Skydive owners take flight

Skydive owners take flight

INFLITE has purchased Skydive Franz Josef Glacier, the country’s only skydive operator to offer a 19,000ft skydive.

Flying from the popular West Coast town of Franz Josef, jumpers are able to freefall from 19,000ft above the Westland and Aoraki/Mt Cook National Parks which form part of the Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand

World Heritage Area.

The Skydive Franz Joseph operation adds Skydive staff to the INFLITE team and Pilatus PC-6 Porter to the fleet of ski planes and helicopters currently operated across INFLITE’s base network.

The Pilatus Porter joins its two sister ships which are currently operated from their Aoraki/Mt Cook base – a 20 minute flight away.

INFLITE is not planning any changes to the team or brand as part of the purchase but Skydive Franz will gain the benefit of the additional sales, marketing and operational support.

In further support the owners, James Meldrum and Craig Clark, will be staying on with the business in their current roles.