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The Team Meet your pilots

Brooke Crampton

Brooke Crampton
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Where are you from? Cheviot - North Canterbury, New Zealand

How long have you been flying with Glacier Helicopters? Since spring 2012

What’s the best part of your job?  Meeting a lot of interesting people and working with a great crew

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot?  Chasing wild animals

What are your interest outside of flying? Farming, photography and taking things apart to see how they work

Richard Clark

Where are you from? Nelson

How long have you been flying with Glacier Helicopters? I Joined The Helicopter Line in June 2016, prior to that I was working as an agricultural pilot in Australia. 

What’s the best part of your job? Having an office view that is forever changing and being able to share it with so many people.

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot? Spraying crops in Australia and working on flood relief. 

When I’m not flying, I’m into… mountain biking and getting out adventuring.

Chris Taylor

Where are you from? New Zealand

How long have you been flying with Glacier Helicopters? 5 months.

What’s the best part of your job? Meeting different people from all walks of life and seeing them buzzing after a flight.

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot? Working overseas.

When I’m not flying I’m into… Family, food, exploring, hunting, tinkering, social media, making my kids happy.

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Clark Horrell

Where are you from? Southland, New Zealand

How long have you been flying with Glacier Helicopters? I've been flying for 5 years in the area and since October 2016 with The Helicoper LIne/ Glacier Helicopters.

What’s the best part of your job?  Seeing people reactions when showing them our amazing scenery.

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot? Getting to explore spectacular and remote areas you just can't access other than by air.

What are your interests outside of flying? Outdoor pursuits mainly fishing & jetboating

Fox Glacier

Ash Clarke

Where are you from? Fox Glacier, New Zealand

How long have you been flying with The Helicopter Line? 20 years

What’s the best part of your job? The flying environment as well as working with a great bunch of people.

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot? Flying in Antarctica and Laos.

When I’m not flying I’m into… Fishing and hunting.

Fox Glacier

Sam Heaven

Where are you from? New Zealand

How long have you been flying with The Helicopter Line? December 2016

What’s the best part of your job? Flying Helicopters

What are some of the most exciting things you’ve done as a pilot? Cattle Mustering

When I’m not flying I’m into… Hunting, fishing and farming.

West Coast

Michael Standish - White

Where are you from? New Zealand

How long have you been flying with Glacier Helicopters? Since June 2017

What’s the best part of your job?  Getting to see the best parts of the country everyday!

What are some of the most exciting things you've done as a pilot? Heli-Fishing in the remote outback of Australia.

When i'm not flying i'm into... Making the most of the New Zealand outdoors, diving, hunting & fishing.

Glacier Helicopters Franz Josef and Fox