We are family

Nahanni Heli Adventures is family owned and operated by Werner Aschbacher and his wife Sunny Petersen. Born and raised in Austria and Germany, we have made our way across the world, guiding in Europe, Australia, South America and North America. The other members of the family are daughters Anika and Lynette, and son Lukas.

Another key player in our team is our helicopter pilot. He is a professional, commercially licensed, experienced pilot, who will fly you responsibly and comfortably, making your adventure fun and safe. Our pilot spends his time in base camp throughout the season, keeping daily tabs on his helicopter and fuel, and works with the engineer for the regular maintenance and checkups.

Outfitting isn’t our job; it is our way of life because of our love of wilderness, bush flying, wildlife and independence. Our commitment not only extends to our business and clients, but to the South Nahanni ranges of the Mackenzie Mountains, by which we are spellbound.

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