Help from above

The Helimission Foundation is a non-profit organization.
It has been using helicopters to help people in need in remote and inaccessible areas since 1971.

How we help:
By transporting patients and medical personnel
By supporting local organizations
In disaster operations
and lots more...

The foundation is funded by voluntary donations.
This is only possible due to the help of many faithful supporters!

We work with international and national relief organizations such as the International Red Cross (ICRC), the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR),  Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Humedica, the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit, OXFAM, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), CARE, Tear Fund, Save the Children, Feed the Hungry, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), etc. 


Helimission’s aim and purpose is to provide social, medical and spiritual aid to people in remote and inaccessible areas. Helimission is non-denominational and helps those in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

We currently operate three helicopter bases in Indonesia on the islands of Papua and Sulawesi as well as in Madagascar. The Foundation currently owns 7 helicopters.


From our bases, we support local organizations in the bush by flying provisions for them. In addition, we transport building material, medicine and medical equipment to supply and maintain bush hospitals.

Furthermore, we fly medical personnel into remote areas to provide treatment and preventive care to the local inhabitants. Many of our flights are to rescue emergency patients and accident victims.



Helimission is supported by voluntary donations. In order to help the poorest, those who use the helicopters usually only pay for the cost of the fuel.
Flights in disaster relief operations and for medical emergencies are generally undertaken free of charge.

The real costs for the flights are borne by the Helimission foundation thanks to our many faithful supporters.



Helimission in the Amazon

Imagine a huge, impressive river in the heart of South America. That’s the Amazon River in Brazil. It is not only the longest river in the world, but also the one with the most water! The Amazon could supply an entire city with water in one minute.

Fascination Helicopter Mechanic

For a helicopter to function reliably, many parts and components must work together. Each part is important and has a specific purpose.

Medical Help And More

Dr. Patrick was roused from his sleep in the middle of the night. Our medical team had been called because a woman had gone into labor.

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