About Us

MD500E is in the darkMountain Helicopters is a small private company offering value based fares. We fly from both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef.

Our emphasis is on personal service catering to the needs of small groups, familys and individuals.

Mountain Helicopters is owned and operated by Michael and Therese Glynn. Michael has been flying Helicopters since 1986 and commenced flying in the Glacier region since July 1989. Therese is a fourth generation local and has worked in the tourism and hospitality industry from the day she left school.

Our Pilots
Michael is assisted by experienced alpine pilot Nathan Healy who is well known to climbers, hunters and fishermen throughout Westland. Both Michael and Nathan have each flown over 5000 hours. No other glacier scenic company can guarantee this level of experience.

Ground support crew
Clark Horrell heads the ground crew at Fox Glacier. Clark is a commercial helicopter pilot.
Kat Eatough is a our receptionist at Fox Glacier.
Richard Hancock manages our Franz Josef office. Last but not least Wataru Kobayashi assists with flight sales at Franz Josef office. Both Richard and Wataru are qualified commercial helicopter pilots.

Mountain Helicopters transports Hunters, Fisherman and Film Crews around South Westland and Canterbury.

We are also involved in agricutural and training operations.

Join us for an extrodinary experience!