Mining Support

The team at Fortescue Helicopters have a large range of aerial work capabilities and experience supporting mining operations.

We are also the only CASA approved charter operator based in the Pilbara region (refer to our charter page)

The company holds operational approval for:

  • Aerial Photography & Filming
  • Spotting of Fire, Flood, Flora & Fauna
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sampling & Surveying
  • Pipeline Inspection
  • Property Survey
  • Feral Animal Control
  • Frost Protection
  • Sling Load Operations

We specialise in and have extensive experience with sling loads and precision aerial lifting including drill rig construction and transport.

Utilising the cost effective R44 aircraft for the majority of this work, we have held several contracts to support in-field drilling programs in remote and isolated areas.  The cost efficiency we have been able to provide to our respective clients projects has gone a long way to ensuring the sustainability of their exploration programs.

We are able to supply larger aircraft for heavier lifting on request.

Tenement pegging, sample collecting and General site survey also make up a part of our day to day work.

Aerial shooting / Feral Animal Culling is another area in which Fortescue specialises in. We frequently support government funded feral animal control, conservation and culling operations. Fortescue prides ourselves on having a strong depth of local knowledge and ability to understand animal behaviour. As an aerial mustering company we naturally hold the highest standards of animal welfare in mind at all times and ensure we comply with industry best practice standards applicable to the work at hand.
Fortescue Helicopters has a range of aircraft to suit your needs.

With bases across our region no job is too big or small and we welcome all enquiries.

Fortescue Helicopters

Proudly established in 2014 incorporating the purchase of two existing West Australian helicopter businesses, Fortescue Helicopters is owned in a partnership and operated by Chief Pilot, Weldon Percy. Weldon has spent over 10 years flying helicopter and fixed wing aircraft and has a lifetime of experience in the cattle industry.