The Team at Action Helicopters

Action Helicopters is based in the Nelson, Tasman region in the top of the South Island of New Zealand and is just an easy, 20 minute drive from Nelson Airport and only 4 minutes flying time to Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. Action Helicopters is also a real family affair. 

The business is owned and operated by brothers Syd and Dick Deaker and is a licensed Air Transport Operator. Both brothers are fully qualified, experienced helicopter pilots who love to fly all over this challenging and beautiful part of the country. Between them they have over 80 years experience of safely flying in New Zealand.  

Syd and Dick are warm and authentic New Zealand characters with a love for flying helicopters; combine this with their extensive experience, impeccable safety record and genuine passion for this country and you have all the reasons you need to fly with Action Helicopters. 

Our aircraft is maintained by Civil Aviation Authority (C.A.A) licensed maintenance operators. These guys know exactly what they're doing, and have the absolute highest standards. Also, o
ur aircraft is housed indoors fulltime. The McDonnell Douglas 500D (MD500D) helicopter is the most well respected and renowned aircraft for the type of flights we operate. It has a proven history of reliability within the industry and is regarded as a real workhorse that consistently delivers. 

We truly believe Action Helicopters is more than just another New Zealand helicopter charter operation. Action Helicopters is a living thing, it's a part of us, it's in our blood and it's all we ever wanted to do. We fly helicopters, because we love flying them, it's that simple, and that's what makes flying with us the ultimate experience.

We are Action Helicopters, and we want to extend our hand in friendship, and let you know that (as long as conditions are suitable) we are always ready to take you on a:

1. Trophy Trout Fishing Expedition
2. Hunting Safari Adventure
3. Scenic Tour
4. Heli-skiing, Ecotour 
5. Executive Charter, New Zealand wide
6. Caving Trip 
7. Industrial / Commercial project

Helpful links

Strike Adventure - NZ Fly Fishing Guides & Outfitters Since 1985
Phone: 03 249 7575


We can organise accommodation for you, please advise us if you require accommodation when you make your booking.