Our Fleet

Our Fleet 2018-04-05T22:43:48+00:00

With a helicopter fleet capable of carrying groups of 2 to 7, Compass Heli Tours provides unique backcountry adventures around British Columbia and offers charter flights and sightseeing adventures, glacier kayaking, heli fishing, ice cave experiences, camping trips, weddings and engagements, and so much more. D.K. Heli-Cropper Int’l Ltd provides, maintains, and crews helicopters for casual hire with Compass Heli Tours Ltd. Owner/operator Nicolas Drader is also employed with D.K. Heli-Cropper as part of the family business and acts as Chief Pilot.

BELL 230

Note: This helicopter is not currently available for charter.

The Bell 230 is our largest helicopter and is perfect for families or groups of 5 or more. There’s also a room for all your cargo!

Twin 700HP engines for safety, 7 passenger luxury seating, roomy cabin with large windows, air conditioned, 37 cubic feet of internal cargo compartment storage, external load capable, useful load 3000lbs, fuel burn rate 350L/hr, 240km/hr cruise speed, endurance 2.5 hours, range 600km.


The Astar Helicopter is the most versatile helicopter of the fleet. It is well suited for sightseeing, transporting small groups and their gear to the backcountry, as well as professional aerial cinema and media.

5 passenger seating, air conditioned, 30 cubic feet of internal cargo compartment storage with optional additional 22 cubic feet of external cargo storage, doors-off flight capable for media/photography, Cineflex and Shot Over Mounts, external load capable, useful load 1950lbs, fuel burn rate 175L/hr, 220km/hr cruise speed, endurance 2.5 hours, range 550km.


Note: this helicopter is available for utility work only.

With its large glass windshield, the Hiller offers incredible aerial views and is ideal for small group tours.  2 passenger seating, external cargo racks, doors off flight capable, external load capable, useful load 1370lbs, fuel burn rate 95L/hr, 130km/hr cruise speed, endurance 1.5 hours, endurance with extended range tanks 2.5 hours.

From glacier kayaking and glacier cave exploration, to heli fishing and camping adventures, we provide visually stimulating and unrivaled outdoor adventure tours around our province. Let us help you to create memories that last a lifetime. Come fly with us today!