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Why Choose HeliTrain?

We provide you with everything you need to get from start to finish in your helicopter pilots licence training, right here in Hamilton. Purpose built facilities, professional instructors and a real life practice location are just some of the reasons our students choose us…

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HeliTrain is the only dedicated training provider of quality helicopter pilot training in Hamilton, Waikato. Everyone has different ways and speeds of learning and therefore we offer a tailored approach to each individual. We have a strong safety culture and together with your fellow students and other local pilots you will become part of a very close knit local community of helicopter pilots. This is great for sharing knowledge and experience, learning from those who are, or were recently at a similar level, but most importantly having a few laughs with!


Years of Experience

Our team of dedicated and experienced instructors operate from our purpose built training facilities at Hamilton Airport.

Our commercially operating helicopter pilots provide aspiring helicopter pilots with the best possible foundation on which to build their aviation career.

Professional Training Provider

As a professional training provider, our programmes adhere to the strict NZ CAA syllabus. Commercial Pilot students are encouraged to gain as many Pilot in Command hours as possible during the course and to join us during commercial operations such as Frost protection work, underslung load work and scenic flights. We encourage a culture of safety and enjoyment, which ultimately leads to learning.

Our commitment to you is first-class safety standards, a professional environment at all times, and your excellence as a graduating pilot.

Purpose Built

Helicopter Pilot Training Facility


Our operating base is within controlled airspace at an international airport and there are great training specific areas all within 10 minutes flying.

Our modern purpose built training facility is at the busy Hamilton Airport adjacent to the main passenger terminal – the busy air traffic control zone provides outstanding real training that sets professional helicopter pilots up for the rest of their career.

Our fleet is modern, maintained to Part 135 air transport standards and available for private hire to all of our students once they are appropriately qualified. We operate an R44, with access to Bell 206, Bell 206L, AS350, Airbus H120 and H130 helicopters for type specific ratings or flight reviews. 

Why train in

Hamilton NZ

The cost of helicopter pilot training in New Zealand is still less than most other countries. The weather patterns in the central North Island means you are able to fly all year round. Hamilton is centrally located with excellent infrastructure links to many of the popular NZ tourist destinations.

The city boasts a University and Institute of Technology, so it has a young, vibrant feel with numerous nightspots, excellent restaurants and great sporting facilities. Finally, our purpose built facility is within controlled airspace at an international airport with a wide variety of training areas nearby.