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Mark Hayes

Usually based at our Aoraki /Mt Cook location, Mark is an invaluable part of our team.
He joined Heliworks in 2009 and has over 5000 flying hours, much of it in mountainous and challenging terrain.
A passionate hunter, if there are tahr, chamois or deer to be found, you can guarantee that Mark will find them! He has extensive experience in venison recovery operations as well as other commercial work, from lifting and concreting through to emergency operations and plenty of aerial filming!

Definitely a favourite with tourists, climbers and hunters alike, Mark’s flight commentaries are legendary and are sure to leave you with a multitude of local stories to re-tell.

Mark’s experience includes:

  • 12 years flying experience
  • Medivac and SAR operations
  • Extensive venison recovery operations in Fiordland
  • Coastal survey work with Department of Conservation
  • Extensive snow and flat light experience
  • Heliski operations in New Zealand
  • Frost fighting
  • Power line inspections
  • Scenic and commercial operations throughout the West Coast, Aoraki/Mt Cook region, Southern Lakes area and Fiordland

Mark Hayes

Queenstown 0800 464 354