About Us


    Lake Macquarie Helicopters t/as Slattery Helicopter Charter is the Hunter Valley’s leading helicopter company with our primary base at Cessnock Airport, in the heart of Wine Country, Pokolbin.

    Operating seven (7) days a week as one of Lake Macquarie Helicopters two Charter and Tourism businesses, our professional history, proven customer service and 100% CASA flight safety record forms the basis of a successful operator in the well known and recognised Hunter region.

    With the expert leadership of our Directors and high hour experienced pilots, Slattery Helicopter Charter has positioned itself as a well respected aerial charter company. It is our years of hands on flight experience, our professional and highly regarded aircraft capabilities and the focus and dedication of our staff that make us leaders in safety, expertise and world class service when compared in the market place and industry.

    Slattery Helicopter Charters pilots and ground crew are trained to the highest standards and meet the annual proficiency’s set out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

    Each of our pilots hold
    – A current commercial helicopter license and aviation medical
    – Regular flight checks under the Chief Pilots command
    – Routine and emergency procedures assessment
    – Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
    – Crew Resource Management (CRM) and other required courses specific to any contracts and environments we are working in

    All of our pilots and ground crew have experience in customer service roles which ensures that they will provide you with a personalised, quality service every time.

    We proudly report that Slattery Helicopter Charter holds a 100% safety history with thousands of collective flight experience hours in not only helicopters but also planes, and in a variety of tasks and conditions.

    Slattery Helicopter Charter is certified to operate the following aircraft types.

    Our primary aircraft is the Robinson R44 helicopter.  This aircraft is a cost efficient platform for not only scenic and charter flights but also aerial photography, aerial film recording, aerial inspections and small cargo operations.  The helicopter’s sleek design and comfortable seating makes the aircraft highly suitable for a variety of flights where baggage is minimal and visibility is maximum.  The R44 cruises at 240km/hr and is able to carry the pilot and 3 passengers. Please review our Cancellation Policy for more information on passenger configuration.

    The AS350 Squirrel offers superb cabin comfort for up to five adults with a separate baggage area for medium sized luggage. It is a sleek and fast aircraft for luxury transfers and charters, and also offers incredible stability for aerial film and photography work. In addition, it is industry renowned as the power-horse for all types of sling lifting work whilst being lightweight and maneuverable to handle. This aircraft is truly an all rounder.  Due to the nature of the work suited to these aircraft they operate Australia wide.  Early bookings are essential for these aircraft for contract work.  The AS350 cruises at 240 Km/hr and can carry the pilot and 5 adult passengers.

    For more information on our aircraft, please CLICK to view or DOWNLOAD the following Aircraft Fleet Brochures.

     Download Robinson R44 Raven PDF | Download Eurocopter AS350 PDF | Download Bell 429 PDF

    Terms and Conditions apply to all Slattery Helicopter flight and packages. To read these in full detail, please click here.

    All published flight packages are priced on our 3 seat + pilot R44 helicopter. Pick up and arrival at locations or accommodation venues away from Cessnock Airport may incur an extra charge to the listed prices.

    It is important to check if your hotel/resort/B&B is located in this area, or if an additional fee will be charged for the extended travel time:

    Pokolbin Rothbury Lovedale Cessnock
    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Chateau Elan Potters Brewery Resort
    Cypress Lakes Resort Mercure HVG Leisure Inn Pokolbin Hill
    Sebel Kirkton Park Casa La Vina Harrigan’s Irish Pub & Accommodation
    Mount View Broke Fordwich North Rothbury Wollombi Valley
    Upper Hunter Newcastle Central Coast Port Stephens
    Somewhere Unique Cedars Mount View Wild Edge Retreat Bimbadeen Retreat
    Spicers Vineyard Estate Hermitage Lodge déjà vu Estate Blackwattle Retreat


    We can land at most locations and can arrange a VIP door to door experience for a small additional fee. Please CONTACT US  to make your enquiry.