Chief Pilot for Methven Heli Philip Todhunter is loving this years D2 helicopter. Compared to the popular B2 model the D2 performs slightly better at altitude and burns a little less fuel! Philip is such a good pilot and with so much local knowledge from all the years flying in the region I am sure he can make any helicopter perform but it nice to hear that he particularly likes this ship! Being able to take a little extra fuel was handy last week when we did 10 runs across the mountains and landed on the beach at Hokitika! The West Coast overnight tour is a fantastic option and this weeks crew are already requesting that we do it again. Our snowpack is looking good after surviving the rain event we now have a solid and stable base to support the fresh snow that s forecast!