FAQs

CAN I BRING A CAMERA AND TAKE PICTURES?

Yes, absolutely! You may take photographs and/or video throughout your HELICORP NZ flight. If you would like a picture of you in front of the helicopter please ask our staff who will be pleased to help while ensuring all guests stay safe.

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL FLIGHT FOR US - CAN I ARRANGE FOR CHAMPAGNE?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide alcohol but if you let us know your requirements we can make arrangements with a licensed caterer. Let us know your ideas and we’ll work with you to make this an unforgettable experience that exceeds your wildest dreams!

DO YOU FLY AT NIGHT?

Our CAA passenger certification does not allow this. While we have helicopters and pilots certified for night flying for commercial work purposes, we must plan to complete all passenger flights before it gets dark due to changeable weather and strict CAA rules for weather conditions at night.

WHAT SORT OF WEATHER PREVENTS YOU FROM FLYING?

We can fly in most conditions but not all. Basically if you cannot see in it – we cannot fly in it. Our pilots keep a very close eye on the weather conditions and we will try to give you as much notice as possible if your flight has to be rescheduled. If we cannot fly due to adverse weather, and your booking cannot be transferred to another suitable date we will give you a full refund.

DO YOU REQUIRE PASSENGER AND LUGGAGE WEIGHTS?

Yes. Each helicopter has a maximum weight limit and the total passenger and luggage weight allowable will depend on the travel distance and amount of fuel required. A Passenger Detail Form will be included with your booking so you can provide the information which will allow our staff to ensure correct loading and balance limits are maintained.

CAN MY CHILD TRAVEL ON MY KNEE?

Any child under 24 months of age is welcome to ride on an adult’s lap at no charge. Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.

WHERE CAN YOU LAND?

We must have written permission to land on public or private property, while adhering to many other strict CAA rules regarding landing and taking off.

The area should allow sufficient clearance, that is not over a built up area, for the helicopter’s safe approach and departure, plus a clear flat area where it can touch down. If you have an unusual landing site in mind please discuss this with our experienced team who will be able to look at all the factors and advise you if it’s a safe and feasible landing site.

HOW SHOULD I BOARD OR EXIT THE HELICOPTER?

Your pilot or a member of the Helicorp Team will give you a full safety briefing before you board the helicopter.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

You may bring handbags, or very small bags, cases or backpacks into the helicopter. Booked in luggage will be stowed in the luggage compartment.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture all of the great views!

I’M DEPARTING FROM THE HELIPORT, IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

Yes, free parking in front of the Heliport is provided for Helicorp clients

CAN I FLY IF I AM PREGNANT? ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGERS?

Helicopters fly at lower altitudes than airplanes so it is usually fine for pregnant women to fly as long as they are comfortable wearing a seat belt. If you have any concerns please check with your doctor.

Please make us aware of any passenger medical conditions such as limited mobility, epilepsy or heart conditions. In some circumstances you may need to seek advice from your doctor to make sure you’re fine to fly.

ARE HELICOPTERS A SAFE WAY TO TRAVEL?

Yes! Helicopters are among the safest transportation modes available, and are the most widely used air rescue vehicles in the world. All our helicopters and pilots are fully certified by the NZ Civil Aviation Authority with regular safety checks and audits undertaken.

Helicorp is proudly accident and incident free since its formation in 2002.

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