Planning to travel by helicopter?

Heli-Challenge has a range of services tailored to meet your needs. We offer security, rapid service and comfort for all your personal or professional trips. Heli-Challenge can transport your passengers anywhere in France, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, and Spain all year round, regardless of your destination, and have the ability to transport groups for corporate seminars or incentive programs. Discover France and Europe from another angle.

TOURS OF FRANCE

Enjoy an exclusive flight to prestigious destinations in France

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Châteaux de la Loire

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Les Arcs

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Memorial Beaches

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Mont Saint Michel

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Reims-Champagne

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Paris

OUR GAP – TALLARD HELIPORT

SERVICES

Heli-Challenge has a range of services tailored to meet your needs.

AERIAL LINKS

  • To and from airports
  • Between ski resorts
  • Site-to-site

VIP/Business Trips

  • Links to and from your site (i.e. Relais Châteaux)
  • Round trip helicopter transfers in our region
  • Plane/helicopter direct boarding
  • Helicopter landing
With more than 15 years of experience, Heli-Challenge also specialises in urban aerial work. We adhere to strict quality standards that require us to employ recent and frequently maintained equipment. This equipment includes our electric slings and hooks, which typically do not require any external assistance to lay down loads (useful for applications such as logging). 

Aerial Filming And Photography

Helicopter photography and filming is one of our specialities. Helicopters are ideal for achieving dynamic and breathtaking views, and with our many years of experience, we can help you get the perfect shot.

Forest Firefighting

Partner to several fire departments throughout France, we offer quality service and professionalism that makes our company a key referral in this area.

LOAD LIFTING

Heli-Challenge offers load lifting services for all types of work. Our company has bases located in the Hautes Alpes region (in the Gap-Tallard, France airfield), in Paris (Porte de Sèvres), in the Savoie region (Les Arcs 2000) and in Marrakech (Morocco). Our fleet of helicopters used for lifting loads consists primarily of the Ecureuil B3 (AS 350B3), which is capable of lifting loads up to 1,300 kg. We are especially proud of one of our machines, which holds the world record for landing on Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,850 m. We also offer helicopters that are capable of lifting up to 5 tons.With our team of professionals and a fleet of specialised helicopters we can intervene in all types of environments for a variety of operations, including:

  • Installation of an air treatment station, rooftop air-conditioning unit, cooling tower, transformer, compressor, or heat exchanger.
  • Hauling wood, electric poles, damaged vehicles.
  • Positioning lamp posts, pylons, telescopic poles, candelabrum, telecommunication antennae, telco equipment, satellite dishes.
  • Installing a pool, spa, veranda, dome.
  • Transporting by sling of a large bag, pallet, concrete mixer, net, metallic nets, algeco, generator, vehicle, or damaged aircraft.
  • Transporting emergency supplies for rescue missions.
  • Transporting injured animals.
  • Transporting trees in containers.
  • All types of loads (chalets, roof structures and frames, materials for waterproofing roofs).
  • Acrobatic work: installation of avalanche protection, nets, walls, fences.
  • Unrolling cables.
  • Placement of fibre optics.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH

Heli-Challenge is deeply conscious of the environmental issues facing our world today, and we are committed to taking an environmentally responsible approach. Through our choice of aircraft and our procedures, both administrative and commercial, we are determined to leave as small a footprint on the earth as possible. Heli-Challenge has chosen to use a range of helicopters that are among the most efficient in terms of environmental and noise pollution. In 2013 we took steps to obtain the most demanding certifications in compliance with environmental standards in the tourism sector. And in May 2013, we redeveloped our company headquarters at the Paris Heliport to meet the most advanced environmental standards.

EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA) PART 145

In addition to our main repair shop, located in the Gap-Tallard (France) airfield, Heli-Challenge also has one other base in Marrakech (Morocco), where we service machines that belong to private owners, companies and government agencies.

Our technicians have been recruited based on their technical expertise. They regularly perfect their knowledge with training to continuously update their skills.

Our philosophy:

  • Quality equals passenger safety.
  • Meticulousness.
  • Rapid implementation.

MAINTENANCE

CUSTOMISATION

CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION (CAMO)

TRAINING ACADEMY

Heli-Challenge Training Academy is located at the Gap-Tallard airfield in the Hautes Alpes (05). This region was chosen for its favourable climate (300 days of sun per year) and for its interesting geography, since it is centrally located with respect to Sisteron, Barcelonnette, Valence, Grenoble, Lyon, Marseille, and Nice, and advantageous for diverse flight training conditions.

Heli-Challenge possesses the F.FTO.06.413 accreditation, which according to European regulations authorises us to train private and professional pilots, to ensure qualifications for a number of helicopters, to provide training for special activities, and to maintain these skills for all these courses.

Although the major portion of your training is performed using the Cabri G2, Robinson R44, EC 120B and AS350, Heli-Challenge offers you the possibility to train on other types of helicopters as well.

PRIVATE PILOT LICENSE
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE

STEPS TO SAFETY & SECURITY

  • HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE

  • ANTICIPATE HAZARDS

  • MEASURE PERFORMANCE

  • PERFORM CHECKS

  • PREPARE FOR DEPARTURE

OUR FLEET IN FRANCE

OUR TEAM IN FRANCE

  • Jean-Christophe MARTINET
    Jean-Christophe MARTINETTechnical Director
    • Olivier Caillard
      Olivier CaillardChief Pilot
      • Guillaume Martin
        Guillaume MartinChief Operating Officer
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