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Kurt Schierning – Chief Pilot

Kurt joined Heliworks in 2018 after 6 years in the highlands of Papua New Guinea on extensive longline operations.
Before that he split his time between Northern Canada on longline operations/mineral exploration and the West Coast of New Zealand on scenic flights.

Kurt has 18 years flight experience, with 6,700+ helicopter hours. His experience includes:

  • 1,700 hours in Multi Engine Helicopters
  • 2 seasons in Canada and over 7 years in Papua New Guinea
  • Arctic experience in Northern Canada, snow and flat light experience.
  • “B” Cat Flight Instructor
  • Check and Training Pilot in Papua New Guinea
  • Longline Operation up to 250 ft lines
  • Heliski Operations
  • Frost Fighting
  • Medivac and SAR operations. NVG Rated.
  • Aerial photography and filming

Kurt Schierning – Chief Pilot

Queenstown 0800 464 354  
Mount Cook 0800 666 668