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The Darling Family of Helicopters Nelson

Family-owned businesses are the backbone of the New Zealand economy and their success is linked with the owners and their dedication to the business. Helicopters Nelson is very proud to be owned and managed by two Darling Families, brothers with shared goals of stability, longevity and an ability to get along, no matter what. A family-run business is versatile and adaptable to survive. We are tough! In these covid-uncertain times, the key to survival has been our resilience. We have been able to adapt and respond quickly, supporting each other and focusing on doing what we do best – providing exceptional helicopter services across the Top of the South. From our base at Nelson Airport we offer flight training and commercial services, alongside our premium tourism offerings. Our 100% safety record is a result of our quality safety and environmental systems that are industry best practice.

We recognise other great family businesses across our great region and connect with shared combo packages. Our most recent connection has been with New Zealand’s only Tequila farm – Kiwi Spirits Distillery in Golden Bay. If you haven’t already, check them out, or better yet – skip the hill and fly there!

We love to fly clients into our beautiful big backyard – but things can change quickly with Covid, as we’ve learned over the last year. It’s our main priority to deliver a safe and unforgettable summer season while ensuring our clients are able to book with confidence. Talk to us about our flexible booking policy. Thank you for your continued support, from the Darling family and our Team at Helicopters Nelson.

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