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Caroline Blanchfield
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About GCH Aviation

GCH Aviation incorporates our parent company Garden City Helicopters, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, plus our additional aviation operations extending through New Zealand and into the South Pacific. These include Garden City Helicopters Nelson, Garden City Helicopters Greymouth, Wellington Helicopters, Pacific Island Air Fiji and Vanuatu Helicopters, offering helicopter scenic tours, transfers, charters, and commercial helicopter services.

The Group also operates emergency air rescue and air ambulance services; Westpac Rescue Helicopter, NZCC Rescue Helicopter, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, and the New Zealand Flying Doctor Service. In addition, we are home to Canterbury's first full-service corporate Jet Centre, a gateway for private jets, purpose-built to service the South Island’s rapidly growing corporate aviation market. Our GCH UAV drone division offers state-of-the-art, high-resolution aerial imaging and inspection services, revolutionising business in a range of industry sectors.

GCH Aviation Group represents over three decades of exceptional aviation experience in helicopter and fixed-wing tourism, certified flight training, commercial, air rescue, and ambulance operations.

News Stories

Westpac Rescue Helicopter & Crew

Chief Pilot Neil Scott Honoured With Achievement Award

Garden City Helicopters Chief Pilot Neil Scott has been presented a lifetime service award by the AIA (Aviation Industry Association) for his contribution to aviation safety in New Zealand for the past 45 years.

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  • GCH Nelson Logo
  • Wellington Helicopters Logo
  • Pacific Island Air Logo
  • Vanuatu Helicopters Logo
  • Westpac Rescue Logo Black
  • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Logo Black
  • NZ Flying Doctors Logo
  • GCH Jet Centre Logo
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