Our People

Our People

Kim Hollows, Owner/Pilot

Kim has 30 years experience in the helicopter industry with over 15000 hours of flight time – 11,000 in MD500 series helicopters. Kim has flown throughout New Zealand, but has spent the majority of his air time in the lower South Island and Fiordland.  A former Alpine Helicopter pilot, specializing in wild animal operations, he went on to form his own company in 1986 – K.E. Hollows Ltd. This company is today known as Fiordland Helicopters.

Mark Hollows, Pilot

Mark began his flying career right here in Fiordland 35 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 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

Suzanne Smith, Accounting/Administration Manager 

Sue has been efficiently managing the accounts at Fiordland Helicopters for over 25 years.  She has watched the company grow considerably over that time.  Sue works from her office in the Fiordland Cinema- home of our film of Fiordland “Ata Whenua- Shadowlands” and happily lends a hand behind the counter when needed.