MEET OUR TEAM
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.
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!
SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
Joe grew up just outside of London but decided to make the move over to New Zealand in Jan 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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Jackson is originally from Marlborough and has worked with Glenorchy Air since December 2018. Since the start of his aviation career Jackson has always enjoyed flying in the rugged wilderness of New Zealand's South Island. On his days off he can be found exploring and photographing the beauty of the local region.
Reuben, originally from Auckland, came to Glenorchy Air last season as our Operations Assistant and finished the season as a qualified Line Pilot. He loves sharing commentary about the local area en-route to Milford Sound. He is a mechanic, specialising in Subarus, very handy in a mountain town!
Originally from Wellington, Tamzin has recently located to Queenstown and has quickly fallen in love with our beautiful town. She has recently graduated from Air Hawkes Bay. She joined the team last season and was a superstar, from taking bookings, driving the vans, and refueling aircraft, she was our go-to-girl in the office and in the hangar. This season she's behind the yoke flying customers to beautiful Milford Sound.
After a flying trip down to Queenstown while Dan was still in flight school, he decided that this was the place to be. From 2011 Dan decided to make the dream a reality and started working towards flying for Glenorchy Air. Along the way he has ended up working as a flight instructor teaching Airline Cadets in the North Island, mountain flying in the South Island and even a bit of aerial photography in Australia before settling in Queenstown in 2014.
An aviation obsessive since an early age, Dom’s living his dream as a commercial fixed wing pilot in the place he’s called home since 1999. Days off find Dom flying any aircraft he can get his hands on or tinkering with an old bi plane he’s restoring.