Who We Are

- Our Journey -

Family owned and operated with nearly 30 years experience

Helicopters Otago Limited have been operating in the Otago and Southland regions of New Zealand since 1990. We have grown significantly since beginning with one hire helicopter, to now owning and operating one of the largest helicopter operations in New Zealand. Graeme and Rosslyn Gale are the proud owners and directors of the company. With nearly 30 years experience in the aviation industry, Helicopters Otago possess a wealth of knowledge, and are dedicated to supplying our clients a focused professional business for air charter and commercial services throughout the South Island.

We have been successfully operating the Air Ambulance and Rescue Helicopter service for the lower South Island since 1998. The Rescue Helicopter is always on standby, ready to respond to serious accidents and medical emergencies, covering paramedic care over 66,500 square kilometers. Equipped with state-of-the-art search and rescue technology, we also provide a lifeline to people in need. We are immensely proud to provide these critical services to our communities, and to the people of Otago and Southland.

Our Fleet
Our Team