@ John Balsom

Our Team

The Tropic Air team is small and personal, and dedicated to the range aviation services that we offer. 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
Timmy Flowers
Chief Pilot, Check & Training Captain, Helicopters
Hoho Andrew
Lead Tourism Pilot
Tatiya Tukero Naikuni
Helicopter Pilot
Binny Oldenburg
Director of Flight Operations
Iain Njiraini
Chief Pilot Fixed Wing
Doungu Smith
Fixed wing pilot
William Dyer
fixed wing pilot
Angus Melesi
Fixed wing pilot
Jean-Dominique Verdet
Maintenance Manager Helicopters
Darryl Rurka
Helicopter Engineer
Patrick Irwin
Maintenance Manager Fixed Wing
Kevin Powell
Helicopter Engineer
Claudia Yiapan
Technical Records Manager
Liz Wangare
Flight Operations
Ruth Marangu
Flight Operations
Flick Taylor
Helicopter & Tourism Manager
Sarah Rowe
Tourism Operations
Carolyne King'ori
assistant tourism manager