It’s not ‘just a job’ when you get to take people to stunning environments like the top of Southern Alps. HeliServices.NZ is a company with strong family connections to the region and they aim to provide not just a scenic flight but also an awesome experience. General Manager Mike Nolan says James and Debbie Scott, the founders of HeliServices.NZ, come from a pioneering West Coast family going back many generations. “James and Debbie live near Fox Glacier and employ many locally based staff who have a passion for promoting our region as one of the best places to be in New Zealand, and the world,” says Mike. “We now have bases in Fox and Franz Josef, Haast and Tekapo and we’re all proud of our role as ambassadors for these regions.” While the company provides helicopter flights to visitors to the area, they’re also keen to support the locals through fundraising events in any way they can. “We strongly support the annual local rugby competition known as the Woodham Shield competition throughout August each year,” says Mike. “When scheduled games are in the area we often fly in the cheerleaders as part of the festivities at the beginning of a game. Back in the day, local rugby games were played barefoot and were often around fundraising events for the community.” HeliServices NZ consistently rate as one of the top activities in Glacier Country, whether it’s purely a scenic flight or a scenic flight including a landing on the snow, they’ve got it covered.