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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
Check & Training Captain, Helicopters
Tatiya Naikuni
Helicopter Pilot
Chris Stewart
Helicopter Pilot
Andy Payne
Helicopter Pilot
William Dyer
Helicopter pilot
Iain Njiraini
Chief Pilot Fixed Wing
Doungu Smith
Fixed wing pilot
Sean Mathews
Fixed wing pilot
Nile MacDonald
Fixed Wing Pilot
Aadil Deen
Head of Maintenance for Tropic Air's Air Operators Ceritifcate
Kevin Powell
Head of Base Maintenance - Helicopters
Patrick Irwin
Maintenance Manager Fixed Wing
Claudia Yiapan
Technical Records Manager
Flick Taylor
Helicopter & Tourism Manager
Natasha Coreth
Assistant Helicopter & Tourism Manager
Ruth Marangu
Flight Operations
Carolyne King'ori
Flight operations
Poppy Turner
Flight Operations
Millicent Sulwe
Avionics Engineer
Joe Muriithi
Content Creator & Social Media