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    REVIEW- Just Planes "Tropic Air" Avation Video


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    Tropic Air

    A review by Marlon Carter

    Publisher: JUST PLANES

    Description:  TROPIC AIR

    Format:
    Blu-Ray/Download

    Reviewed by: Marlon Carter

     

     

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    INTRODUCTION

     

     

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    Flight Information

    A/C

    Reg

    Flight

    Route

    Flt Time

    Destinations

    Caravan

    Airvan

    V3-HHM

    V3-HGZ

    9N 001

    9N 002

    SPR-SPR

    SPR-SPR

    1h00

    0h24

    Blue Hole

    Air to Air

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 361

    TZA-BZE

    BZE-DGA

    DGA-PLJ

    PLJ-PND

    0h06

    0h12

    0h12

    0h16

    TZA Belize City Municipal, BELIZE

    BZE Belize City International, BELIZE

    DGA Dangriga, BELIZE

    PLJ Placencia, BELIZE

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 360

    PND-DGA

    DGA-BZE

    BZE-TZA

    0h25

    0h18

    0h04

    PND Punta Gorda, BELIZE

    DGA Dangriga, BELIZE

    BZE Belize City International, BELIZE

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 290

    TZA-BZE

    BZE-CUK

    CUK-SPR

    0h06

    0h10

    0h06

    TZA Belize City Municipal, BELIZE

    BZE Belize City International, BELIZE

    CUK Cave Caulker, BELIZE

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 700

    9N 701

    SPR-CZH

    CZH-SPR

    0h15

    0h17

    SPR San Pedro, BELIZE

    CZH Corozal, BELIZE

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 600

    9N 601

    SPR-ORZ

    ORZ-SPR

    0h17

    0h08

    SPR San Pedro, BELIZE

    ORZ Orange Walk, BELIZE

    Caravan

    V3-HHM

    9N 290

    TZA-BCV

    BCV-CYD

    CYD-SPR

    0h18

    0h13

    0h37

    TZA Belize City Municipal, BELIZE

    BCV Belmopan, BELIZE

    CYD San Ignacio, BELIZE

     

     

     

     

    HIGHLIGHTS

     

    Tropic Air is a newcomer to the Just Planes line up and it can easily be one of their best programs available. Given the fact that I live in the Caribbean, I am always please to see programs that feature a Tropical climate. Tropic air is based in Belize and while Belize may be far away from the rest of the Caribbean, it is still classed as part of the Caribbean Community.  Over the past view years; Just Planes has mainly featured large airlines and aircraft in their programs. This time, we go back to the basics with an in-depth look at a unique airline that has experienced tremendous growth since its humble beginning with just a Cessna 172.

     

    Tropic Air had its beginning in 1979 and since then, it has quickly grown into the largest airline of Belize. Today, the fleet of Tropic Air consists of the following aircraft; Cessna 172, Cessna 182, Cessna Caravan, Beechcraft Kingair 200 and the GippsAero GA8 Airvan. For a brief period, Tropic Air also operated the Twin Otter but at the time of filming this program, the aircraft was entirely removed from the fleet. In this program, we will be flying onboard the Cessna Caravan and the Airvan on flights to the Blue Hole, Dangriga, Belize City Municipal, Cave Caulker, San Pedro and many other destinations.

     

    What highlights can we expect from this program? Well some of the highlights I enjoyed the most were the stunning scenic views on flights to the world famous Blue Hole which is a large marine cavern with a circular island-like coral reef surrounding it. With Belize being a well-known tourist destination, this is definitely one of the must see attractions of this country and you will be awestruck with the amazing views captured by Just Planes. Other points of interest in the program include numerous presentations by owner and the chief pilot who guides the viewers through a detailed look at the cockpit and exterior of the Cessna Caravan.

     

    Another interesting segment features the simulator training done by new pilots on a very unique Caravan simulator which is a first for this region. This presentation nicely showcased the professional training environment at Tropic Air and after viewing some of the amazing takeoffs and landings at the smaller airports; it’s no wonder that Tropic Air ensures that their pilots are trained to the highest standard!

    While on the topic of presentations, I previous mentioned that the fleet of Tropic Air included the GippsAero Airvan. For some of you, this may be the very first time hearing about this aircraft. The role of the Airvan is comparable to the Cessna 206 and it can hold 8 passengers including the pilot. This program features an insightful presentation on this aircraft and it also includes some amazing air to air video clips of the Airvan and the Caravan!  

    The final highlight I would like to mention is the fact that the numerous camera views truly made this 3hr+ program a joy to watch. With cameras based on the ground, wing and cockpit of the aircraft, this gives viewers a perspective unlike any other. Tropic Air is presented in this program as an airline that would be any pilots dream job and as a pilot; I would welcome the opportunity to experience this type of in a heartbeat. If you are a fan of General Aviation, Scenic flying or even regular aviation enthusiasts, I would definitely this video program and I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed!                

     

     

     

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    Video Preview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5PejbbXZpQ

     



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