Is it true that you are pushing to have international flights fly into Twizel from Australia?
Gosh – did that secret get out somehow??? Don’t read anything into our luggage scanning machine – honest! There is a steady increase in aviation activity on the airfield with Mt Cook Skydive now operating from here, as well as the Red Cat Biplane. We have 5 permanent residents who all have aeroplanes and there are usually a number of other smaller aircraft coming and going along with helicopters on a regular basis, though only when the weather is good.
The airfield is starting attract a lot of interest amongst the aviation community and there are murmurings of businesses like Dawn Aerospace coming to do test flying from here. However as residents we are proactive to make sure this activity does not interfere with our quiet enjoyment of our living space. Fortunately there is no night flying so guests can view the stars and sleep in peace.
How are you and Grant enjoying your new life, and whats your best memory so far?
Since we moved here things have been pretty crazy and our best memory to date is that when we first opened the lodge in 2018 we immediately handed the keys over to Disney movies for 6 weeks as our completion date lined up with their need for a large space in which to do some indoor filming for the movie Mulan, which is being released on September 4th 2020. This was a pretty lucky start for us and exciting as well. I’m slowly getting used to the stunning views with clear skies and landscapes out to the east and north and views to Mount Cook on sunny days.