Adding a unique areal perspective to your Battlefields experience
15 January 2019 – 15 March 2019
Helivate Helicopter Services was established in 2011 in response to the ever-increasing helicopter charter, training, and hire market within Southern Africa. With an operational base in Krugersdorp, they are one of the leading providers of business helicopter flights and private helicopter charter in South Africa. The Helivate Team has a keen interest in South Africa’s military history, and are proud to partner with the Rattray family and Fugitives’ Drift Lodge to enhance guests’ battlefields experiences. Adding an aerial perspective of the battlefields and of the beautiful surrounding area is a fantastic addition to a battlefields visit.
Meet our pilot: Phil Birkner.
Phil is a 3900 hour pilot and grade 2 certified flight instructor. Phil’s interest in flying helicopters was sparked when he was doing his practical year of his Nature Conservation diploma, and was lucky enough to get on a flight with one of the National Park’s helicopters, flying back to base after a buffalo collaring mission in the Eastern Cape.
Since then, he has flown all over Africa- including the Congo, South Sudan, Angola, Mozambique, and Madacasgar. He has done VIP charter flights, government transfers, fire fighting, air ambulance missions, and anti-poaching work. We are thrilled to have Phil on our team at Fugitives’ Drift for the next few months; his Battlefields by Air tours are certainly something to experience.
All flights are subject to availability as it is weather dependant
Flight rates are per person
Minimum TWO people per flight
All flight rates include VAT
Fugitives’ Drift Tour Guide available at an additional cost
This is definitely the way to explore history!