Aerial Work

AV8 Helicopters is licensed to perform the following air services:
Advertising operations
Aerial patrol, observation and survey
Agricultural spraying, seeding and dusting
Emergency medical services
   (including the provision of casualty equipment and medical personnel)
Fire spotting, control and fighting
Game and livestock selection, culling, counting and herding
Undersling and winching operations

Fire Fighting

AV8 Helicopters are able to provide helicopters and experienced crews for fire fighting contracts. In 2004, we were involved in fighting fires in the Matiwane area – a project that resulted in less than one hundred hectares of forest being lost to fire in that season.

Vehicle Recovery and Asset Tracking

AV8 Helicopters are able to provide helicopters and experienced crews for vehicle recovery and asset tracking contracts. AV8 regularly assists the Eastern Cape Provincial Traffic Department with air patrols during local festivals and sporting events, as well as tailing traffic offenders by air.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

There is no quicker way to hospital than by helicopter. AV8 Helicopters works with private ambulance services to provide this life-saving service. AV8 Helicopters is licensed to perform emergency medical rescue services.

Off-Shore/ Salvage Operations

Whether assisting the National Sea Rescue Institute in looking for an over-turned boat or air lifting injured sailors or passengers, AV8 Helicopters has the machines, equipment and experience to conduct off-shore operations.

In June and July 2005, AV8’s Alouette flew 200 hours helping in the salvage operation of the Kiporuso wreck off Hamburg on the Eastern Cape coastline