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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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 roar

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Summer Flight Packages are Here

Flight Packages are here for Christmas and the Summer months We have just launched a selection of Helicopter Flight Packages which are perfect for the Christmas festive season and warm summer months. Our summer packages make the most of the beautiful alpine settings we have on our doorstep and they

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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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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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Mighty Peaks of the South

Mountain flying is our specialty, we fly in and around the Southern Alps on a daily basis. Fly with us to explore two of New Zealand’s most spectacular peaks. What better way to explore these incredible mountains than by helicopter… check out some interesting facts on each mountain below:  Mount

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NEW – Alta Lakes and Lochnagar Photography Packages

Due to popular request we have now added the stunning destinations of Alta Lakes and Lochnagar to our wedding photography packages. Both these locations provide sensational backdrops to ensure the best shots on your special day!  Alta Lakes (Tarns) is a stunning alpine location. This special spot has small alpine

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Mount Aspiring at sunset…

Mount Aspiring at sunset is pretty sensational, check out this wee taster. Beautiful colours with a backdrop of ice glaciers and the magical Southern Alps!

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Training amongst the Southern Alps

Some of the stunning sights exploring the incredible Southern Alps… blue skies, ice formations and snow plataues! This video was taken by some of our Diploma in Aviation students during their cross-country flight training. Pretty incredible place to learn to fly huh!  

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Smiles all around…

Smiles all around in this awesome clip showcasing a couple of our favourite spots! Our Glacier snow experience and local flight to Coromandel Peak. Check out the views of pristine glacial waterfalls and ice formations. The iconic Coromandel Peak, boasting incredible views of our stunning lakes and the Southern Alps,

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Looking for a ‘WOW’ experience?

Check out our local glacier… one of our most popular flights all year around is to the spectacular Isobel Glacier. We are so lucky to have this incredible glacier within 30 minutes flying from Wanaka Airport. Landing on a glacier is an extremely unique experience. Take in the solitude and

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Do you dream of a career in aviation… make it happen in 2019!

If you dream of a career in the aviation industry look no further… Wanaka Helicopters is a world-renowned flight school situated in Wanaka surrounded by the spectacular Southern Alps! Graduate as a helicopter pilot with opportunities all over the world in tourism, agriculture, commercial operations, management and flight instruction.     

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Good morning…

A beautiful sunrise this morning while on standby for frost protection… keeping local vines guarded from the cold!

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Applications are open for our 2019 Diploma in Aviation!

Wanaka Helicopters has opened applications for our 2019 Diploma in Aviation! Have you thought about flying? Do you dream of being a professional pilot? Take the next step now! Applications are now open for 2019’s sought after Diploma in Aviation (Helicopter). Wanaka Helicopters is a world-renowned flight school situated in

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BX is looking good

BX is looking so good fresh out of it’s 12 yearly overhaul with a brand new paint job! We have missed BX over the last couple of months. Great to have this Squirrel back in the fleet!

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