AV8 Helicopters

We simply love to fly choppers, which is why we are in the aviation business, providing chartered helicopter flights, as well as flight instruction. Our office and accredited helicopter flight training school is based at East London Airport in the Eastern Cape. All our pilots and instructors are experienced, with suitable commercial qualifications. We pride ourselves on meeting all of our clients’ needs and fly 365 days a year whenever it suits you! We also are confident that you will find our rates market-related and cost-effective.

Whether you’re a VIP needing to get somewhere urgently or a photographer requiring an aerial platform from which to film, if you’re looking for the ideal way to start your Wild Coast holiday, or simply want to go for an affordable flight in a chopper with your mates, AV8 can supply you with just the thing!


Sometimes there is no better platform for a job or journey than a helicopter, and AV8 Helicopters is here to help you arrive at your destination safely and on time and to get your job done efficiently.

We are licensed, experienced and equipped to perform the following air services:

  • Advertising operations (e.g. banner flying);
  • Aerial patrol, air observation and aerial survey work;
  • Agricultural spraying, seeding and crop dusting;
  • Emergency air rescue, medivac and medical services (including the provision of casualty equipment and medical personnel);
  • Fire spotting, fire control and fire fighting;
  • Game and livestock selection, culling, counting and herding; and
  • Undersling and winching/hoisting operations.
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