Partners

Meet our wonderful partners

Uplift In Kind would not exist if it weren’t for the love and support of our aviation partners, generously giving us access to their aircraft and other activities. This allows us to take you under our wing. We like to think – that it’s our family, lovingly taking care of your family.

GCH Aviation

– Christchurch, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Nelson, Wellington

Garden City Helicopters is respected as one of New Zealand’s premiere aviation operators. Offering scenic and charter flights and providing air ambulance and rescue helicopter services throughout New Zealand. A family owned business, all about giving back to their community. GCH are experts at what they do and will treat you to an amazing flight.

Air Milford

– Queenstown

Air Milford is a first class team that have been serving New Zealander’s and tourists from all over the world since 1993. A committed family run business providing spectacular scenic flights in their modern fleet of aircraft from its Queenstown Airport base. Experts in showcasing the amazing Wakatipu Basin, Milford Sound, Fiordland and the lower South Island, you’re going to have an absolutely amazing flight with these guys.

Fly DC3

– Auckland

The FLY DC3 crew are committed to showing you a spectacular and memorable time in their DC3. They have operated their lovingly named “ Betsy” in New Zealand for over 30 years. From scenic flights, flying to concerts, events and airshows, display flights, parachute jumps, filming and so much more. Betsy and the crew at Fly DC3 can’t wait to welcome you on board for your trip down memory lane.

iFly

– Queenstown

Meet your friendly iFLY crew. They are going to treat you to their amazing iFLY experience.
Indoor skydiving is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality and every flyer has a chance to earn their ‘Wings’.
We are delighted to partner with iFLY Queenstown.

Mainland Air

– Dunedin

Mainland Air is a family owned business that is very well known in New Zealand aviation. From scenic and charter flights, flight training and regularly flying doctors to clinics around the region. Phil, his wife Shirley and their son – Jordan love giving back to their community and can’t wait to take you for a memorable flight over Dunedin.

Heli Glenorchy

– Glenorchy

Nick Nicholson – the owner of Heli Glenorchy is a highly experienced helicopter pilot and is known as a “ great Kiwi bloke”. His company are renowned experts in a wide range of helicopter operations between Glenorchy, Queenstown, Fiordland and Milford Sound and Nick and his team can’t wait to treat you to world class scenery on a world class helicopter flight.

Heliworks

– Queenstown

Thanks to this great Queenstown based company our families now have access to incredible scenic helicopter flights and experiences in and around the Queenstown area. Heliworks also provide valuable services to search and rescue, medical, filming and commercial operations. Heliworks are community focused and can’t wait to give you a birds eye view of the region they love to call home.

Mt. Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters

– Mount Cook

Come for the flight of a lifetime with the team at Mount Cook Ski Planes & Helicopters. The most spectacular way to see the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is from above, in your Ski Plane or Helicopter. Soak up stunning views and enjoy the unique thrill of landing on either the Tasman, Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers, with the Tasman Glacier being New Zealand’s largest glacier. These guys love where they live and love giving back so do join them for what will truly be – the trip of a lifetime.

Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

– Franz Josef

These guys will be super excited to meet you and prepare you for skydiver mode. Soon it’ll be time to don your jumpsuit, harness, hat and goggles. From here you and your tandem master will board your skydive aeroplane. On climb the excitement kicks in and you’ll get to take in breathtaking sights of Aoraki/Mount Cook, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers and the vast Tasman Sea. The team at Skydive Franz Josef & Fox Glacier are passionate about what they do and are looking forward to taking you 200 Kph in free-fall. You’ll be buzzing for days after this cool experience!

Skydive Mt. Cook

– Twizel

Wow! – of all the places you could Skydive. With New Zealand’s tallest mountain as your back drop, Skydive Mount Cook offers some of the country’s most epic scenery – Snow capped mountains, Glaciers, Lakes and Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. 14 year old Rebecca and her 18 year old sister said, “It was the first time skydiving for both of us and we absolutely loved it.” So come and meet the wonderful team at Skydive Mount Cook for the ultimate skydive experience.

Heletranz Helicopters

– Auckland

Established over 28 years ago, Heletranz is famous for pioneering Heli-Fishing. These guys are Auckland’s helicopter specialists and their professional pilots possess a wealth of experience and will show you there is no better view of Auckland than from above. Creators of unique helicopter experiences, we know you will love flying with our Heletranz partners. It is their commitment to quality, with a personal touch, that brings people back time and time again.

Skydive Abel Tasman

– Motueka

You’ll feel blessed when you meet this awesome crew. Their love of skydiving and the Abel Tasman National Park shines through in their passion for what they do. With 25 years of skydiving under their belt, they’ve shared this unforgettable experience over the Abel Tasman with nearly 100,000 customers. They are very proud of their worldwide reputation as an epic place to skydive. Let us introduce you to this amazing bunch of people.

Viva Expeditions

– Auckland

Viva expeditions have joined our family to bring once in a life time opportunities to our Kids. How about an Aurora hunting mission lead by astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin. The Kids fly south into the night over the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica onboard an Air New Zealand Dreamliner to see a magical and unforgettable display of the Southern Lights. Constellations, stars, and planets also feature thanks to the huge generosity of our family member Viva Expeditions.

PHI International

– New Plymouth

PHI International is a large family that have joined ours. A global leader in helicopter transportation across New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Ghana, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia. Servicing the oil and gas industry, marine pilot transfers, and search and rescue operations. Their people are technical experts who have an unwavering commitment to safety, with every single flight being guided by their core values of Safety, Quality, Efficiency and Customer Service. With 70 years of business under their belt and over 900,000 passengers transported around the world annually, we know you’re in great hands with these guys.

Air Chathams

– New Zealand

Owned by Craig and Marion Emeny, Air Chathams was established in 1984 to create a safe and reliable airline that would support the transportation of people and freight between the Chatham Islands and New Zealand. Having grown into a New Zealand airline, offering routes between Auckland, Whakatane, Whanganui, Kapiti Coast, Chatham Islands, Wellington, Christchurch and Norfolk Island, Air Chathams has established itself as an airline for the community and it made total sense to join the Uplift In Kind family to continue this tradition.