Hannibal Hayes: NZ's foremost chopper rescue pilot
Wednesday 8 May 2013 9:31 a.m.
Hannibal Hayes is a legend in his own lifetime – a fearless chopper pilot who has probably saved more lives than anyone else in New Zealand.
When a plane goes down in Antarctica, he is the man who leads the search; when a tramper is lost in Fiordland, he is likely to be first to the scene.
But if you want to make a television piece about him, there’s a problem: Hannibal Hayes never plays ball. Well, almost never. There is one person he can’t refuse.
Watch the video for the full report.
- Reporter: Samantha Hayes
- Producer: Hannah Story
- Antartica Camera: Adam Jones
- Fiordland Camera: Arthur Rasmussen
- Editor: Paul Enticott