Touchdown Helicopters is a small and friendly, privately owned company, with a can-do attitude, applying professional values to our everyday operation. We offer a full range of scenic, charter and aerial work services from our base here at Wollongong Airport, ideally located in the heart of the Illawarra region of NSW, and less than 2 hours drive south from the centre of Sydney.
Jervis Bay & Winery Adventure
Fly over the blinding white beaches of Jervis Bay. Then R&R at Silo’s Restuarant. Return via the rugged mountain ranges of the Illawarra Escarpment. Exhilarating scenery from the air, inviting and relaxing locations on the ground, food beer and wine to content every palette.
Silos Winery & Waterfall Tour
Fly from Wollongong to Silos Estate Restaurant. A coastal scenic flight one way and rugged mountain terrain, majestic waterfalls, ominous gorges and dramatic rocky cliff faces on the way back. See the rolling foothills of the historic Kangaroo Valley, the wood and iron Hampden suspension bridge and the quaint villages of Berry and Jamberoo.
About Touchdown Training
Touchdown Helicopters acquired Aerowasp Helicopters in 2016 to bring helicopter training back to the Illawarra. Aerowasp Helicopters now trades as Touchdown Training.
Touchdown Training offers a full range of pilot training courses for both the commercial and private helicopter pilot alike. As well as rotary PPL and CPL courses we also offer helicopter type endorsements, Instructor Ratings, Night VFR rating, Sling Ratings, Instructor Training Endorsements etc . And if you can't get to us, then we can come to you.
If you would like help getting through your aviation theory exams we also have a ground school available, offering either full PPL and CPL theory courses or else customised support to get you through those theory components which are more challenging than others.
- All flight training conducted under AOC No. CASA.TAAOC.0516-10
- All flight training and assessment conducted pursuant to Part 141 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR)
30 Minute Trial Introductory Flight (TIF)
A Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) can either be a one-off flight experience for some or a “taste test” for a future career for others. Whatever your reason for wanting to sit in and take control of a helicopter, it is the experience of a lifetime.
Sling Load Endorsement is conducted in the AS350 Squirrel and will include up to 10 hours dual training covering Vertical Reference Flying, short, medium and long line operations. Additional considerations include equipment limitations, weight and balance issues, aircraft performance and operation.
Arrive rested, relaxed and prepared. A corporate transfer is a fast, personalised service for the busy business executive who needs to get to their destination as soon as possible according to their own schedule. And if that includes your staff team, then we have a large fleet of helicopters to get you all there, all together and all at the same time.
Touchdown Helicopters is able to provide a transport solution for the delivery of cargo when all other options are unavailable. Whether delivery is required to remote locations without road access, or to communities isolated due to weather events or even if road access is unavailable due to the bulk, size and shape of the cargo, then a helicopter delivery may be the best option.
The ubiquitous helicopter is used as a work horse across a multitude of industries due its large lifting capacity. When used for industrial or commercial purposes, the helicopter will typically have a hook fitted into its underbelly which can then have various types of payload attached using a long cable or rope.
i98 Illawarra Convoy
i98FM’s Illawarra Convoy has been a much-anticipated community event on the Illawarra calendar since it’s inception in 2005. The 2017 Convoy which was held on Sunday, November 19, raised an astounding total of $1,928,492 for The Illawarra Community Foundation. The newly formed […]
Wollongong Airport – Airline Services Re-Commence
Fly Corporate has just been announced as the airline operator which will provide regional flights to and from Wollongong Airport commencing in November. This is a fantastic win for Wollongong Airport and for the Illawarra as a whole. Such a […]
Touchdown attends HUET Training
To help maintain the highest levels of safety awareness, preparation and readiness, Touchdown Helicopters aircrew recently attended the Westpac Rescue Base at La Perouse to undergo Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). The course began with a classroom session comprising attendee’s […]