A Touch Madness

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A Touch Madness by Keith Neylon. 'The inside story of a successful Southlander. A New Zealand Primary Industries Entrepreneur. t. "I first met Ned (Keith) in Queenstown's Eichardts Hotel in 1972. I knew nothing about helicopters, and he wanted a gutter. I had briefly shot from a Hillier for Tim Wallace in 1967 and went on to work for Ned as a shooter on venison recovery for five years. The venison recovery business in the '70s was as dangerous as it could possibly get. There were 39 crashes and lots of deaths in one year, with the industry coming under severe scrutiny by insurers, Lloyds of London. Ned sacked me at one time and then re-employed me. We have had our differences, but I retain terrific respect for him, both as a helicopter pilot and as a businessman. He reconded I did not start talking until i was 30, which he repeated often in the evening drinking schools at many South Island hotels we stay at over the years. The work was tough. When hunting tahr, the terrain was so steep; and in winter with snow and ice on the tops, then sometimes running out of power at six thousand feet with a full tank of gas - that sorted the men form the boys. With Stu McLeod as gutter, we worked brilliantly as a three-man team. From the Foreword: Simply the Best by Jacko MacIntyre.


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    Neylon, Keith
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    JUS Consulting
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