Experienced pilots, passionate about this country – its history, geography, people and wildlife, ensure that helicopter flights are a journey to remember.
Ben Simpson: Director of Helicopter Operations, over 8000 hours fixed and rotar wing
Jamie Roberts: Managing Director and Founder, over 8000 hours fixed and rotar wing
Hamish Rendall: Chief Pilot
Timmy Flowers: Line Pilot
Alex Andrew: Line Pilot
Tropic Air Helicopters – Kenya and Ethiopia
Tropic Air Kenya, by choice, operates the Eurocopter AS 350 B3. Being suited to a wide range of tasks means that our Eurocopters can adapt from carrying tourists to carrying stretchers. Aircraft are fitted with satellite tracking software, pilots are trained in ‘first person on scene’ first aid and all precautions are carried out to ensure maximum safety and comfort. We have one helicopter based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with our partners Aquarius Aviation and three helicopters based at Nanyuki airfield, Northern Kenya.
Five passenger seats
Range: 360 Nautical Miles
Speed: 115 knots
Endurance: 3.5 hours
Intercom system with passenger headsets
Fitted satellite tracking software
2 sliding doors for photography
Baskets for geo survey / excess luggage
Floats and Life Raft
Camera mounts – nose and side
Medical equipment and stretcher
Its ability to fly in hot and dusty conditions, and its proven performance within high altitude environments makes this the ultimate helicopter for East Africa. This photo was taken over the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.