Disaster Relief Missions

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Team was required to evacuate the offices in Sarasota, Florida and relocate to our base in Georgia. We’re available for helicopter aerial support services and relief efforts and are able to provide utility helicopter, fuel servicing trucks and rescue equipment, etc. for agencies that are in need of such services. All inquiries should be made via email to info@heliaf.com or phone at (503) 488-0555. Our regular office number is not available at this moment.

A wide and varied background allows Heli Aviation, with the essential elements necessary, to undertake all aspects of specialized operations required during disaster relief projects. We assist in distributing food and medicine for USAID projects such as in Haiti or other devastated areas. Successful recovery projects require the skilled utilization of many resources, including experienced personnel combined with the right tools.

Helicopters have become an indispensable aid for dealing with disasters. They particularly come into their own when they are put into operation during the initial stages after a disaster has taken place. People who have fallen victim to a catastrophe or are endangered by a disaster cannot afford to wait until a “clearer picture” of the damage has been established. In fact, the helicopter can contribute towards establishing this picture, and as a result should be promptly called out as soon as “a major occurrence” has taken place.

We have worked out procedures for rescue and disaster relief operations of all kind and are well prepared in advance – this gives us a response time of less than 48 hours to save considerable time that could otherwise have serious consequences.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • fly in specialists and vital equipment
  • transport personnel and equipment to rough terrain or inaccessible locations
  • fly out injured or endangered persons
  • carry out rescue operations and evacuations
  • ascertain the extent of the damage and report back to the operation command unit, indicating exactly what resources are required
  • investigate the possible access routes and the various organisation areas as well as the possibilities of closing off the area and diverting the traffic
  • identify any particular or possible additional (secondary) dangers, including those which could arise in the case of the damage becoming more extensive
  • transport experienced members of the rescue services to enable them to gain a rapid overall picture of the situation