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Christchurch Helicopters

Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Christchurch Helicopters
Experience the joy of flying. Enjoy a variety of scenic flight options over the Canterbury region. View the rebuild of Christchurch City from the air, take control and fly a helicopter yourself, or fly into the spectacular Southern Alps for an adventure of a lifetime.
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Trial Flight

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30 minutes
from US$282.54

Christchurch City to Lyttelton

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25 to 30 minutes
from US$321.88
from US$536.46

The Grape Vine

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2 to 4 hours
from US$568.65
from US$679.52
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Hamish wrote a review May 2021
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Thanks to Jess for arranging the 2 combined flights. Jess went out of her way to make sure we got the best experience. We combined the Akaroa & Banks Peninsula with the Southern Alps which was breath taking. What topped the experience off was that we had Richie McCaw as our pilot. One of the nicest guys I have ever meet. Thanks again for a great experience Jess and Richie. Hamish and Karen.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Luke M wrote a review Sep 2020
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The weather wasn't playing the game in the morning, but Jess kept in contact regularly and made sure I could get up as soon as it cleared. Once I arrived, I was greeted by her friendly smile and made to feel right at home - until Richie McCaw stepped into the room. Fair to say I was somewhat overawed by his presence, however he is a very down-to-earth and personable bloke. After a safety briefing, we were soon flying towards the Southern Alps. He was quite informative, pointing out heaps of interesting things I would have otherwise missed, and he obviously knew how to fly that machine. And I'll tell you something for nothing, the views from up there were incredible. So much so that I was speechless for much of the flight. Just staring out the windows like an idiot. Flying in a helicopter so close to the mountains gives an amazing new perspective on "our backyard", and I encourage anyone who hasn't experienced it to give Christchurch Helicopters a call. You will not regret it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Christchurch H, Public Relations Manager at Christchurch Helicopters
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Thank you so much Luke for such an amazing review! We were honestly so pleased we could get you up there! You are so right about the views, they are pretty spectacular and am pleased you were happy with the pilot! Hopefully we will see you here again one day soon. Always welcome to have a turn behind the controls aswell!!
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11joannan wrote a review Jul 2020
Greater Wellington, New Zealand42 contributions2 helpful votes
We had booked for a morning flight but the weather didn’t play the game. Jess was brilliant at keeping us informed and came up with a new plan. We were extra lucky to have a ex rugby All Black captain as our pilot. Thanks so much for the flight.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Christchurch H, Public Relations Manager at Christchurch Helicopters
Responded 5 Aug 2020
Thank you for flying with us Jo! We are so pleased you all enjoyed it. Very happy we could make something work for you! Hope to see you all here again one day soon. :)
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Laura L wrote a review May 2020
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Review of: Trial Flight
We wanted to find an activity to do after the COVID-19 lockdown ended. Fortunately for us, Jess from Christchurch Helicopters happily scheduled trial helicopter flights for us the very first day of Alert Level 2. Our instructor, Scott, was very knowledgeable and encouraging, which made me feel more confident about flying a helicopter for the first time. During the Trial Flight, we flew over Christchurch City Center and practiced hovering drills. The entire staff was cheerful and enthusiastic about flying. The experience made us interested in learning to fly helicopters in the future. This is a can't-miss experience for anyone interested in learning to fly!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Christchurch H, Public Relations Manager at Christchurch Helicopters
Responded 17 May 2020
Thank you so much for flying with us Laura and Lucas! Am so pleased we could get you up in the air!! Hopefully we will see you both here again one day in the future! :)
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Vicki Garlick wrote a review May 2020
Ohoka, New Zealand1 contribution
The flight was a 94th birthday gift for Louis,my father in law, absolutley loved the flight up to an old ski field chest peak...awesome pilot Richie McCaw something my rugby mad father in law never stops talking about. Richie pointed out things of interest there and back and the boys felt safe. Jess made booking easy,paid a deposit to secure and kept us notified on the weather etc. Was put off one day due to fires in Canterbury and choppers were used but we were rebooked and kept in the loop. Awesome service, great choppers, took heaps of photographs etc...would highly recommend. They have a waiting area where people not going on the flight can wait if need be. Theres a great range of flights this one was about an hour nd half I think but it was cut shirt due to weather and other passenger was catching a flight!! But it was still awesome....😃
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Christchurch H, Public Relations Manager at Christchurch Helicopters
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you for flying with us! Was our pleasure to take Louis and Paul up in the air! We are so pleased you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you here again one day soon. :)
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