In a fishing guiding career approaching 3 decades I have flown with many helicopter companies & pilots, both here in New Zealand and overseas. In this time, Syd Deaker of Action Helicopters, has always been a personal favourite of mine for many reasons: Firstly, Syd is an excellent pilot with unmatched flying experience in the places I like to go best. Secondly, Syd always has a well maintained helicopter, and is personable, level-headed, makes wise decisions, and understands mountain weather like few others. Thirdly, flying with the Syd Deaker is like flying with a trusted friend. We have had dozens and dozens of successful outdoor adventures over the years with Syd. He has never let us down.