Helicopters Otago offers expert Flight training and HUET training courses.

Flight Training with Helicopters Otago

Helicopters Otago Ltd is a great place to start your aviation experience. Training from our Taieri Airfield base we are able to provide the total training experience.

Taieri Airfield is an uncontrolled airfield with low aircraft volumes. This allows the students to gain confidence in a safe environment. The Dunedin International Airport is situated approximately 15 kilometres to the South and this provides experience when operating in controlled airspace.

We can provide training on a wide scale, from an introductory flight (Hands On Trial Flight) to a private or commercial helicopter licence. Our instructors can also help you obtain additional rating such as, instructors, sling, and type ratings in a wide variety of helicopters. For all information regarding flight training please click on the link below.

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HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)

The HUET Course uses our own specifically designed underwater escape module. The course is run in conjunction with the local dive training professionals at their purpose built facility.

The course includes:

  • Ditching Simulations
  • Straight in Ditch
  • Rollover / Inversion
  • Rollover / Secondary Exit
  • Straight in – Vision Impaired
  • Rollover – Vision Impaired
  • Sea Survival
  • Use of Emergency Flotation Equipment

Please contact Kevin Gale at or phone +64 3 4897322 for more information.