About

Welcome to KAS Helicopters, the West Kimberley's scenic, charter and airwork specialist.

Our mission is to give visitors the experience of a lifetime, showcasing the best the Kimberley has to offer from a unique aerial perspective, with highly skilled, experienced local pilots backed by a modern fleet.

Founded in 2007 with one helicopter used primarily for helifishing adventures around Derby, co-owners Adrian Crook and Dave Preedy seized commercial opportunities, growing the company to today’s multi base and multi aircraft operation.

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Backed by quality organisational and safety systems, our highly experienced local pilots, modern fleet and extensive facilities provide rotary wing solutions that will meet all your organisation’s aerial requirements. To find out more detailed information about us, download our capability statement.

Our Fleet

KAS Helicopters are safely stored in hangars and undergo rigorous pre-flight and safety checks prior to each flight. Scheduled minor and major maintenance is coordinated through our Head of Aircraft Airworthiness and Maintenance.

Bell 206 Long Ranger

Bell B206L Long Ranger

  • 1 in the fleet (VH-CKT)
  • Rolls Royce 250-C30P turbine engine
  • Up to 6 passengers and pilot
  • Range – up to 495kms
  • Cruise speed – 190km/h
  • Pop out floats for overwater operations
  • Quick fit stretcher for medivac & SAR operations
  • External Cargo hook
  • Dual VHF radios
  • WAERN radio
  • UHF radio
  • Sat phone
  • Spidertracks Satellite Tracking
Robinson 44

Robinson R44

  • 3 in the fleet (VH-ADC, ZVU. ZWU)
  • Lycoming O-540 6 cylinder piston engine
  • Up to 3 passengers and pilot
  • Range – up to 430kms
  • Cruise speed – 190km/h
  • Pop out floats for overwater operations (ZVU)
  • External cargo hook
  • Air-conditioning (ZVU)
  • Helipod / litter tray for external cargo 
  • Dual VHF radios
  • UHF radio
  • Sat phone
  • SpotGen 3 Satellite Tracking

Get in Touch

Broome Base Headquarters

Charter Aircraft Base,
Gus Winckel Drive, Broome

Derby Headquarters

Hangar 5, Airport Drive,
Derby Airport