Many of our helicopters are deployed to various vineyards around New Zealand during periods of frosty weather.
We can help save vineyards from economic disaster during frost conditions by flying slowly over the crop. During cold and still conditions, the down draught from the helicopter causes the slightly warmer air layered above to circulate amongst the vines, reducing the likelyhood of frost damage. Helicopters are effective for frost protection for up to 50 acres at a time.
Because of the high demand for helicopters, it is advisable to call your local base well in advance to ensure availability.