Tropic Air acquires a new Cessna Grand Caravan

Another Cessna Caravan for Tropic Air Kenya


Tropic Air’s new Cessna Grand Caravan arrived in Nanyuki, Kenya, last week. Bought from South Africa, ‘Miss Ellie’ as she is currently branded, only has 700 hours total time.

Our crew on board were Captain Eston Whitfield and Chief Aircraft Engineer Patrick Irwin. This photo was taken at 17,000 feet (hence the oxygen), flying over the Limpopo River, a few hours after take-off from Durban.


Jessie, Eston’s baby boy was at Nanyuki Airfield, along with the Tropic Air team, to welcome them home.


This aircraft is fitted with the Garmin G1000, an integrated flight instrument system that is now replacing most conventional flight instruments and avionics.

The Cessna Grand Caravan is one of the best single engine aircraft on the market. It is the ideal aircraft for air charter flights in East Africa, with a robust design, proven performance on bush airstrips, and excellent reliability record. This aircraft has a capacity to seat 12 passengers, and joins out fleet of 3 Cessna Caravans and one Cessna 182.