About Us

Fox & Franz Heliservices

Fox & Franz Heliservices is a 100% locally-owned business. Its owners, James and Debbie Scott established Fox & Franz Heliservices Limited in September 2016. We offer scenic helicopter flights and snow landings above the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. (We are also trading as Tekapo Helicopters and Haast Heli 2016). 

Our CEO Blair Chapman brings a wealth of experience to the business having formerly owned and operated Mount Hutt Helicopters.

Owning and operating our own aircraft allows us to offer very competitive pricing and increased flight availability. Our versatile fleet of Hughes 500 and Airbus AS350 helicopters accommodate up to 4 or 6 passengers.

Our flight options include the Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Tasman Glacier, Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mt Tasman. Aoraki/Mt Cook and Mt Tasman are New Zealand’s highest peaks. With bases at Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Haast, and Lake Tekapo we cover both sides of the South Island and the Southern Alps.

Fox & Franz Heliservices is an experienced helicopter flight-seeing company providing visitors with a diverse range of South Island scenic helicopter flights and private charters in some of the most spectacular alpine and coastal regions of New Zealand. We are also the operator of choice for hunters, climbers, and ski tour groups wanting to access the back country.

We provide charter flights or transport for film crews and photographers, and offer a range of heli-ski options from Lake Tekapo.

You can find us easily in the Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Haast and Lake Tekapo town centres.

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team consisting of experienced, well-trained alpine pilots and ground crew. Our friendly staff will ensure your flight is safe and enjoyable. Our pilots have a vast range of experience in the mountainous areas where we operate ensuring the safest trip possible for our passengers. Our pilots undergo ongoing training to maintain the professional skills needed to operate in our mountainous environment. Our pilots and ground crew pride themselves on their approach to safety and health to ensure you really do have the experience of a lifetime with us.

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