Wellington Helicopters a division of GCH Aviation is synonymous with aviation in New Zealand and has been providing helicopter services to a diverse range of clients for the last 30+ years.

Wellington Helicopters can help you get items in and out of difficult to access locations.  Inner-city, residential, and rural areas are no trouble for us.  Examples of previous lifts include:

Spa pools, building supplies, diggers, concrete, gravel, air conditioning units and the list goes on.

We can assist in assembling and installation of poles and radio masts. We also conduct powerline surveys, aerial photography, and firefighting operations.

If you have a task that may need our assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  In the first instance we will come and do a no obligation, free site visit in the Wellington region.

Over many years we have carefully acquired a team of pilots with a diverse experience, back- ground and impeccable safety record, giving our clients the assurance that specific tasks will be completed with ease, precision, and the utmost safety.

Through continued reinvestment in our fleet of helicopters and support equipment, our skilled pilots are proud to operate a modern fleet of helicopters.  We strive to improve the safety standard by utilising additional safety equipment and systems, not found on all aircraft.



With a helicopter we can lift heavy items and construction materials up to 1,200 kg into difficult access locations.

Lines Inspection

Our helicopters provide access for lines-people to inspect power and overhead lines, and can hoist equipment for repairs and maintenance.

Fire Fighting

We are highly experienced in providing helicopter support services to fire fighting operations including remote locations and mountainous terrain

Wire Stringing

We have a wealth of experience in wire stringing operations in all types of terrain. With a purpose-built wire stringer accommodating any size drum.

Photography & Filming

Our highly skilled pilots are experienced in all forms of aerial filming and photography work.

Remote Access

We help with accessing remote locations safely and efficiently for equipment maintenance, supply drops, inspections and search and rescue operations


The safety of our staff, customers, and the environment are paramount to Wellington Helicopters parent company GCH Aviation. To actively manage the hazards and risks associated with operating throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, personnel use systems developed over the 30+ years of operational experience that GCH Aviation has in the New Zealand helicopter industry.

In June 2017 GCH Aviation were awarded a Diamond Safety Recognition Award by the New Zealand Aviation Industry Association for 30 years continuous service without accident to self, passengers, or crew.


For commercial operations / tourism enquiries please contact Dai Daniel – Base Manager

Phone:0800 FLY WLG or +64 4 472 1550

Physical address: Shed 6, Queens Wharf, PO Box 25636, Wellington 6140