About AHNZL training

We are a fully commercial company operating in the Wairarapa, North Island NZ, as an operator we were continually being asked if we offered any training for working around helicopters, after some investigation we teamed up with LandSAR NZ to become a trainer of the unit standards course’s 423 safe work with helicopters &20388 working with aircraft at emergency incidents.

We began tutoring these courses in 2018, and the courses have grown in popularity which has seen us taking training all over NZ at satellite bases


Our lead tutor Jason Diedrichs holds a certificate in adult education and training - level 4, which allow us to deliver the NZQA unit Standards; he is also the Co-Director, Chief Pilot, and Operations Manager for a busy commercial helicopter company.

Jason has many thousands of hours of flight experience on all manner of helicopter operations, including Search & Rescue, Fire Fighting, police operations, Civil Defence, Backcountry and remote locations, agricultural operations, all manner of G.O.V.T and local bodies operations all the way to tourist flights.

Jason’s breadth of experience over his career of hands-on first-hand knowledge underpins the training, so all questions are welcome.

Management Personnel
Director/CEO: Sally Diedrichs
Director/Chief Pilot: Jason Diedrichs

Lead tutor
Jason Diedrichs

Jason Diedrichs (JD)
Jarod Angland