@ John Balsom

Our Team

The Tropic Air team is small and intimate with a great team spirit that is reflected through all our aviation services. Our skilled pilots have exceptional experience in bush flying, and share their natural history knowledge to make every flight, safari or special mission, one to remember. We are committed to delivering a professional air service, with a fun spirited and can-do attitude.

Jamie Roberts
Founder & Managing Director of Tropic Air & heli pilot
Ben Simpson
Director of Tropic Air Helicopters & heli pilot
Hamish Rendall
Chief helicopter pilot
Timmy Flowers
Heli pilot
Hoho Andrew
Heli Pilot
Eston Whitfield
Chief pilot fixed wing
Sarah Snell
Director of Flight Operations, fixed wing & helicopter pilot
Doungu Smith
Fixed wing pilot
William Dyer
fixed wing pilot
Iain Njiraini
Fixed Wing Pilot
Jean-Dominique Verdet
Maintenance Manager Helicopters
Patrick Irwin
Maintenance Manager Fixed Wing
Liz Wangare
Flight Operations
Ruth Marangu
Flight Operations
Flick Taylor
Helicopter & Tourism Manager