Products and ServicesCuisine
Groups, Singles, Tourists, Travellers, Couples, IndividualsKinds
Twin Engine Aircraft, Single Engine AircraftActivities
Heli-hiking, Helicopter Tours, Cruises, Wine Tasting, SightseeingCredentials Granted
Private Pilot Licences, Commercial Pilot Licences, Flight Instructor CertificatesAttractions
Helicopters, Tourist, TouringRegions
Mt Cook, ChristchurchServices
Lifting, Search & Rescue, Private Lessons, Airport Transfers, Training, Air Charters, Charters, Commercial Pilot Training, Licence Renewal, Licencing, Pilot TrainingAircraft
Multi-engine Planes, Aerobatic Planes, Single Engine AircraftClasses
Instructor Training, Night Flying, Instrument TrainingMarkets Served
Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Nelson
About GCH Aviation
Established in 1983 as Garden City Helicopters, a well respected NZ premier helicopter operator delivering quality service on time and without complication! Now registered as GCH Aviation, an umbrella brand representing Helicopters, based in Christchurch, New Zealand and a large number of associated aviation operations extending through New Zealand and into the South Pacific
These operations include Garden City Helicopters Christchurch, GCH Aviation Nelson and Coastwide Helicopters Greymouth, Wellington Helicopters*, Kaikoura Helicopters, Pacific Island Air Fiji and Vanuatu Helicopters. The Group also represents emergency air rescue and air ambulance operations: Westpac Rescue Helicopter, NZCC Rescue Helicopter, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter and the New Zealand Flying Doctor Service plus GCH Aviation Jet Centre and GCH UAV drone division. Operators of a Bombardier Challenger Jet throughout New Zealand and the world.
We service all aspects of tourism and charter flights, air ambulance and rescue operations and commercial flying services as well as further expansion into fixed-wing aircraft charter operations.
We provide scenic flights to some of Canterburys most magic spots including Whale watching, Mount cook, adventures, Hot pools, Winery lunches, Christchurch earthquake tours and much more.
We also offer certified helicopter flight training and ground school training plus specialised helicopter training procedures.
For more information on our services please visit our website or call today
What makes us different
GCH Aviation is internationally renowned for our helicopter and private jet services. Our specialty areas are scenic flights, commercial flights and air ambulance and rescue operations. Private Jets and Jet Centre. We pride ourselves on our health & safety procedures, efficiency and cost-effective services. 2021 winners of the 100% Pure New Zealand Qualmark Awards and the only aviation company to hold the prestigious Helicopters of New Zealand Diamond Safety Award. With operations in New Zealand, Fiji Vanuatu.