Remarks: A special day as Mount Cook Airline returns to Mount Cook Airport on schedule for the first time in 10 years. Its routing of CHC-MON-ZQN return was a 6 week trial over the summer to see if it was viable to return to MON on a yearly seasonal basis.
Remarks: I'm at a higher altitude than anywhere in my home country, Australia. Behind the PC-9 is New Zealand's highest peak, Mt Cook. This is one of the aircraft that can fly to the higher plains of the mountains and glaciers.