We’re delighted to have been annouced as a finalist in the Qualmark New Zealand 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards. The Ultimate Alpine Experience with our Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters base offers an unforgettable experience combining scenic flights in two aircraft types with a landing on the Tasman Glacier (NZ’s longest).
About the Pilatus Porter PC-6
The PC-6 is noted for its Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) performance on almost any type of terrain – it can take off within a distance of 640 feet (195 m) and land within a distance of 427 feet (130 m) while carrying a payload of 2,646 lbs (1,200 kg). Thanks to its STOL performance, the PC-6 holds the world record for highest landing by a fixed-wing aircraft, at 18,865 feet (5,750 m), on the Dhaulagiri glacier in Nepal.