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.



Fascinating Technology “Hands-On”

For flight training with our pilots, we often fly out to Bokondini which has a tarmac airstrip that is not utilized much anymore because the village now has road access. While our local Indonesian pilots were going through aircraft type training for the helicopters used by Helimission, we frequently flew to this airstrip. Scotty and […]

Twins Saved – Mother Lost

As the wife of a helicopter pilot, it is important to me first and foremost to support my husband and take care of the needs of the family. This takes more time and energy here in Madagascar than in Switzerland. In addition, I see plenty of opportunities to help people in need in my immediate […]

Getting Rich By Passing It On

In the 50-plus years of Helimission‘s history, we have had the privilege of building God‘s kingdom together with many greatly valued local people. Professionals such as accountants, pilots and mechanics have invested their knowledge not only in our work, but also in other people. In this respect, special thanks are due to our pilot and […]

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