ABOUT – FAMILY, TEAM & FLEET

PROFESSIONAL I RELIABLE I FLEXIBLE I EXPERIENCED

Our Team

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED – EMPLOYING LOCAL

Barossa Helicopters, a family-owned and operated business, invites you to experience the beauty of the renowned Barossa Valley. With over 35 years of expertise in aviation, we specialize in delivering exceptional visitor experiences.

Our priority is ensuring safe and affordable adventures while offering informative, helpful, and environmentally responsible services. As an accredited tourism business, we are dedicated to sharing our genuine passion for the Barossa and flying with every guest.

Our goal is to not only provide thrilling helicopter experiences but also to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Barossa region.

Join us and embark on an unforgettable journey where the thrill of flying meets the charm of the Barossa Valley.

Sandra and Peter “Goose” Kies

Goose started his flying career in the 1970’s with his father Ken Kies owning a fixed wing aircraft (Piper Archer II) privately. During the years of the Kies Family owning Karrawirra Winery, Gooses’ love for aviation grew with swapping a few cartons of wine for a flight in the Channel 9 Helicopter with the pilot who was picking up parachutist from our private air strip.

Gooses’ love of helicopters started then and there and intensified when he went for a scenic flight near Melbourne in the early 80’s!!  Goose then went on to become a commercial helicopter pilot in 1986.

And they say the rest is history! 

Sandra is the backbone of the team, Goose would be lost without her doing literally everything for him. From being the administration and ground crew in the early years, Sandra now is the chief baby sitter of her grand children.

Owner

Sandra Kies

Chief Pilot / Manager - Trade Partnerships

Bridgette Hasting

Pilot

Nick Throup

Owner

Peter "Goose" Kies

Front of House / Ground Crew

Billie-Jo Kies

Ground Crew / Pilot

Kye Herrmann

FLEET

ROBINSON R44 HELICOPTERS
 
No. IN FLEET: 4
SEATING CONFIGURATION: 3 passengers + 1 pilot (2+2)
CRUISE SPEED: up to 100 knots (190 km/hr)
MAX RANGE: approx. 2 hours / 400km
LENGTH: 11.6m
HEIGHT: 3.2m
WIDTH: 2.1m
Built in Torrence, California, USA Robinson Helicopters have sold over 6900 R44 helicopters world wide. The R44 is the most popular General Aviation Helicopter ever sold. 
At Barossa Helicopters we have flown over 13,000 hours in the Robinson R44 since converting our fleet in 2003.

BAROSSA HELICOPTERS ROBINSON R44’S ARE EQUIPED WITH:

  • Leather seats
  • Comfortable headphones
  • Airconditioning
  • Over water emergency pop-out floats
 
 
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Helicopter with holiday lights in the Barossa Valley South Australia

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Up until 24 December we are giving $5 from every flight booked & taken, as well as from every gift voucher sold to Backpacks For SA Kids!

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