Helicopters for heli-skiing: Flights for dreams and reality
Surely we can all agree that a reliable helicopter and a well-trained pilot are needed when you are flying 3000 metres in the air!
That's why Heliksir uses only the best European helicopter companies and the most reliable and comfortable helicopters for your heli-skiing experience.
In the 2010 season, our flights were conducted under the leadership of the French S.A.F. Hélicoptères team, one of the world's leading companies in the civil aviation sector. SAF Hélicoptères was established in 1979 in collaboration with ski resorts and the government authorities for rescue missions in the Alps (Secours Aerien Francais – French Air Rescue). By constantly expanding their range of services on offer, the company has since become the leading European helicopter corporation (Service Aerien Francais – French Air Service).
In the 2011 and 2012 seasons we entered into partnership with another helicopter company entered: Swiss Eagle Helicopters AG company. It specializes in passenger and freight traffic for the public and private sectors. Established in 2002, the company enjoys an impeccable reputation thanks to its meticulous adherence to principles of transparency and fairness.
Our many guests have stated that the years of experience and world-wide recognition enjoyed by SAF Hélicoptères and Eagle Helicopters AG guarantee maximum comfort and safety in the following areas: first-rate pilots and qualified mechanics demonstrating a high level of professionalism and skills throughout the entire season.
We chose Eurocopter AS350 B3 Ecureuil as our main helicopter; it is a multipurpose light-weight helicopter with a single engine. It stands out for its excellent aviation and technical characteristics, flight safety, and low maintenance requirements. The AS350 В3 Model has a powerful engine with a digital control system and can take off, fully loaded, from a height of 7000 metres. It has also been adapted for extreme flying, including at high attitudes and in cold climates. Proof of this can be found in the fact that in May 2005 the French research pilot, Didier Delsalle, broke the world record for the highest ever take-off and landing as he landed his standard configuration Eurocopter AS350 B3 Ecureuil on the snow-capped peak of Mount Everest (8850 m).
Thanks to its speed and comfort, the Eurocopter AS350 B3 Ecureuil is one of the best helicopters in business- aviation and the perfect match for heli-skiing. This reliable and quiet helicopter can fit one pilot, one guide and four skiers.
In future seasons the Heliksir Company plans to acquire a new range of helicopter models in order to expand upon those services already available. The well-trusted legendary Aerospatiale SA 315B Lama, the flawless Eurocopter AS350 B2 Ecureuil, and the reliable and roomy Bell 212 all constitute an incomplete list of first-rate helicopters, which will soon be helping you to reach hitherto inaccessible peaks of the Caucasus mountains.
During their stay our guests will be accompanied by certificated pilots and engineers to ensure compliance with all the necessary flight safety regulations and timely maintenance of helicopters. Heliksir is the first travel agency in the Caucasus region to guarantee its clients a high quality service: maximum safety in accordance with the strictest world standards and unforgettable delight from flying high above the majestic snowy mountainsides.