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PHL Team - Lilly Newton - Trainee Pilot, Ground Crew & Office Administrator – Hokitika Base

"Before I started working at PHL, Dad convinced me to do a few years on a sheep and beef farm, where I learned how to operate farm machinery without breaking it before he let me loose flying expensive choppers!"

Lilly Newton Pilot, Ground Crew & Office Administrator – Hokitika Base

As the eldest offspring of PHL's owner-operators, Lilly is one of three Newton siblings carrying on the family legacy as leaders in New Zealand's aviation industry. Based in Hokitika, Lilly runs heli-tours into the Southern Alps to view NZ's world-famous glaciers.

Having been flying not long after she was a twinkle in her father's eye, Lilly has pursued a commercial pilots licence. With her bubbly, friendly and generally outgoing approach to life, Lilly ensures everyone who flys with her has a great experience with memories to last a lifetime.

When she's not giving the family business her all on a heli-tour, loading fertiliser, flying bees in and out of manuka, helping muster cattle and well, pretty much anything and everything else, Lilly can be found riding horses, painting, in the bush on a hunting trip or seeking out yet another adrenaline-filled adventure with her mates.

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