Christchurch Helicopters are located at Christchurch International Airport, operating from the ‘The Heli Centre’ in the Harewood Aviation Park. We are the leading provider of Helicopter Pilot training in New Zealand and offer commercial work and scenic flights.
The team at Christchurch Helicopters love to share our local knowledge and spectacular scenery in our big backyard. Christchurch is considered the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand, with good reason. Our backyard is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking sights, braided rivers, mountain rangers, high country lakes, extensive farmland, rugged coastline and beautiful wineries, all within a short flight from our base. Our experienced pilots are excited to share their stories and backyard with you.
Christchurch Helicopters is an accredited New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Private Training Establishment (PTE) approved to deliver the NZ Diploma in Aviation. We also offer part time flight training for those who are still working or have other commitments.
Our philosophy has always been to provide quality flight training to the highest level, in a safe and welcoming environment.
We also offer introductory trial flight packages, you’ll fly with an instructor who will guide you through the take-off, flight, and landing phases of helicopter flight in one of our Guimbal Cabri Helicopters. They are great just for fun or could be a first step towards discovering if this is a career for you.
Christchurch Helicopter’s has been actively involved is the Kaikoura earthquake evacuation, firefighting including extinguishing the recent Port hills fire. Sowing and spreading, frost control and aerial surveying and research are among our day to day operations.