Avalanche Control

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Avalanche Control

mountain avalanche helicopter services

Helicopter avalanche control work can be a very challenging flying environment due to the lack of visual references, weather causing poor visibility and mountain conditions. Safety is always our primary goal.

Yellowhead Helicopters’ pilots have years of experience providing avalanche control services for the BC Ministry of Transportation and various avalanche control companies. YHL helps to reduce the hazards our roadways, railways, power infrastructure and resorts.

Heli-Skiing

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Heli-Skiing

Heli-ski avalanche bombing control

Helicopter heli-skiing and avalanche control work can be a very challenging flying environment due to the lack of visual references, weather causing poor visibility and mountain flying conditions. Safety is always our primary goal.

Yellowhead Helicopters understands the specific needs of small to large heli-ski operators.  Our pilots have years of experience providing heli-skiing and avalanche control services to resorts throughout the mountains of British Columbia.

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Helicopter Maintenance Services

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Helicopter Maintenance Services

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The helicopter maintenance and overhaul division of our operation is very much an integral part of our ability to provide a complete service package. Our team of skilled, experienced and OEM trained engineers not only provide hands-on support for our equipment at our facilities and in remote locations, they also maintain and repair aircraft & parts belonging to other helicopter service providers and private individuals alike.

Our services and approvals include, but are not limited to:

Bell certified maintenance customer service facility

  • Bell Authorized Customer Service Facility (Bell CSF)
  • Avionics
  • Parts Sales
  • Maintenance and Servicing
  • Post & Pre-Lease Inspections
  • Component Overhaul
  • Bell Epoxy Blue Coat© Authorized Application
  • Composite and Structures Repairs
  • Aircraft Painting

Our Maintenance department is Transport Canada approved to provide maintenance services for:

  • Bell 206 series
  • Bell 206L series
  • Bell 204
  • Bell 205
  • Bell 212
  • Bell 407
  • Bell 427
  • Airbus A350 series

Inquiries for Helicopter Maintenance and Services should be directed to Director of Maintenance, Curtis Fowler curtis.fowler@yhl.ca or Director of Supply Chain Management, Rob Parsons rob.parsons@yhl.ca Ph: 250-963-9884

Environmental & Wildlife Surveys

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Environmental & Wildlife Surveys

Wildlife surveys helicopter service

Our pilots are knowledgeable and compassionate when it comes to wildlife, and maintain a patient and calm demeanor.  They keep the animal’s well-being as their number one concern and are experienced to minimize the stress on wildlife.  Yellowhead Helicopters knows that creating a trusting capture team is a priority to ensure a successful project.

Yellowhead Helicopters works closely with government and industry sponsored environmental support programs.  YHL assists companies in evaluating the impact of land use and climate change, providing access to remote locations and a bird’s eye view.

  • Environmental Cleanup
  • Environmental Surveys
  • Silviculture
  • Camp Moves 
  • GPS Mapping
  • Infrared Scanning
  • Sample Collection
  • Wildlife Tracking & Monitoring
  • Wildlife Net Capture
  • Aerial Surveying & Photography
  • Flood Inspection & Control
  • Crew & Camp Transport

Aerial Photography & Film Production

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Aerial Photography & Film Production

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Yellowhead Helicopters understands that aerial photography is a valuable tool in a variety of fields such as land-use planning, environmental studies, surveillance, commercial advertising and surveying.  Our pilots have experience with the demands of filming and photography crews and the requirement to get that perfect shot.  Within our fleet are helicopters configured with sliding doors, allowing the ability to support filming harnesses and gyroscopic stabilized cameras.

Utility Support

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Utility Support

Aerial construction helicopter services

As a BC Hydro approved operator, Yellowhead Helicopters ensures that all its pilots stay current and qualified by taking “Flying in the Wire Environment” and Pilot Decision Making courses. We operate by a set of guidelines that meet and exceed the standards of the agencies involved in power transmission. We maintain a core of highly skilled individuals that will use the correct aircraft to provide you services in:

  • Power Line Patrol
  • Sock Line Towing
  • Airborne Surveys
  • Vegetation Management
  • Wildlife Survey & Control
  • Aerial Construction

Emergency Services

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Emergency Services

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Yellowhead Helicopters is equipped to provide emergency helicopter services from our network of bases throughout BC, as well as in remote locations across the country. We have been assisting government and private organizations battle forest fires, perform search and rescue operations and maintain wilderness security with experienced crews and well-equipped aircraft for over 40 years. A select crew of pilots is Parks Canada HETS (Human External Transport Services) qualified and we maintain Class-D Rescue services for Jasper National Park.

Our crews have extensive local knowledge in all of our service areas, and we work closely with organizations such as the BC Ambulance Service, the Provincial Emergency Program, local and national fire suppression teams and local SAR units in order to provide safe and efficient helicopter services during times of distress.

Part of our job at Yellowhead Helicopters is to help protect the public when the need arises and we take that responsibility very seriously. We make sure that our crews are provided with all the training and knowledge that they may need to help in an emergency. Our aircraft and equipment are maintained in pristine condition and our organizational structure is set up to provide front line, first response service.   When you are in need, contact us for assistance with:

  • Class-D/HETS Mountain Rescue
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Avalanche bombing
  • Forest Fire Suppression
  • Search and Rescue
  • Natural Disaster Relief

Oil, Gas and Seismic Exploration

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Oil, Gas and Seismic Exploration

oil gas exploration support

At Yellowhead Helicopters, we have the equipment and the expertise to get your oil and gas exploration project or seismic survey completed safely and efficiently. Our crews are experienced in extreme and remote environments with high production and understand the importance of timing and efficiency.  Our helicopter and operational support equipment solutions to support your Oil and Gas or Seismic project include:

  • Geological Surveying
  • Seismic Support
  • Drill Moves & Support
  • Sediment Sampling
  • Bird Towing
  • Crew & Camp Moves
  • Long Line Construction
  • Pipeline Construction & Patrol
  • Well Site Servicing
  • Environmental & Wildlife Surveys

Natural Resource Exploration Support

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Natural Resource Exploration Support

Mining mineral exploration helicopter services

Timing and efficiency are of great importance to organizations involved in natural resource exploration and development. At Yellowhead Helicopters, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with a personalized service that includes an infrastructure and support network designed to complete your project safely and efficiently.

Our crews are experienced in remote, high production operations and we will provide you with an aircraft that offers not only convenience and value, but a calculated safety margin as well.  We are the number one heli-services provider in mining areas with complex terrain such as Stewart, BC.  Our helicopter and operational support equipment solutions cover a wide range of possibilities, and include:

  • Mineral exploration
  • Drill Moves & Support
  • Staking
  • Sediment Sampling
  • Bird Towing
  • Crew & Camp Moves
  • Long Line Construction
  • Environmental & Wildlife Surveys

Forestry Support

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Forestry Support

Forestry helicopter services

In addition to fire fighting operations, Yellowhead Helicopters has the expertise, air crew and equipment necessary to provide support to all operations that make up the forest industry. We can custom fit aircraft and crew to your project and cover all your helicopter service requirements, including:

  • Cone Harvesting
  • Aerial Seeding & Fertilizing
  • Tree Planting
  • Drip Torching
  • Infrared Scanning
  • GPS Mapping
  • Telemetry
  • Crew and Camp Moves
  • Heli-Logging Support
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