World class flight training amongst the Southern Alps, New Zealand.
Wanaka Helicopters is a world-renowned flight school situated in Wanaka. Surrounded by the spectacular Southern Alps, mountain flying is our specialty. Family owned and operated since 1992, we are one of New Zealand’s largest and most experienced helicopter flight schools. Training is our primary activity, but we also offer commercial and tourism operations.
CEO and Chief Flight Instructor Simon Spencer-Bower is the country’s most experienced helicopter instructor. His team of eight B and C-category instructors are highly experienced and well regarded as instructors and commercial pilots. With the Southern Alps on our doorstep, we have the best daily opportunity to provide advanced mountain training. Exploring our backyard by helicopter is something most people only dream about, but for our students, it’s an essential pilot training tool on variable horizons and mountain wind patterns!