Helimission's aim is to bring social, medical, and spiritual help to people in remote and inaccessible areas. Helimission is non-denominational and helps those in need without consideration of their religious affiliation.

Helimission operates in the following countries: Madagascar, Ethiopia and Indonesia. We are currently looking into other countries in which to operate.

Helimission has two main purposes:

1) Long term operations in remote areas

We currently operate 4 helicopter bases: on the Indonesian islands Papua and Sulawesi, as well as in Ethiopia and Madagascar.

From our bases, we support local missionary organizations in the bush by flying provisions for them - rather like a kind of taxi. In addition, we transport building material and medical supplies to supply and maintain bush hospitals.
Further, we fly in medical personnel to treat local inhabitants in remote areas. Many of our flights are to rescue emergency patients and accident victims. 

2) SOS operations in disaster areas
Helimission is a helicopter foundation registered in Herisau, county Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland. It is also registered in Lima, New York as a 501(c)3 institution. The foundation is exempt from taxes.
Since 2002, Simon Tanner, son of Ernie Tanner, is the manager of Helimission.

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