The Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Group includes:
• Joyce Aviation (Fiji) Limited (T/A Heli-Tours Fiji)
• Sunflower Aviation Limited
• The Pacific Flying School
• Skydive Fiji
• Adventure Sailing Fiji
These Aviation tourism companies are owned and operated by Tim and Susan Joyce who came to Fiji in 2003. Tim holds Air Transport Pilot Licenses for both helicopters and aeroplanes, is a Grade One Helicopter Instructor and has over 16,000 hours flying experience with over 14 years of experience in Fiji. Tim is one of Fiji’s most experienced helicopter pilot with sound knowedge of Fiji. He has had extensive experience in tourism, general charter, aerial construction, mining support, search and rescue operations and specialist film work in Australia, PNG, India, East Timor and Burma and has run a number of charter companies and two flying schools in Australia.
With a combined fleet of 15aircraft, the Joyce Aviation Group is well positioned to offer the ultimate in aviation support for transfers, tours, Skydiving and Guest services. Skydive Fiji employs almost twenty staff from Tandem Instructors, Outside Camera man, packers to Admin and Operations staff.
Skydive Fiji is operating an especially modified Cessna aircraft which has been fitted with a large Continental IO-550 fuel injected engine to enable it to climb quickly to high altitudes. This large engine coupled with a three bladed propeller also means that the engine operates at a lower RPM on takeoff dramatically reducing engine and propeller noise.
The Cessna is also fitted with custom made in-flight opening door which not only enables comfortable skydiving operations but is ideal also for search and rescue operations and aerial photography. Skydive Fiji’s aircraft carries up to five skydivers. It allows two tandems and an extra camera person on each load.
Our new addition to the Fleet, DQ-VAN has the capabilities to double the load than our current aircraft DQ-JOY, the Air Van will ease the burden for most of our Group Bookings.