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Glacier Country Helicopters

Franz Josef, New Zealand
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About Glacier Country Helicopters
Glacier Country Helicopters is a local, family owned and operated company in Franz Josef. Husband and wife team Gus & Poppy started the company in January 2014 and are both experienced pilots themselves. We offer both scenic helicopter flights over the glaciers in the Southern Alps with snow landings and private charters. We have a small fleet of fantastic helicopters including AS350B2 Squirrels & a MD520N. All aircraft are maintained to high standards. We use modern technology including equipping all our aircraft with V2Track systems that use satellite tracking so ground staff are in contact with pilots at all times. Our team of highly skilled pilots have extensive experience flying in the unique mountain environment we operate in and we have been awarded the Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award. Our company and pilots all have outstanding safety records and we are certified under the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) so you know you'll be in good hands flying with us!
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Paul Darby wrote a review Jun 2022
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Absolutely terrific snow capped mtn views amongst friendly experienced crew and my 1st ever chopper flight wow..was combo"d with a meal ,hummer and meanaz motel!..nga mihi peeps come and get it!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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peanut1216 wrote a review Jun 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom15 contributions16 helpful votes
Unbelievable views you would never see without taking a flight. Lovely friendly team from start to finish, Gus was a very reliable, steady and cheery pilot.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Christine H wrote a review Apr 2022
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We flew on Pilots Choice We enjoyed the best ever flight with a very friendly pilot, Gus, Superb and extremely reasonable price.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Nix L wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia128 contributions80 helpful votes
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From start to finish this was a great booking experience. As a "fatticus" I was a little worried that I would be too heavy or wouldn't fit in the helicopter. And whilst weight is important in relation to balance and loading - I was ok (At 115Kgs) so don't be afraid to ask when booking. Also, I want to acknowledge the company's commitment to experience. We were a person down on our flight but they still went ahead and took us up to see the glaziers. We did the three glaziers and a snow landing just under the Great Divide! Ours were the first prints on the ice for the day and the views on the way up are breath taking. I can only imagine that they will improve as we move seasons. To see all the falls with water running down them would be amazing but don't let that stop you visiting now the skies were clear, the temperature perfect and the views amazing! The safety brief was well performed, the pilot Gus Gordon (Owner/Operator) did an amazing job of taking us up to see the mighty Southern Alps, glaziers (Franz, Fox and the Tasman) and he takes some pretty good photos himself - I had more photos taken of me to chose from than I have had in the last 10 years. It was well worth the price as the experience along with some amazing photos will be treasured for a lifetime. Thanks team - it was amazing!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Afshin wrote a review Mar 2022
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The helicopter ride was fantastic and totally worth it. I recommend buying the one with snow landing. the staff were amazing and very friendly as well. Although the best time to do it might be in winter, it is also great in summer as well. There were plenty of snow everywhere and we did the snow landing, too.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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