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    Chopper operators for Western Ruahine

    Wanganui aero works, used to be the chopper operator out of Taihape, cant seam to get find anyone else, or at least current contacts in the area, is there still a chopper working from this area, flying into Ruahine ranges.

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    Mark Tilyard is ya man was hill country helicopter's got his own business now.0220350113
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    Tell him the low life fishing guide he flew in at the beginning of February to the remote location came into our camp and stole my sons rod case. The good news is we will be waiting for him again in February and we will be up river this time where he landed.

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    Why don't you just tell chopper pilot yourself instead of getting someone else to. Southernman is asking for advice not bull shit. Whilst crap this happened not the place to spread rubbish.

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    Thanks' I give him a call over the weekend, and see if I can sort a few days, to curse the Ruahine leatherwood.
    I tried hill country, but got now answer on two numbers I found.

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    Wanganui Aeroworks and Hillcountry helicopters are now Midwest Helicopters. Owen Harvey is the pilot in Taihape for Midwest 021900454

    Mark as above is flying for himself in a rented chopper

    Simon Werthmeuller Rangitikei Helicopters, based at Rewa but will fly from all the same spots as the other two 0274 472 856

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reindeer View Post
    @southernman

    Wanganui Aeroworks and Hillcountry helicopters are now Midwest Helicopters. Owen Harvey is the pilot in Taihape for Midwest 021900454

    Mark as above is flying for himself in a rented chopper

    Simon Werthmeuller Rangitikei Helicopters, based at Rewa but will fly from all the same spots as the other two 0274 472 856
    Ok thanks, now I've got sum options,
    where is Rewa,? The foot bridge on the costal walkway, in new Plymouth, shows up on a search.

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    @southernman rewa is about 20km out of hunterville. You know where that is? South of taihape

    Link to Google maps to assist

    https://goo.gl/maps/hpPRfLyYg2E2
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    Ta, mate, know I had been threw/past, as grew up in Flockhouse/ Bulls, Fielding AG boy. and PN during apprenticeship, flippen goggle let me down again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    Ta, mate, know I had been threw/past, as grew up in Flockhouse/ Bulls, Fielding AG boy. and PN during apprenticeship, flippen goggle let me down again.
    Well fcuk so did i, except i went collegiate. You would cry if you saw Flock House now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangidan View Post
    Mark Tilyard is ya man was hill country helicopter's got his own business now.0220350113
    Been flying in to Ruahines with Mark since he started with Hill Country Helicopters , a good bloke once you get to know him and a very good pilot, smooth and accurate, and seems to be doing well with his own business .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30late View Post
    Been flying in to Ruahines with Mark since he started with Hill Country Helicopters , a good bloke once you get to know him and a very good pilot, smooth and accurate, and seems to be doing well with his own business .
    Maybe not as fun as Bernie but he’s a very good pilot
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Maybe not as fun as Bernie but he’s a very good pilot
    Haha yeah mate Bernie is certainly good fun alright, actually he's a very good pilot himself these days , after a couple of mishaps in his early days I believe he has around 10,000 hrs under is belt now which includes a lot of time in twin engine machines flying round the mountains of New Guinea or somewhere like that!!

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    Yep PNG

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    We have had excellent service with Owen Harvey over the years, wouldn’t fly with anyone else out of Taihape

 

 

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