Merimbula Air Services can arrange the hire of various types of helicopter, ranging from light piston engine types to through to larger turbine powered machines.
Light Charter Helicopters (Piston)
Smaller helicopters (1-3 seats) are often powered by piston engines. These helicopters are economical and are particularly useful for aerial filming/photography and scenic flights/transfers.
Examples of these helicopters would be the Robinson R22 (ideal for photography) and the Robinson R44 (ideal for scenic flights, transfers, wine tours etc).
Typical helicopter charter rates for light piston helicopters are between $600-$1000 per flight hour.
Light Charter Helicopters (Turbine)
Most helicopters with 4-6 seats are normally powered by a single jet turbine engine, which gives a greater power output and increased reliability. These helicopters are ideal for general charter, utility work and corporate charters.
Common examples of this category of helicopter are the Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel and Bell 206 Jet Ranger.
Light turbine helicopter charter rates are generally between $1200-$2000 per flight hour.
Aircraft rates including scenic flights may be subject to a fuel surcharge.
All prices include GST.