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“Top Gun”
Review of Heliview Flights

Heliview Flights
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Richard and Jolanda Foale from Heliview Flights invite you to take to the skies over Central Otago, near Queenstown. 5 reasons we make your holiday awesome * Heliview Flights - a family business with the personal touch; we spend more time with you, making your trip special * Cromwell has the best flying weather in New Zealand, with only 400mm of rain per annum! * Dramatic landscapes, majestic vistas or a stunning sunset all from our luxury 7-seater helicopter * Your pilot Richard has extensive experience (over 30 years) including search & rescue, police, corporate and UK Army AirCorps * Experience Cromwell: an authentic, gentler pace, only a 45 minute drive from bustling Queenstown, NZ's adventure capital Blending a luxury helicopter, personalised service, friendly staff and the stunning Central Otago landscape, family-owned Heliview Flights offers a range of scenic helicopter flights and heli-biking trips (guided and self-ride). From their base at Cromwell Racecourse Airfield, flights take in the majestic vista of the surrounding area and Southern Alps. Note: we used to be in New Plymouth, which old reviews reflect, but it's the same people and helicopter as before, so expect the same high standards, combined with new scenery.
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Booked a last minute deal - 5 pax.

Weather was fine and Richard - the Pilot - steered us around the little cloud and gave a running commentary fro 45 mins inc trip over mountain which dominates local landscape.

Very comfortable helicopter - I have travelled in lots of them - and this was easily the best. Quiet and very stable.

The front seat is the best view and buy the HD Video shot from underside pod - as the blades may spoil the shots you take from the window.

Trip was Sunday 23rd March.

Worth every cent.

1  Thank safetycrew
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Very comfortable heli and great views through the windows. The pilot gets right up to the top of the volcano and makes sure everyone has good views and info throughout the trip. You shouldnt miss this and the price is reasonable.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our trip was arranged by our Kiwi friends when we visited them from the UK. An old phrase, but it really was the trip of a lifetime although we have visited NZ on previous occasions. Everybody was so welcoming and informative and prepared us well for the flight. What can we say about our pilot Richard. Top gun !! Knew every inch of the terrain so you didn't miss a thing, the helicopter is a superb machine handled by an obvious expert. A recording of the flight is given to you on a Memory Stick afterwards and will give us wonderful memories for many years. This is a 'must do' if you visit New Plymouth.
Thanks to you all so very much at Heliview.

2  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Went on trip over the majestic peak of Mt Taranaki with Helliflight in early Feb14 and it was wonderful. Highly recommended either before or after you attempt the 1 day hike on the slopes of the mountain.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We first came across Heliview when flying over the Tongariro Crossing (see separate review) and based on their professionalism and recommendation, decided to meet up with them again when we visited New Plymouth - and again they delivered - a great trip and perfect weather!

Thanks for your hospitality Yolanda, Richard and Safi. All thes best for 2014, Andre, Elma and Taryn

Thank AETL2003
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