Our Pilots

Norman  McTabby II

Norman McTabby II

Passenger meet and greet

Norman is a born and bred local and has been a valued part of the team since 2010. Norman's favourite part of the job is meeting passengers (and getting the occasional pat).

  • Born: 11 April 1961 (cat years)
  • Employed since: 11 April 2010
  • Supervises pilots and flight coordinators
  • Ensures everything is shipshape
Aaron Duff

Aaron Duff

Operations Manager

Originally hailing from the deep south, Aaron moved to Queenstown and started flying in 2004.

  • Born: Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2004
  • Best part of your job: Getting to know passengers on the aircraft, showing them awesome scenery on the way to Milford Sound
  • Hobbies: Hunting, restoring old cars, family
Andy Pye

Andy Pye

Fleet Manager / Pilot

Andy has a background in Radio Communication Engineering, and has flown in Australia, Fiji and now New Zealand.

  • Born: Puckapunyal, Australia - Token Kiwi since 2004
  • Employed since: 2007
  • Best part of your job: The people we meet and getting to fly in this alpine landscape
  • Hobbies: Tramping, mountain biking, homebuilding aircraft
Blair Campbell

Blair Campbell

Line Pilot / Assistant Maintenance Coordinator

Background: Travelled extensively throughout Europe in my younger days, working mainly in the tourism industry.

  • Born: Fairlie, South Canterbury
  • Employed since: 2006
  • Best part of your job: Meeting people from different cultures and showing off the awesome scenery in our ‘backyard’!
  • Hobbies: Amateur guitar builder, skiing
Andy Woods

Andy Woods

Check and Training Manager

Originally from South Canterbury, Andy moved to the Southern Lakes Region in the early 80’s. He has being involved in the tourism industry and flying for around 35 years and is also a professional photographer.

  • Born: Geraldine, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2010
  • Best part of your job: Meeting different people and treating them to an amazing experience we can offer here in New Zealand, especially the Southern lakes region - Sensational!
  • Interests :Photography, skiing, outdoor adventures, MTBiking, family
Blair Culling

Blair Culling

Line Pilot

Background: Grew up in Christchurch, travelled overseas for 3 years, started flying in 2000, instructed for 3 years and joined our team in 2006.

  • Born: Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2006
  • Hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking, spending time with my family
  • Best part of your job: Seeing people enjoy our amazing product
Simon Asher

Simon Asher

Line Pilot

Background: From Christchurch, moved to Queenstown 10 years ago to start flying.

  • Born: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2009
  • Hobbies: Jetskiing, cars, most watersports
  • Best part of your job: Flying in the mountains and the people I work with are great fun
Jake Reed

Jake Reed

Line Pilot

  • Born: Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2013
  • Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Horse riding, water sports and snow sports.
  • Best part of your job: Camaraderie between workmates and working in an ever changing environment. Each day brings a new challenge which keeps the job everything but.
Cory Burt

Cory Burt

Line Pilot

Cory grew up on the Hibiscus Coast in the small town of Red Beach. He started flying when he was 15 and his passion for aviation grew from there. Cory moved from the North Island to Queenstown in 2007.

  • Born: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Employed since: 2015
  • Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, Jet-skiing and flying older Warbird aircraft.
  • Best part of your job: The amazing landscape we fly day to day, the advanced aircraft our company own and the variety of people I meet daily from all around the world.

Our Planes

With over 40 years of flying customers to experience the magic of Milford Sound, our experienced and dedicated team will provide you with a truly memorable experience.

3 x GA8 Airvans – 7 passenger seats, single engine
3 x BN2 Islanders – 9 passenger seats, twin engine aircraft
2 x Cessna Grand Caravan – 13 passenger seats, single turbine engine

Safety

Milford Sound Scenic Flights has been operating for over 40 years and maintain a 100% safety record. We are a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved operator, and run under strict ruling where our modern fleet are subjected to regular maintenance checks as safety is paramount. Our pilots undertake extensive training in mountain flying and all pilots have well over 1000 hours of flying experience – some even having close to 8000 hours.