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Roar Hunting Flights – All You Need to Know for 2024

2024 Roar Flights for the Upcoming Season All You Need to know about booking your flight with Wanaka Helicopters or Backcountry Helicopters In 2022, we proudly welcomed Backcountry Helicopters into the Wanaka Helicopters Group, extending our operations to an additional base in Makarora. As we gear up for the 2024

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How much does it cost to get a helicopter pilot license? you interested in training to get your private or commercial helicopter license, but you want to know how much it may potentially cost you to train?  Below we have broken down an estimate of how much it will cost you for both our private helicopter license and getting your

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West Coast & Wanaka Roar Blocks 2024

The 2024 West Coast Roar Blocks have just been allocated and the Wanaka Roar Ballots are closing on the 3rd of November 2023. In partnership with our sister company Backcountry Helicopters, we are now taking bookings for the 2024 season. Departing from a range of locations, we can service all

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Flight Training Information Evening

Join Wanaka Helicopters and Learn To Fly NZ instructors for a free information session on both rotary and fixed-wing flight training. We will be discussing all of our flight training options, our Diploma in Aviation for both rotary and fixed-wing as well as answering any questions you might have. Throughout

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Graduate Profile – Jeremy Ingle

  Our graduates from our Diploma in Aviation course end up all over the world flying in different areas all gaining invaluable experience. Jeremy was lucky to grow up around aviation so it is no wonder he decided to later study the Diploma in Aviation. Both of his parents worked

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Now Offering Aerial Agricultural Services

We are excited to announce that we are now offering aerial agricultural services to add to our broad service offering here at Wanaka Helicopters. Since the beginning of Wanaka Helicopters in 1992, as a family-run business, our focus has always been on supporting and providing services for our local community.

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Women Fly to new Heights Training as Helicopter Pilots

DISPELLING MYTHS ABOUT WOMEN FLYING HELICOPTERS Despite strong headwinds in the past, five women who share a passion for aviation are determined to fly to new heights as helicopter pilots here at Wanaka Helicopters. It is a big deal to have a group of women training at the aviation school

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The Best Winter Scenic Flying in 2022

The Best Winter Scenic Flying in 2022 We have been lucky enough here in Wanaka over the last few weeks to have received a hefty amount of snow to kick off the 2022 Winter Season! One way to really explore the best of what our region has to offer in

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Welcoming Back International Students

Welcoming back International Students here at Wanaka Helicopters. We are so excited that borders are now open and we can start welcoming back international students to train with us here at Wanaka Helicopters. We pride ourselves on being a national leader in Rotary training and our international students play an

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Graduate Profile – Jared Fallaver

Our graduates end up all over the world flying in different areas all gaining invaluable experience. Jared’s fascination with helicopters came as a child when the local search and rescue helicopter was based next to his house. Thinking helicopters were “pretty cool” he had some private lessons in his early twenties, bought

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Wanaka Roar Heli Trips 2022

With the Roar approaching quickly the excitement levels are building with local hunters and visiting hunters into the area for their annual roar trip. If you haven’t yet got around to booking your heli drop into your block then we still have limited availability for some helicopter trips so get

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Packing for your Hunting Helicopter Trip Packing for your Roar Helicopter Trip Each year we get excited for the roar trips we do and we get excited for our clients heading into the bush for a week of hunting. These trips are highly anticipated and sometimes if it is your first heli drop for the

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Diploma in Aviation 2021 Graduation

Diploma in Aviation 2021 Graduation Here at Wanaka Helicopters we have just had our most recent graduates celebrate their achievements of the past 18 months with their official graduation ceremony on Saturday the 6th November at the Wanaka Airport. Our 2021 graduates started their Diploma in Aviation back in 2019

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Graduate Profile – Charlotte Newbold

  Our graduates from our training options end up all over the world flying in different areas all gaining invaluable experience. Charlotte remembers the day her aviation career began, undertaking a trial flight at Wanaka Helicopters. Charlotte undertook private training at Wanaka Helicopters to gain her commercial licence and was determined

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Wanaka Roar 2022

The 2022 Wanaka Roar Ballots are open and due to to close on the 5th of November 2021. If you are looking to arrange your helicopter transport in and out or one way to your Wanaka Roar block for 2022 our experienced team are happy to help. We can arrange

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2022 Diploma in Aviation Applications Open

Aiming for an aviation career? Join NZ’s most experienced helicopter flight school for a Diploma in Aviation.  Pack your CV with skills for pilot opportunities in search and rescue, sling operations, tourism, agriculture, mustering, flight instruction, surveying, and charter flights. Build your mountain experience amongst the spectacular Southern Alps! Applications

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Wanaka Helicopters is delivering a AS355 Twin Squirrel 3 day ground course NEXT WEEK 16th, 17th, 18th June 2020. This course is an official ground course prerequisite for a twin squirrel rating. The course will be delivered by Darryl Sherwin who has multi-thousand hours of experience as a Commercial Pilot,

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Hunting Update May 2020

Hunting Update  There are excellent numbers of animals around and now is a great time to hunt rutting Tahr and Chamois whilst keeping a look out for big Red Stags feeding up post ROAR. Don’t panic if you haven’t got out for a hunt yet, there’s still time to get

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We are back in full operation from Level 2!

We are back in full operation from Level 2! Our team are excited to get back to business and take to the skies again! Wanaka Helicopters Limited is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, contractors and customers. Please see our expectations below to maintain

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Flash Course – Principles of Flight

FLASH COURSE – PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT  If you are self-studying towards your Principles of Flight ASPEQ exam and need some additional support and structure, we have the course for you! Wanaka Helicopters is offering a four week online course covering Principles of Flight for PPL and CPL level. We will

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Wanaka Helicopters COVID-19 Customer Policy

Wanaka Helicopters COVID-19 Customer Policy 20th March 2020 As we experience the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand Wanaka Helicopters number one priority at this time is keeping our staff, students and clients/customers safe and healthy.  For this reason we have put into effect a strict policy for

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Come and see us at Wanaka’s A&P show!

One of the highlights on Wanaka’s event calendar is nearly here. The Wanaka A&P Show, one of the South’s largest agricultural and pastoral shows will be showcasing the region’s best on the 13-14th March set amongst the spectacular views from Wanaka’s lakefront! Incredibly this year marks the 83rd Wanaka A&P

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Wanaka Helicopters takes supreme award at 2019 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA 1 December 2019 Wanaka Helicopters takes supreme award at 2019 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards Longstanding local business Wanaka Helicopters was crowned Supreme Winner at the Ignite Wanaka Business Awards on Friday night (November 29). The nationally recognised helicopter training and scenic

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Qualmark Gold for Wanaka Helicopters

We are elated to receive news this morning we have been awarded the Qualmark Gold Award. We are extremely proud to be recognised for our commitment to delivering an exceptional service to our customers through sustainable tourism, health and safety and our customer experience. Big thanks to our awesome team

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New Zealand’s newest commercial helicopter pilots!

Congratulations to Sam Wanklyn, Theo Darling, Logan Stirling and Josh Axtens for completing their Diploma in Aviation and CPL’s this week. A fantastic achievement for these guys who have been working hard for the last eighteen months. We have another four students from this 2018 intake who will be sitting

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