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Commercial Helicopter Operations

Commercial Helicopter Operations


Heliworks has been operating in the Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park for 12 years and our team offer up a wealth of knowledge in the following types of commercial/charter helicopter work:

  • Filming / Photography Charters
  • Heli Hunting
  • Climbing Heli Transfers
  • Track Creation / Maintenance
  • External Load Ops

Filming / Photography Charters

Heliworks provides helicopter charter flights for photographers and videographers. Enjoy exclusive use of a helicopter and pilot to access remote areas and unrivalled scenery. Our pilots including lead Mt Cook pilot Mark Hayes have a wealth of knowledge and can show you the hidden treasures of the National Park. Use our enquiry form to discuss dates / flight times with our team.

Mt Cook Heli Hunting

Our pilots are experienced in the National Park and can assist hunters with remote drop offs and pick ups as well as gear and equipment transfers. Recreational hunters are allowed to hunt tahr and chamois year round in the Park (permit required). See the NZ DOC website for more information on hunting permits. In addition there are also a number of back country huts in the area.

Contact the team at Heliworks Mt Cook base and they will be able to give you individual custom pricing for your hunting party transfer.

Mt Cook Climbing / Mountaineering Transfers

The Mt Cook / Aoraki National Park is an experienced climbers dream and Heliworks has over 12 years experience of flying in this region. Aa a result we can provide expert mountaineering helicopter transfers for climbers up to the huts and landing sites throughout the area.

All charter flights are quoted individually. Please use our enquiry form to get pricing / dates for your adventure.

External Load Operations

Heliworks Mt Cook base helicopters are capable of lifting up to 1 tonnes and are equipped with remote controlled electric down lines. These offer a safer ops and quicker turnaround time.

The team can also assist with track creation & maintenance, aerial lifting operations and equipment transfers. For example they can be used to help with rock / debris falls, avalanche control, fieldwork and supply drops. Get in touch with the team to find out more.

Fleet / Pilot Capability:

  • Our helicopters are capable of lifting up to 1 tonnes.
  • Electric remote hooks and ground-to-air radios available as required.
  • We can also use remote-controlled electric down-lines, which offer a safer operation and quicker turnaround.
  • Most of our pilots have high altitude long line experience in places like Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Canada. Many have experience working within the mining and oil and gas exploration industries.

Please contact us directly on mtcook@heliworks.co.nz for more detailed information on the commercial helicopter services we provide.


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