Mining and Exploration

Mining and Exploration support are at the heart of Fireweed Helicopters.
Our fleet is made up of proven dependable workhorses, meticulously maintained.
Our pilots have many years of professional experience in all aspects of the industry.

We are renowned for offering innovative and cost effective solutions to difficult logistical problems.
Our fleet is equipped with on-board Sat-phones, Real time sat flight tracking, moving map GPS and FM radios for dependable communications.

Fireweed Helicopters - Serving the Mining and Seismic Industry of Northern BC and the Yukon
fireweed helicoptersCamp Mob-in and Mob-out

Nothing can beat our Bell 204C for pound per mile cost. Lifting 8 drums of fuel , 3200lb net loads and with a large interior cargo space, it makes moving even small camps very efficient.

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Fireweed Helicopters - Serving the Mining and Seismic Industry of Northern BC and the Yukon
fireweed helicoptersFly-camps

Most small fly camps can easily be mobbed in with the 206’s or 500's. Fly-camp repositioning can be combined with resupply runs.

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Fireweed Helicopters - Serving the Mining and Seismic Industry of Northern BC and the Yukon
fireweed helicoptersDrill Moves

Diamond Drilling is the mainstay of most exploration programs. We have very extensive experience moving all types of drills to all sorts of inhospitable places. Drill weight and target altitude will help determine which helicopter is best suited to your program. Each year we have a number of helicopters committed to season-long drill programs for major exploration companies.

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Fireweed Helicopters - Serving the Mining and Seismic Industry of Northern BC and the Yukon
fireweed helicoptersStaking

2 x 2 posts are still an integral part of Yukon exploration. Our Bell 206’s and MD 500's are best suited to staking. The 500D and 520N are particularly good at working in tight locations.

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Forest Fire Suppression

Now called Wild Fires, but we are old-school. We have worked extensively with Provincial and Territorial Wild Fire departments right across Canada. Our entire fleet is equipped with complete communications and fire suppression gear.

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Wildlife Management

Fireweed has a long association with Wildlife management in the Yukon. Our Dawson base manager and pilot Scott Dewindt, is a specialist in darting and live capture.

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Communications

Whether initial tower set-up, large site refuel, engine change or an emergency maintenance run, our pilots are mountain trained and experienced to do the job safely.

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Tourist Flights

Fireweed Helicopters is not a ‘Scenic Flight’ operator such as you would see in the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. However, the Yukon is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, particularly around the Klondike.

Our Dawson base does do some scenic flights over the Klondike Goldfields and Tombstone Park. These are based purely on availability as the base is very active during the summer.

Please call the base directly to check the schedule.

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