Responsible Tourism in New Zealand
We are at the forefront of pushing forward responsible tourism.
Heliview understand that simply flying in a helicopter can be an adrenaline rush. While we want to assure you that we understand this and take your safety and comfort during a scenic flight with us to heart. We will always fly sensibly and smoothly.
Passengers frequently comment on how much they enjoyed their sight-seeing trip with us and how smooth the helicopter is. Not only do we ensure that the helicopter is as tracked and balanced as possible, your pilot is also very good at reading the weather conditions and keeping out of turbulence. Or at least pre-warning you if it absolutely cannot be avoided. Additionally, by their very nature, helicopters are better at absorbing turbulence than small fixed wing aircraft. Either way, you’ll love your trip.
As a CAA licenced Part 135 operators, we are very proactive in our maintenance, planning and re-current pilot training. We operate under strict procedures developed for every type of helicopter task we perform. These procedures are all documented in our Operations Manuals and regularly audited by the Civil Aviation Authority.
All of our passengers will receive a clear briefing on basic helicopter safety and location of emergency equipment specific to the type of flight experience that you have chosen. Here is a sample safety briefing for one of our scenic flights:
At Heliview Flights we understand that all businesses create environmental and social impact through their activities. Ours is no exception. We will try to actively reduce any adverse effects through flying wisely, using resources efficiently, disposing of waste responsibly, and providing an environmentally and socially responsible experience to our clients.
We undertake to:
We also pledge to apply the following principles across all aspects of our business:
Sustainability and responsible tourism doesn’t stop with the the operator and the people who live here; the visitor can greatly help in this respect as well.
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.
By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.