Glenorchy Air Staff: A family run business since 1992

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Janet Rutherford – CEO and Owner

Originally a Geordie, Janet started Glenorchy Air with Robert in 1992. They say that Janet is in charge on the ground and Robert is in charge in the air!

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Hidde Verschuur – Office Manager

Our proud Dutchman fell in love with New Zealand back in 2013. He plays golf in summer and loves snowboarding in winter. Hidde also plays football for the Queenstown Rovers.



Robert Rutherford – Chief Pilot

Robert started Glenorchy Air in 1992 with his wife Janet; he is a Southern man with his ancestors from Otago. He is the Chief pilot and Training Captain here at Glenorchy Air.


Katie Edwards – Pilot

Katie is back in New Zealand skies after going back to Australia for a few years she couldn't resist the majestic Fiordland. 




Michael Rutherford -  Pilot

Mike is a born and bred Kiwi and has held many different roles in the aviation industry. He has recently moved to Queenstown and now calls it home. 


Mackenzie Gardyne - Pilot

Mackenzie is a kiwi; brought up in Wellington. He has now settled in Queenstown and has a great knowledge of the area after completing all of his flying here.


Will Clark – Pilot

Will is our Queenstown local and has been flying in the area since 2003 and will be happy to share his knowledge and local secrets.



James Stokes - Pilot

James is originally from Auckland but Queenstown is his home now.  When he isn't flying he's exploring the South by land in his 4WD. He also is a member of the Queenstown hockey team.