Our Helicopters

Our Fleet


MD 500 E and D Model

Our H500’s truly are the work horse’s of Helisika fleet and unmatched in its class for versatility.  This very capable machine has been the preferred bush helicopter in NZ for decades. With its robust and compact design it’s perfect for any operation involving tight unprepared bush pads and rough uneven river landings.

With seating for 3 or 4 passengers + pilot it comes equipped with a pod for baggage and our max internal load of 400kg.
As well as being the ‘go to’ aircraft for transporting our hunting and fishing clients into the wilderness we also use our H500 for a variety of other tasks including survey work, agricultural spraying and fertilizer application, Contorta pine wand spraying, fire fighting, wild animal management and a range of precision lifting operations like human sling and beehive transport.

Max internal load: 400kg
Max external or hook load: Up to 500kg and dictated by conditions
Max seating configuration: 4 pax + pilot
Cruise speed: 110kts



The H130 is the perfect high end helicopter with the space to comfortably transfer 6 guests, fitted with leather seating and noise cancelling headsets. This helicopter is also fitted with side locker cheeks giving us the ability to carry more luggage.

Max external or hook load: N/A
Max seating configuration: 6 pax + pilot
Cruise speed: 120kts


AS350 FX2

Helisika’s first Squirrel helicopter was added to the fleet back in 2013 and was chosen for its true multi role capability, passenger/pilot comfort, exceptional visibility and proven strong reliable design.  Since then our 3 Squirrel helicopters have become the flag ship aircraft for the company performing many roles including general passenger transport, corporate charters, scenic flights, heavy lifting work, fire fighting, aerial filming and agricultural work.

Over summer it’s become a common sight to see the Squirrel come back to base after dropping off a party of hunters or fishermen and being reconfigured in minutes with carpet and leather seating for a corporate charter or spray gear installed for an agricultural job. It’s this versatility that makes the aircraft so critical to our operation.

With seating for up to 5 forward facing passengers + pilot and an external pod for baggage it makes it a good comfortable choice for longer charters.

Max internal load: 580kg
Max external or hook load: 750kg
Max seating configuration: 5 pax + pilot
Cruise speed: 110kts