Agricultural Operations

Spraying

The difference between an excellent job and a mediocre one can quite often come down to the amount of water used in the application of certain chemicals. Generally the more water required, the more expensive it is to apply that chemical e.g. Gorse and Broom applications. As helicopter operations are inherently expensive, it makes sense to do the job right the first time. That’s why Christchurch Helicopters only employ experienced pilots with farming backgrounds to ensure you get the job done with optimum results.

  • Brushweed spraying (Gorse and Broom)
  • Matagouri and Manuka
  • Kill sprays prior to Direct Drilling or cultivating
  • Insecticide/Fungicide application
  • Liquid Fertiliser
  • Nassella Tussock and Chilean Needle Grass
  • Wildling Pines

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470

Sowing and Spreading

We specialise in the precision placement of high analysis fertiliser. Using a helicopter enables farmers to target crops at the right time.

All you need is a front end loader and to order your fertiliser in 350-800kg bags for application where and when you want.

  • Urea applications
  • High Analysis Fertiliser applications
  • Seeding

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470

Mustering

Many of the pilot’s here at Christchurch Helicopters have either grown up or owned a farm in their lifetime, this gives them the knowledge and skills on how to work each animal species. We have a range of cost effective helicopters to muster stock in hard to reach locations. If mustering can be done from the ground we can fly shepherds and dogs to various locations to help assist the muster so that it is time efficient.

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470

Heavy Lifting

Using a helicopter to lift equipment to or from a site can deliver huge savings in both time and money.

Both big and small items can be transported to sites usually unreachable by land based vehicles. We have a variety of helicopters with a large range of lifting capability up to 1.5 ton on request.

Our twin engine aircraft also allows us to operate in built-up areas.

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470

Wilding Pines

Wilding pines have been named the most invasive plant species in New Zealand which requires immediate attention. Christchurch Helicopters has gained years of experience and prides itself in successfully treating these noxious plants in a safe and efficient manner.

Boom spraying is the most effective form of application when dealing with large, dense areas of pines. We operate multiple helicopters with boom spraying capabilities to treat large blocks efficiently.

Spot spraying – This technique works as an effective way to cover large, inaccessible blocks quickly. Our trained crew member operates our purpose built wanding system that applies chemical to the target trees. Our TracMap GPS system records each tree that has chemical applied to for proof of placement and provides the client with valuable data of the block.

Christchurch Helicopters can assist in ground control operations by moving people and gear into tight inaccessible locations. We operate a range of aircraft with basket pods, cargo nets and other equipment to cater for the clients requirements.

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470

Wild Animal Management

Christchurch Helicopters provides aerial wild animal management for land owners and environmental protection agencies to protect their land and New Zealand’s native vegetation. We offer various aircraft depending on the operations, such as our Guimbal Cabri G2 for cost effective operations to our MD520N. We perform aerial culling on a wide range of species including Canadian geese, goats, wallabies, pigs and tahr.

Contact dougal@chchheli.nz for more info

027 531 4406 or 03 359 0470