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This Bell Jet Ranger operated by Salt Air has just landed on the helipad on the top of the ’ Hole in the Rock ’ ( Piercy Island ) Cape Brett, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Photo taken from another jet ranger from Twin Coast Helicopters.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 73mm, 14×140 lens, 1/1300, f/10, iso 1250, manual.


helicopter, bell jet ranger, helipad, island hole in the rock, piercy island, cape brett, bay of islands, new zealand


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks11 months ago

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalf11 months ago

    LOL…… Love it.

  • Cheers Colin – thank you for your great comment. You can’t get out of the helicopter, it’s just the thrill of landing on this rock !

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myraj11 months ago

    Great work Roy, Is it for real or are you tricking?
    Myra :)

  • No Myra, it’s quite genuine but only Salt Air can land on the rock and you can’t climb out – they just do it for the thrill of landing on the rock ! Thank you for your lovely comment and favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carter11 months ago

    that must take some skill xx

  • It certainly must Lynn – I wouldn’t like to try it. It wouldn’t take much for the rotors to hit that bush.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carter11 months ago

    Didn’t realise they could land on there – beats climbing it lol

  • It’s amazing isn’t it ? It was a thrill to be in one helicopter and watch another one land there !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer11 months ago

    Good shot Roy. Does someone actually live there? – Ted

  • Many thanks Ted – no one lives there. I’m surprised the Maori tribe allowed them to build a landing pad. It’s only Salt Air who is permitted to land but no-one can alight, it’s just the thrill of landing on the rock.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...11 months ago

    Brilliant Work !

  • Thank you so much Colin – I appreciate your interest and kind comment. See my comment to Ted, above. It was thrilling to watch them land.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blom11 months ago

    Great photo Roy, must have been a thrill to land on the Rock.

  • Yes it was a thrill to see Rita – we didn’t land on the rock though, only Salt Air has permission to do so ! Thank you for your kind comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodbury11 months ago

    Now that looks really ! ..well done Roy – love this xx

  • Many thanks Gail – I do appreciate your great comment and favourite. It was a fun day !

    – Roy Massicks

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    Vitta11 months ago

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  • Thank you so much for the feature – it is much appreciated Vitta !

    – Roy Massicks

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