Heli-Tours Fiji Releases Six New Heli-Adventure Combo's
Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Ltd trading as Heli-Tours Fiji marks the beginning of the new season with the release of six new Heli-Adventure Combos starting 01st April, 2014. Heli-Tours Fiji is managed and owned by husband and wife duo, Tim and Susan Joyce, who also own Tandem Skydive and Adventure Sailing Fiji.
The combos are a result of a partnership between six different Tour Operators within the Nadi, Denarau and Sigatoka area. From a Zip-lining adventure up at the Sabeto Sleeping Giants to the experience of a lifetime up the Sigatoka River Safari, the adventures are endless. For families a day-trip to Savala or Tivua Island or couples wanting a romantic getaway in style, our combos offer a range of choices for tourists and locals alike.
“With the gradual increase in tourist numbers, we are glad to be offering more to what makes Fiji the place to holiday at and our combos not only help us achieve our goals as a company but also the other operators whom we have partnered with”, says Tim Joyce.
All combos have been proven a success with a romantic proposal at Tivua Island, and six submarine combo’s with Sea-View Fiji, a romantic dinner at First Landing and a family adventure for the Sigatoka River Safari combo since the time the packages have been released. last month.
Heli-Tours Fiji also specialises in romantic proposals and custom made flights for couples with five successful proposals conducted in different resorts, island spots in the Mamanuca Islands, Denarau and up the Coral Coast last year. The opportunities with our helicopter are endless and we continue to strive towards improving our services on a daily basis.
Heli-Tours Fiji is the only wholly Fiji owned helicopter company in Fiji and operates two helicopter types; the AS355 Twin Engine Squirrel which comfortably seats five passengers and the Robinson R44 which can carry 3.
Our services range from offering world class scenic flights, to private charters and resort transfers. Apart from tours and charters, we are also fully equipped to provide medevac assistance with the installation of a medic stretcher to our A355 Squirrel. We offer personalized services and always work towards tailoring our product to meet our customer’s demands.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Ltd ,PO Box 97, Port Denarau, Fiji Mob: (679) 890 5107 Tel : (679) 672 8166 Fax : (679) 675 0293 or visit our website on www.helitoursfiji.com and/ or facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/helitoursfiji?ref=hl
By : LITIA MATHEWSELL
23rd March, 2014
DARYL TARTE CELEBRATES HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY IN THE SKY
Daryl Tarte literally dreamed of flying all his life. The former Fiji Media Council chairperson, businessman and author says, a lifelong vision of seeing himself glide through the air in his sleep compelled him to finally take a 12,000 feet plunge with Skydive Fiji yesterday.
As his family and curious onlookers watched in amazement, the Taveuni native parachuted above the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa after a 45 second freefall, a fete that also marked his 80th birthday.
While most would settle with a more conventional birthday celebration, Mr Tarte insisted that such an experience had to be taken.
‘’Even now I have dreams of flying over Taveuni like Superman, so I decided to do it for real and that is the most exhilarating experience one could ever have- being up there, flying through the air,’’ Mr Tarte said.
He encouraged others to take the plunge on their own birthdays.Skydive Fiji has hosted a number of senior citizen enthusiasts, including the 92-year-old mother of managing director Tim Joyce and Talei Burness, who took the plunge for her 70th birthday in 2012.
By JYOTI PRATIBHA
CAAF INVESTIGATES SKYDIVING ACCIDENT
Skydiving instructor, Ben Cornick, who was injured during a jump last Wednesday, was doing a private solo jump at the time of the accident.
Mr Cornick, an employee of Skydive Fiji, was attempting a high speed ‘swoop landing approach’ on a very small, high performance parachute, the company managing director, Tim Joyce said.
Mr Joyce said that there were international parachuting competitions involving such high speed ‘swoop landings’ which involved both speed and distance travelled close to the ground.
“The parachute that Ben was using was about a quarter of the size of parachutes that we use for our tandem skydives.
“It appears in Ben’s case, as he approached the ground at high speed, that he had a control problem resulting in him losing control of his parachute and crashing into the rear of a vehicle parked to the side of the landing area,” he said.
Safety at Skydive Fiji
Mr Joyce said that Skydive Fiji places the safety of its customers and students as its highest priority and has had an extremely good safety record during more than 10 years of operations.
They have facilitated thousands of skydives with no serious incidents or accidents such as this related to their normal tandem or fun jump operations.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji commissioned an accident investigator from the Australian Parachute Federation, Captain Graeme Hill, to investigate the accident.
Captain Hill commented that “participating in or practising for such high speed events has inherently far greater risks than the normal tandem operations that Skydive Fiji conducts. “All of Skydive Fiji’s student’s operations involve tandem skydives with highly experienced instructors.
“Over the ten years that Skydive Fiji has been operating, it has had an enviable safety record and this type of accident is not to be associated with their normal tandem parachuting for visitors to Fiji.”
Mr Cornick, was airlifted to Auckland, New Zealand, last Friday after the skydiving community from all over the world raised the needed money for his medical evacuation. He has been treated for a fractured arm, elbow and femur