Wilkin River Jets is Qualmark Silver Endorsed, holds a current Maritime Operating Certificate and is a DOC approved operator with relevant concessions to operate in the Mt Aspiring National Park. Our jet boats are regularly maintained and serviced to approved Maritime New Zealand standards.
Backcountry Helicopters is certified under the Civil Aviation Part 135 Air Transport and holds AirCare accreditation Certificate. BCH is a DOC approved operator. Our helicopters AS350 B2 Squirrel and Hughes 500 E Model are routinely maintained by a dedicated team of licensed aircraft engineers.
Seating in the helicopter will be based on the weight and balance of the machine not on personal preference.
Weather and flying conditions are monitored fastidiously by our team, and as an operator Backcountry Helicopters and Wilkin River Jets adheres to a dedicated Health and Safety Policy that has been designed to protect our pilots, jetboat drivers, passengers and ground/office staff.