Experienced Fiordland Hughes 500 pilot joins the Fiordland Helicopters team.

August 11th, 2012

Operating in one of the most demanding flying environments in New Zealand where vast areas of remote mountainous terrain can make weather forecasting and aerial navigation difficult, Fiordland Helicopters  has built it’s reputation around experienced pilots who have a sound working knowledge of both Fiordland National Park, and the Hughes 500 helicopter.  Local experience and knowledge coupled with thousands of hours as Pilot in Command have been the key to success for Fiordland Helicopters.

Finding pilots who fit this criteria is not easy… but Mark Hollows is one person who does!

Mark began his flying career right here in Fiordland 33 years ago,  specializing in wild animal recovery with Alpine Helicopters.   He has since accumulated over 17000 hours, mainly in Hughes MD 500 series helicopters.  The majority of his flying has been in Fiordland and it’s surrounds, although Mark has spent the last few New Zealand winters flying in Alaska on a wide range of jobs including wild animal capture and research, mineral exploration, mining support, drilling, heavy lifting operations and aerial surveys.

Mark’s vast working knowledge of Fiordland’s World Heritage Status National Park and the Southern Lakes region, his fantastic people skills and his flying experience make him a valuable addition to the team.

Mark and his wife Pam live on the edge of the Te Anau golf course in a wonderful Alaskan inspired log home. If you are planning to visit Te Anau  and looking for unique luxury Fiordland accommodation, check out their luxury  log cabin at  www.thehollows.co.nz

Fiordland Helicopters welcomes Mark to the team.


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