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 with a total of 6 helicopters: two bases in Indonesia, on the islands of Papua and Sulawesi, and one in Madagascar.


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.



Überraschung am Morgen

Anfangs April flogen wir zwei Teams in den Regenwald. Wir starteten bei schönstem Sonnenschein in der Hauptstadt Antananarivo, doch das Wetter in Madagaskar sorgt immer wieder für Überraschungen … Am 2. Tag unseres Einsatzes galt Androrangabe als unser Ziel. Trotz falscher Koordinatenangaben fanden wir das Dorf. Die Bewohner hatten einen schönen Platz auf einem Feld […]


Schon länger trage ich eine Vision mit mir herum, dass verschiedene Organisationen als Einheit zusammen praktische Hilfe leisten und so ein Zeugnis von der Liebe Gottes sind. Wenn wir als Piloten mit Teams in Madagaskar unterwegs sind, sehen wir oft Menschen, die ärztliche Hilfe benötigen, denen wir als Helimission jedoch nicht direkt helfen können. Nebst […]

Zyklon auf Zyklon

Grosse Sturmtiefs, in diesem Erdteil Zyklone genannt, suchen Madagaskar alljährlich zwischen Januar und April heim. Nach dem der Zyklon «Batsirai» enorme Schäden angerichtet hatte, wurden wir vom Entwicklungshelfer Luciano angefragt, die von ihm betreuten Gemeinden zu besuchen, um sich einen Überblick über die Schäden zu verschaffen. Weil aber schon Zyklon «Emnati» im Anzug war, mussten […]

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