15 Minute Local Scenic

Two fantastic experiences in one. The unique thrill of a helicopter flight and the breathtaking views of the Illawarra from above.

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30 Minute Waterfall Discovery

Explore the rainforest, rivers, waterfalls and gorges of the Illawarra escarpment. Witness the infinite expanse of the Australian Bush. Epic views from the mountains to the sea. See the beautiful green pastures of Jamberoo Valley.

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30 Minute Wollongong Coastal

Within minutes of departure you will be flying over the pristine sandy beaches of Australia’s South Coast; from Kiama in the south to Wollongong Harbour in the North. And always against the ever present backdrop of the Great Dividing Range

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45 Minute Seacliff Bridge

Discover the most spectacular waterfalls in the Southern Highlands. Fly over the steep canyons visiting Carrington, Belmore, Fitzroy and Gerringong Falls. See the rain forest, cliff faces, gorges and chasms of the Great Dividing Range.

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45 Minute Waterfall & Canyon Safari

From Kiama follow the spectacular sandy coastline to the north. As the mountains converge on the coastline, at the rocky base of the shear sandstone cliffs, lies the Seacliff Bridge. Breathtaking scenery and amazing views.

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Golf & Winery Tour

Golf played the way it should be. Tranquil surrounds, beautiful views and great company. And to treat youself afterwards, exquisite lunch, fine wine from the menu at Silo’s

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All flights sold on a shared basis
Private flights are available on request
Gift Vouchers Available

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.

Training Courses

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.

Ground School

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.

Please note:

  • 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)

Commercial Pilots License CPL(H)

Thinking of a career in Helicopters? You will need a Commercial Pilots License to fly for hire or reward. In order to be granted a CPL(H), you will need to be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Aviation Reference Number (ARN), hold a CASA Class 1 Medical and hold an English Language Proficiency of at least Student Licence Level 6, and have Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

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Helicopter Type Ratings

For student pilots who would like to train in their own aircraft or for PPL(H) or CPL(H) qualified pilots who would like to extend their portfolio, Touchdown Training also offers endorsements in the following aircraft

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Instructor Rating – CPL(H)

Before undertaking an Instructor Rating, you will need to hold a Commercial Helicopter Pilots Licence and have logged a minimum of 250 hours of flight experience (prior to sitting the flight test). You will also be required to have adequate knowledge of the seven CPL theory exam subjects.

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Low Level Endorsement

Low level training and testing can be conducted towards the issue of the Low Level rating. This course consists of 10 hours dual training covering all aspects of low level operations and emergencies. Airborne subjects will include into and out-of-wind operations, typical photographic profiles, emergencies and undesired aircraft states and recovery from same and general handling and manoeuvring. We also consider and advise on all legal aspects of low flying operations including any updates to your company Operations Manual to cater for low flying operation sunder your AOC.

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A to B Transfer

No matter where you are or where you want to go, you can cut down on a lengthy road trip by taking to the skies and travelling direct, door-to-door.

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Aerial Photography

Whether you are a professional photographer taking aerial photos for your client or an amateur photographer looking for a unique perspective, a helicopter can provide  the perfect shooting platform.

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Airport Transfer

The fastest way to get to the airport is in a straight line above the traffic. So if you want to maximise your time with family, friends or at the office before heading to the airport then a helicopter transfer is just the service you are after.

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Corporate Transfer

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.

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Joyflight Days

If you want to put your fundraising day on the map, Touchdown Helicopters has a fleet of helicopters available to provide joyflights for your event.

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Wedding Transfer

When its comes to the biggest day of your life, you want everything to be absolutely spectacular and that includes the arrival of the bride. Touchdown Helicopters will make sure she arrives at the alter on time.

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Aerial Crane

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.

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Aviation Refuelling & Ground Support

New to  Touchdown  in 2018 is the addition to our fleet of a 30,000L mobile fuel carrying semi-trailer. This comprises a Scania R480DG prime mover attached to a Holmwood Highgate BS32 tandem axle JetA1 fuel tanker trailer.

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Cargo Transport

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.

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Fire Control

During the warmer months, when the hazard of a bush fire is greatly increased, Touchdown Helicopters has its fleet of helicopters, ground support maintenance units and 30,000L JetA1 fuel truck on permanent standby, ready to react to support the community.

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Marine Transfer

The working harbour of Port Kembla was historically the beating heart of industry in the Illawarra and now with the increased use of the port, activity is steadily making a comeback to the heights of the coal and steel industry 20 or 30 years ago.

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Survey & Spotting

Touchdown Helicopters has many years of experience providing our helicopters as a platform for use in aerial survey and spotting applications.

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About Touchdown Helicopters

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.

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Events

July 4, 2018

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 […]

July 4, 2018

Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

If you’re after something a bit different and a great day out, you might want to consider a trip down to the picturesque Kangaroo Valley to pay a visit to the annual Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival. The […]

Latest News

July 4, 2018

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 […]

July 4, 2018

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 […]