Heli-Hire (Tihoi Base) operates a Robinson R44 Raven 2 helicopter based at Tihoi on the Western Side Western Bay Helicopters is a small operation based on the western shore of Lake Taupo.
Operating an R44 Raven 2 Helicopter, we cater for a number of cliental. As a developing business we offer a friendly, professional and down to earth service. Chris and Cyn welcome all new and prospective clients to contact us and find out what is on offer. Western Bay Helicopters has been established since 2011 and provides clients with a professional level of service to reflect the values of both
Operating as usual
First crew in this Autumn pig hunting. 10 pigs and 3 deer. Few stags still roaring. Pigs in good condition. Perfect for training young dogs on. 🐷 🚁👍
2022 Pureora Roar done and dusted. Some nice animals bought out in the last few days. First party of Pig hunters in this morning. Nice work everyone for keeping it safe in the bush and around the helicopter. See you all next year👍👍🚁
Fert bucket back on tomorrow!
Heli Hire Ltd - Tihoi Base - Ground Crew Job Opportunity - Start June 1, 2022.
Not such a good Easter if you were a stag in Pureora.😂
A collection of heads from the past few days.
Few hairy looking buggers (and stags!) coming out before Easter. Pureora still providing. Keep safe out there over these next few days. 🚁
She’s all go this weekend. 🚁
Early start to spray then back to get all these keen fellas out. Lots of happy parties. Pureora producing the goods👍👍🚁
HXB and IWB meeting up in Tokoroa this morning. 👍🚁🚁
Local lads getting it done in Pureora. Time to go back to work😂
Second person out this afternoon. Keeping up this standard might be a bit tough for the next few weeks.
No pressure on the 3rd and 4th parties to come out🤣🤣
First person out of the bush today for the 2022 Roar. Not a bad start at all. 🚁
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This morning’s pick up. Happy Hunters. Roar spots filling up fast. Text if your looking for a spot. 🚁🚁
Heli-cropping paddocks looking good after recent rain. This was a mix of Swede, Kale and Plantain.
All getting a nitrogen boost today. 🚁
Beautiful morning for spraying before it heats up again. 🚁
Evening call out to help restore internet from Kaahu last night.
Parked up outside the Lakeland House Restaurant at Tokaanu. Local couple having a special night out. 🥂🥂
Busy day to finish the week. Helicropping paddocks starting to look mint after sowing mid October. Over 300 ha completed this year.
Some good shots from Pig Hunters who flew in over the weekend. 👍🚁
All set for a busy summer👍🚁🚁
Best time of the day. Loving the early starts this week at a number of different locations around the Western Bays. Even managed to fit in the 1 st innings of the semi final in the cricket. 👍
Flight test done. Our little business is growing. 👍❤️🚁
Successful ground run. ✅ Tail Rotor and fan balance done. Flight test next up. Looks better in blue. 🚁
October is getting busy with plenty of variety to keep it interesting. HXB also getting put back together ready for test flight in a couple weeks following it’s overhaul. 🚁
HXB back from the paint shop. Should be back in action by mid November. 👍🚁
Some awesome spots to do Mahi this week. 🚁
We are continuing to operate as an essential service during lockdown. Just a reminder that there is no face to face contact during level 4. Please text Chris order numbers for Fert, and if you are not using Tracmap then a text photo map is fine. We are in contact with Fertiliser depots and will follow guidelines provided by them for pickup’s. Being organised is the key so book in early even if jobs are a few weeks away.
Unfortunately no hunting trips until we drop a few levels.
Stay safe everyone. We have been here before. 🚁🚁
Making grass grow with a pretty nice back drop today. 🚁
Big day spraying thistles in IWB. 👌
Some of our Heli Cropping results from seeding in October.
Winter pasture spraying tips. “Don’t put off pasture maintenance “
A great winter hunting comp to get involved in 4-6 June. We are giving away a fly in hunting trip into Pureora as one of the lucky draw tickets. 🚁🚁
Awesome photo of HXB while being used for night training this week.
Nice to have IWB back in action after new paint, new interior and overhaul.
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