30 Years Old! Happy birthday Tropic Air!

The year 2020 marked 30 years in operation! Tropic Air was established in 1990 by Jamie Roberts (photo below) - a young 20-something year old, with a flying...

Abandoned Antonov

For the last 5 weeks we have been based in Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia supporting efforts to control the devastating plagues of locusts that have invaded the Horn...

Nov 17, 2020

Wild Fires

Wild fires have decimated thousands of acres of savannah lands in the Chyulu Hills, Southern Kenya. Fire fighting efforts, driven by the Kenya Wildlife Service,...

Oct 1, 2020

Desert Locust Control

Northern Kenya is experiencing its worst locust invasion for 70 years, and second-generation breeding is underway with uncountable hopper bands forming.  Food...

Jun 8, 2020

Working with the Red Cross

Tropic Air helicopters supported a humanitarian mission to distribute household supplies to 200 families in Kajiado County, who had been marooned by the heavy...

May 20, 2020

Elephant falls victim to Hyena

A heartbreaking story of a rescue that involved a tiny new born baby elephant (umbilical cord still evident), who was abandoned by his herd after he fell into...

May 5, 2020

Life after covid-19

March in Gambella National Park, western Ethiopia, where the grass is long and dry - a bush fire broke out and raged towards our camp at terrifying speeds. Jamie,...

Apr 12, 2020