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Glenorchy Air is a family-owned company based in stunning Queenstown, New Zealand. Our pilots are trained and assessed to the highest standards and have thousands of hours of experience flying in the mountains of Central Otago and Fiordland. Our ground staff are highly skilled and experienced locals who will curate a spectacular scenic experience for you and will always go that extra mile.

James Stokes

Managing Director

As well as his role as a company pilot, James is the training captain at Glenorchy Air, helps with maintenance planning and is also our CAA flight examiner. James is passionate about all things aviation and can usually be found learning about, talking about or flying planes. When not at work he is exploring the South Island or at home spending time with his lovely wife Kirstin and daughter Piper.

Megan George

Operations Manager

Megan has been flying locally since the early 2000's amongst the mountains of Queenstown and Milford Sound. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, biking and skiing and being at home in Wanaka with her wee dog Freddy. You'll find her this summer flying our gorgeous new Cessna Grand Caravan EX!

Joe Kirby

Sales + Marketing Manager

Joe grew up just outside of London but decided to make the move over to New Zealand in January 2018 and landed in Queenstown in March. In winter you'll find him up the mountains and in summer playing frisbee golf! All year round he will be annoying colleagues with his terrible sense of humour.

Michaela Jewson

Customer Experience Manager

Michaela moved to Queenstown in 2017 having fallen in love with the mountains, the lakes, the coastline and the kiwi spirit whilst here on holiday. Her passion for aviation comes from time spent working for private jets and commercial airlines both on the ground and in the air in the UK. When she’s not at work she’ll likely be found out hiking or frequenting Perky’s floating bar.

Will Clark

Senior 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.

Jim Rooney

Senior Pilot

Jim's our American refugee. He came to NZ in 2005 and decided to stay. When asked about living in New Zealand, he jokes that "I came over for just a three month flying job... It's been a long three months".

Liam Anderson

Line Pilot

Originally from Motueka, Liam completed a Chemistry degree in Dunedin at Otago University before deciding flying was more his style. He became a flight instructor in Wanaka before joining the team here. In his spare time he enjoys all outdoor activities in particular white water kayaking.


We are currently not hiring.
We will post any open positions when they become available here.

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