Company Profile

 

The Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Group includes:
• Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Limited (T/A Heli-Tours Fiji)
• Sunflower Aviation Limited
• The Pacific Flying School
• Skydive Fiji
• Adventure Sailing Fiji

These Aviation tourism companies are owned and operated by Tim and Susan Joyce who came to Fiji in 2003. Tim holds Air Transport Pilot Licenses for both helicopters and aeroplanes, is a Grade One Helicopter Instructor and has over 16,000 hours flying experience with over 14 years of experience in Fiji. Tim is one of Fiji’s most experienced helicopter pilot with sound knowedge of Fiji. He has had extensive experience in tourism, general charter, aerial construction, mining support, search and rescue operations and specialist film work in Australia, PNG, India, East Timor and Burma and has run a number of charter companies and two flying schools in Australia.

With a combined fleet of 11 aircraft, the Joyce Aviation Group is well positioned to offer the ultimate in aviation support for transfers, tours, Skydiving and Guest services.
 

Meet the Team

Tim Joyce: Managing Director / Chief Pilot

 Tim did his first parachute jump at the age of seventeen and has been a skydiving instructor for more than twenty eight years. During his skydiving career Tim has been involved in a number  of  international skydiving competitions including skydiving formation record attempts in  Indonesia and Thailand. In 1992 he was a member of the Australian champion parachuting  team, ‘Precision Collision’ which represented Australia at the World Championships in  China and broke a number of Australian records. Tim was also on Australia’s largest  freefall formation of 81 skydivers, a record set in 1999. He is a life member of the  Australian Parachute Federation, has an APF Instructor B rating for Accelerated Freefall,  Static Line and Tandem student training and is a ‘Licensed Display Organiser’ with over  6,000 jumps.

 

AIRCRAFTS

Skydive Fiji is operating an especially modified Cessna aircraft which has been fitted with a large Continental IO-550 fuel injected engine to enable it to climb quickly to high altitudes. This large engine coupled with a three bladed propeller also means that the engine operates at a lower RPM on takeoff dramatically reducing engine and propeller noise.

The Cessna is also fitted with custom made in-flight opening door which not only enables comfortable skydiving operations but is ideal also for search and rescue operations and aerial photography. Skydive Fiji’s aircraft carries up to five skydivers. It allows two tandems and an extra camera person on each load.