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Philip Rive

Philip was born and raised on Halfway Bay Station. In more recent years, Philip has been running the neighbouring Station, Cecil Peak. Philip is a local who knows the land well, has extensive knowledge of the area and its history. He has plenty of stories to share with visitors. Philip has accumulated 1,600+ hours in the sky.

Philip starting out flying when mustering on farms around Central Otago. During this time he found a true passion for flying helicopters. A man of multiple flying skills, which include fencing gear drop offs in remote locations, frost fighting, cherry crop drying and helisking. Scenic flights are a favourite with the reactions from visitors. Philip is one of our casual pilots but he can always be relied on when the extra demand is there to fly. 

In Philip’s spare time you’ll find him reading, watching movies, spending time with his family and telling endless stories.

Philip Rive

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