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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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SUSAN B wrote a review Sep 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand69 contributions
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This experience was purely magnificent and so worth the cost. Stunning views were delivered by Poppy, in the only way possible. Seeing the mountains and glaciers from air gave you a true sense of the history. Appreciated the effort to get us up before the weather closed in.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Leah wrote a review Sep 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
This was an amazing experience, an epic flight, everyone should do this thrilling and exciting adventure with vast views of Mt Cook and and the great divide of the south Island I would like to thank Gus and Megan for information they gave to our questions Truly an amazing experience for our anniversary
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Jane B wrote a review Sep 2022
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We took this flight a week ago and I would highly recommend this experience. Poppy looked after us, made sure we were comfortable and gave us an awesome experience. The weather was clear and we had fantastic views of the glacier and surrounding mountain ranges. We had plenty of time to take photos during our snow landing. We all thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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liz wrote a review Sep 2022
Fox Glacier, New Zealand5 contributions
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My partner & I had the most amazing experience on the scenic flight. The crew were extremely knowledgeable & made the whole trip extremely pleasurable, coupled with the fact they are local to the Glacier made a real difference on there genuine passion for the area. Highly recommend taking the trip it really is a wonderful memorable experience we will never forget.
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Hayley B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Wow so glad I had this experience, our pilot poppy was awesome. She made us feel safe and part of the family. The small van trip out was fun cause the entertainment from the driver he was a hoot ! A very accommodating organisation as family run. Thanks for the memories
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