Phil began flying commercially in this area in 2003. The first four years were in aeroplanes before he transitioned into helicopters. Once in helicopters there was no going back.
Phil has flown throughout the South Island so he knows a thing or two about where some of the most amazing places are to explore. Further afield, Phil spent two years flying in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Scenic flights aren’t the only aviation skill Phil has. He has accumulated 6000+ hours doing a variety of work including Scenic flights, Transfers, Medivacs, Lifting, Heliskiing, Instructing and Night Ops.
Whilst Phil enjoys all flying, operating amongst the Southern Alps and Fiordland would be his top pick.
Outside working life you will find Phil exploring the region diving, fishing and hunting