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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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Bree W wrote a review 13 Aug
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My partner and I recently did this and it was such an amazing experience. The views are absolutely incredible. The pilot was so friendly and comforting. Highly recommend this company!!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Andrew Davies wrote a review 7 Aug
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We had an amazing 45min flight with Glacier Country Helicopters- Poppy the owner & CEO was outstanding and made everything work for our family of 5! There was constant communication about our arrival date/ time to ensure we were able to fly prior to the weather declining. Rachel our pilot was extremely knowledgeable and great with the kids! Would recommend this trip to all and it was great supporting a family run business!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Bella wrote a review 6 Aug
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the best experiences that we have ever had. It’s mindblowing. We wish we had another day in Franz Josef as we would have done it again the next day if so. We took our 2 year old with us - I was worried about how he would cope but he loved it. Absolute bucket list material!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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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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