17 June 2021

Ownership Changes


A little piece on the Stewart Island News Facebook page reports that Raymond Hector retired as a Stewart Island Flights' pilot on the 15th of June 2021. 

Raymond and Bill Moffatt established South East Air Ltd on the 14th of May 1993 using Cessna 185E ZK-JEM for beach operations to Stewart Island's west coast beaches, Codfish Island for the Department of Conservation and general New Zealand wide charter flights.

South East Air Ltd bought Southern Air 1997 Ltd in April 2000 and the trading name for the airline was changed to Stewart Island Flights with Stewart Island Flights Ltd being established in March 2009.

Raymond and has wife Lynne have sold their shareholdings in the company to Leon and Antony Bax.

The Stewart Island News Facebook page said, "Thank you Raymond for the many years you piloted us safely across the Strait."

A full history of South East Air and Stewart Island Flights can be found here... http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/05/nzs-southern-most-airline-part-4.html

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