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10 March 2017
The last two months have gone by quickly! February was by far
our busiest month since we started operations back in 2009. After a windy
January, we were blessed with settled weather, which has continued through
The moon rising after a big
day flying on 9 March 2017.
Chinese wedding shoots are becoming increasing popular.
tarns on Mt Brown.
visitors Charles and Apolline after a flight on the evening of 9 February
4 January 2017
December was another record month - that's three record months
in a row! Greg Bayliss has joined the team as a back-up pilot.
Looking across the Franz Josef
neve towards Mt Tasman and Mt Cook on 30 December 2016.
The Pratt & Whitney badge
on our Ag-Cat engine.
The last light of 2016 on a
lenticular cloud above the Ben Ohau Range.
2 December 2016
Last month was our best November yet. With two record spring
months in a row, the summer months hold plenty of promise. Red Cat Biplane
Flights are now TripAdvisor's No.1 outdoor activity to do in Twizel!
The bride during our latest
Chinese wedding shoot.
19 November 2016
Today was the busiest we have had since starting operations
seven years ago! In total, we flew 18 passengers in two Cessna flights to
Mt Cook and six local flights in the Ag-Cat. Jarrod Bayliss helped out to
create a new company record.
Our group of 12 clients from
Spain. What a day! What fun!
the summit ridge of Mt Cook on the second of eight flights for the day.
The Tasman Glacier is at right.
12 November 2016
We have had a great start to November and have been busy
when the weather has not been raining. Over the last week we did four consecutive
flights to Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and the glaciers - a company first.
The view of Aoraki Mt Cook on
our first commercial Cessna flight on 30 October 2016.
and James Duffy after their flight over the Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox
and Bruce Gare at Omarama after a nice lunch at the Kahu Cafe. The flight
was high on Bruce's "bucket list".
26 October 2016
October has been our most successful yet with a steady
number of flights despite frequent rain. The new Cessna 172N arrived
on Sunday which will alllow us to do cheaper scenic flights to the glaciers.
For further details of our glacier flights, please check out our other
website at: glacierflights.com
new Cessna 172 after a spring clean and polish.
The Ag-Cat gets its top wing
polished during a rainy no-fly day.
A spur-winged plover chick recently visited our airport section.
new grass sown in September has now started to green up the section after
plenty of recent rain.
wedding shoots are becoming increasingly popular - this one taking place
on the 25th.
29 September 2016
The new season started on the 10 September. Voucher sales have been steady
(lots of September babies!) and we have been hard at work on our latest
development (to be revealed late next month!). Chris has continued to work
on the Pukaki Airport section and another big area has been developed into
lawn with soil spread and seed sown.
Bayliss heading away from Pukaki Airport to spread fertiliser - Mt Cook
snow on the Ben Ohau Range.
banded dotterel feeding on the Pukaki section.
24 August 2016
The 2016/17 flying season kicks off next month and we are looking forward
to the warmer weather. Tarn and Chris recently had the privilege of flying
in Stu and Roni MacPherson's 1927 Travelair biplane from Orcas Island,
Washington, USA. What a treat!
1927 Travelair biplane on Orcas Island.
"Captain Mac" doing what he
Tarn and Chris about to head
off in the Travelair with Stu - the smiles say it all!
Flying over the forests of Orcas
20 June 2016
The big news today was the announcement that the Pukaki Airport Board
have sold seven sections worth over $1 million. Construction of new hangars
with live-in accommodation is expected to start in August and two new
businesses will start operations from the airport over the 2016-17 summer.
Ag-Cat gets a winter warm up.
A minus six degree frost on
5 June 2016
The Ben Ohau Mountains looking
across the Mackenzie Basin.
8 May 2016
Today was our last day of the season. Over winter we will be back once
a month to give the engine a run so if clients wish to fly during this
period, please give us a call!
of our last jobs for the 2015/16 season was a Chinese wedding photo shoot.
end of season rainbow on 4 May 2016.
28 April 2016
The 2015 to 2016 season has been our
best yet with some record months and lots of happy customers. Thank
you to everyone who made it such as great success!
McMillan, a living legend who has flown with Mount Cook Skiplanes for
most of his life, got to fly behind a radial engine during April.
Flying over the final race
of the 2016 Maadi Cup on 10 April 2016.
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