Commercial Helicopter Flights

Specialist commerical and industrial helicopter flying


Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown specialise in many areas of commercial and industrial helicopter work.

Our pilots all have extensive experience in the following areas. 

  • Heavy Lifting – Remote longline available, Cargo pods, Cargo bins
  • Coastal & Alpine Heli transportation – personnel, supplies, equipment.
  • Agriculture – Frost protection, Orchard Operations, Mustering, Feral animal control 
  • Firefighting – Collapsible 1200L buckets & Simplex Belly tanks
  • Search & Rescue – Alpine Rescue & Recovery, Medical transfers.
  • Aerial Support – for hunters, fisherman, recreational National Park users, supply drops
  • Media & Film transport, Aerial Photography
  • Telephone & Radio Communications – alpine site support
  • Powerline Surveys
  • Geophysical Survey Flying - Attached Stinger areomag, bird towing & ETEM Loop towing
  • Avalanche Control - Reconnaissance equipment and personal transport including aerial bombing
  • Rock and Landslip Clearance 
  • Fieldwork for Department of Conservation
  • Track and Hut maintenance
  • Forestry Industries support - transport & supplies

For more detail download our brochure here, or to discuss further contact Chief Pilot, Luke McEwan on 021 557 367.

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Modern Helicopters

Coupled with the latest quality Airbus B3e Squirrels, modern equipment and 1000's of hours of flying in mountainous terrain, Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Queenstown have got your commercial needs covered.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters were previously involved in the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust for over 20 years which provides search and rescue and air ambulance services within the Southern region.