Anderson Helicopters

helping you access new Zealand's

West Coast


Providing a world-class helicopter service on New Zealand's rugged West Coast since 1989.

AHL are a locally owned & operated helicopter company providing services throughout the South Island primarily from our two West Coast bases. Our Main base of operations is Hokitika Airport with a satelite base in Stillwater, 10 minutes drive from Greymouth.

We operate 6, 4 & 3 passenger seat helicopters with lift capabilities of up to 1250Kg.

Our highly experienced pilots can carry out just about any job involving a helicopter, from Precision lifting of materials into the Southern Alps to flying tourists around our beautiful landscapes.


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Whether you're wanting to take some friends on a backcountry hunting adventure or want a tower constructed in a hard to get place, contact us for pricing and advice.



Recently we used your firm to fly a party of three senior trampers out from Serpentine Hut. (Fletcher was the pilot of the R44).

Fletcher did an excellent job in relatively unpleasant weather, getting us out safe and sound, and we really appreciated his efforts.

Both of us were most impressed by the overall standard of professionalism and piloting ability demonstrated by Fletcher and the presentation of the helicopter.

Should the occasion arise again that we require a helicopter in your area, you can be assured we’d have no hesitation in using your services. As well, we will certainly recommend you to fellow tramping friends.

Many thanks
— Paul Knox,Charlie Ledbrook and Ian Fussell
Just a note to say many thanks for the work you have done for me in the past & more recently with my daughter’s wedding & guest flights. Many of the guests had never been up in a helicopter before & arriving back on the ground they had nothing but praise for Fletcher & the scenery during the flight.
— Alan Summers
It was fantastic working with you and your team this season. We really appreciate how easy it is to work with you and the high quality of service you provide, in particular helping us at short notice with retrieving our students from behind flooded rivers.
— Mark Jordan - National Outdoor Leadership School
THANK YOU so much for your services on the 17th August. We really appreciate you helping us to get over the hill. Great flying skills Fletch!! Many thanks..
— Greg, Renee & Family


your in safe hands

Our pilots are all highly experienced and dedicated to providing a safe service.

With a minimum of 5000hrs flying experience, our pilots are capable of any task in our sometimes demanding environment.

To learn more about our team, click on the button below.


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Take a look at what we do & the exciting places we can take you.

About AHL

west coast helicopter operators since 1989

In June 1989, Anderson Helicopters was established to take up the opportunity to provide Agricultural and Air Transport services that were no longer being offered by Kevin's previous employer in the Westland Area.

  Fortunately, as Kevin had been Pilot / Manager for the previous operator since it set up its base on the West Coast, he attracted a number of former clients to help establish his new business.

Kevin's previous flying experience had also taught him the necessity for having excellent ground backup support. Which is why Sandra Anderson became an integral part of the new business.  Fletcher Anderson joined the company full time as a pilot after completing his commercial pilots licence in 2001.

  Kevin,Sandra & Fletcher have dedicated themselves to offering clients the highest standards of professional, yet personal, service.