Flying support in the Congo

The Congo, a much forgotten part of our continent, where people have suffered from decades of internal conflict, lawlessness and poverty, we spent 3 weeks with a team of Belgium Doctors, and their film crew, documenting the reality of under-resourced medical facilities and rural outreach clinics.

Sten Potgieter, our Cessna Caravan pilot, carried out this mission, flying for a total of 35 hours, encountering some electric storms and interesting bushstrips along the way. He flew over some incredible landscapes including the Rwenzori Mountains, the rainforests of the Virungas, and the smoking 2 mile high Mount Nyiragongo that has a lava lake in its crater. © Sten Potgieter


Tropic Air is an air charter company operating fixed wing aircraft and helicopter services throughout eastern and southern Africa.