Guide at a Glance
Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
Richard Hayes is an interenational known and respected pilot with several decades of experience in flying in the mountainous terrain of Fiordland, general charter Air Transport, and Scenic flying. He has more than 30,000 helicopter flying hours.
Richard takes pride in his helicoter skills and professionalism and actively participates in Search and Rescue operations day and night. His job entailed medical evacuations and SAR Missions. He was awarded with the MNZM (Member of New Zealand Order of Merit) for his experience and services for Search and Rescue.
He is the Director, CEO & Chief Pilot of Southern Lakes Helicopter as well as the Director of Heliworks, Queenstown. He is a friendly pilot who loves sharing his knowledge about helicopter operations and Queenstown.