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About Jules Tapper
“Aviation adventurer with a briefcase” is one way of describing Jules Tapper. A 4th generation Southlander from New Zealand ,he has from early years had an enduring passion for the outdoors, aviation, tourism and business. He co-founded the Hollyford Valley Walk & his own bush flying operation in Fiordland, NZ. Twelve years in senior positions in the corporate tourism/aviation industry capped a fascinating journey all over the world. He has served nationally in senior aviation positions in both commercial & private sector representative organisations along with local area trusts & promotional groups. He has flown nearly 10,000 hours on over 130 different types of aircraft, helicopters, gliders and paragliders over five decades and is still actively flying in all disciplines. In the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours he was conferred an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his long service to aviation & tourism.
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