Louisa Choppy's Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Yankee Kiwis

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 6

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 6

LOUISA CHOPPY PATTERSON

Helicopter Pilot
Over The Top

“If you spend too much time looking back over things, you don't really get anywhere.”

INTERESTS:

Travel

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Confidence Dedication Family Inspiration Passion Negativity

TAGS:

aviation, being a woman, death, flying, looking back, marine biology

BIOGRAPHY:

Louisa Choppy Patterson discovered flying as a university student. Her uncle signed her up for a flying class, and soon Louisa was flying for Air New Zealand. Eager to try something different, she began flying helicopter. In 1976, Louisa founded her own helicopter tourism company, Over the Top. She has built her love of helicopter flying into a successful business and is the only female helicopter pilot in New Zealand.

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