skip to Main Content

Contact Us

HOW TO FIND US:

From Nelson Drive south on State Highway 6 for about 25 minutes. You will pass through Richmond, Brightwater and then Wakefield. After passing Wakefield look for Eighty Eight Valley road (the first turn off on the left hand side). Now that you are in Eighty Eight Valley we are approximately 2.6km up the valley on the right hand side. Look for a Reid Helicopters sign at our entrance way, we are at the end of the drive in the hanger on top of the hill.

PERSONNEL CONTACTS:

Toby Reid

Director / Chief Pilot & Instructor

Toby has over 13 years experience as a commercial helicopter pilot and has flown all over the world on a wide variety of operations. Toby is a third generation pilot and continues the Reid family’s long standing tradition of operating helicopters in the Nelson region. He holds the company position of Chief Pilot as well as B Category Instructor and Civil Aviation Flight Examiner privileges.

Bill Reid

Check & Training / Pilot

Bill began flying in 1973 and was involved with live venison recovery, then on to ventures in Hong Kong, England & Papua New Guinea. He started his own company with wife Robyn in 1983. They ran their business for over 20 years while building a reputation second to none. Bill completed an Avro Anson “Warbird” project in 2012 and is enjoying flying and maintaining this beautiful aircraft. Bill holds a D & E Category Instructor Rating and is a Flight Examiner.

Rachael Reid

General Manager / Pilot & Instructor

Rachael has 9 years experience as a commercial helicopter pilot and acts as the company’s general manager. Together, Toby and Rachael own and operate Reid Helicopters Nelson. Rachael holds a B Category Instructor Rating.

Back To Top