  Located the heart of Kenya on the western foot hills of Mount Kenya, at 6,550 feet, just 8km south of the equator.

The Early Days

Tropic Air is a small, privately owned business, set up in the early 1990’s by Jamie Roberts.

Aircraft and Heli Maintenance

From our modern hanger, under the expertise of a trained and experienced team, Tropic Air carries out all of its own scheduled maintenance.


Located at Nanyuki Airfield, Barney’s is a garden restaurant, with excellent home-style cooking.

Tropic Air Operations – Charter Flights

The Tropic Air operations team coordinate private air charters and safaris throughout East Africa. All enquiries, quotations, bookings and flight logistics, are handled by our very capable team – Liz Wangare and Ruth Marangu. They work closely with pilots, management and ground team to ensure the smooth running of the entire Tropic Air helicopter and fixed wing flying services, including air charter flights in Kenya. We now also have a base in Ethiopia, operating a helicopter and a Caravan aircraft with Aquarius Aviation.

Liz Wangare and Ruth Marangu - Tropic Air operations team

We have fitted all our aircraft with a satellite flight-following system called ‘Spider Tracks’ that enables our operations team to track flights in real time.  It is a valuable safety tool, working even in the most remot zones and assisting with last-minute planning.

Flight Tracking Information

Tel:  0722 207300 /0715 018740

Coordinates:  S00 03.68  E037 02.54, Heading: 03/21

Lat:  0.045000; Long: 37.030000.

Altitude:  6,200 feet

Lengh of runway: Currently Under Repair / Temporary runway is 800 meters

Radio frequency of Air Traffic controller:  118.0 (124.3 Military)

Liz Wangare and Ruth Marangu – our very friendly and helpful operations team!