Airwork

Becker Helicopters has extensive approvals in place and highly experienced pilots who are endorsed to conduct a range of airwork services. Be it tourism, filming, emergency, or a commercial lift job – we can do it.  When hiring a helicopter, getting the job done quickly and effectively saves you money.  Becker Helicopters has pilots with a depth of experience and the range of aircraft / configurations to achieve this.  We can also provide crew training and/or ground training for your staff.  We will work out the best options for your job to get the job done safely and quickly, with the result you want.  If we don’t believe we can do your job efficiently, we’ll suggest someone who could.

We are approved and have the skills and the aircraft to conduct the following operations:

  • aerial advertising
  • aerial incendiary work
  • aerial photography
  • aerial spotting
  • aerial stock mustering
  • aerial surveying
  • dropping of articles
  • feral and diseased animal control
  • frost protection
  • powerline inspection and stringing
  • search and rescue operations
  • sling load operations, and
  • night vision goggles operations.

Which means we can offer the following airwork services:

  • Fire Fighting and Fire Fighting Support

    Fire Fighting and Fire Fighting Support

    With our AS350 Squirrel we offer water bombing, mapping of fire fronts and fire fighting support. Because we are approved to use Night Vision Goggles (NVG) we can also offer these services at night.  With experienced fire fighting pilots we endeavour to work closely with fire fighting agencies, forestry, emergency services and other local bodies for the best possible outcomes in fire suppression.

  • Aerial Incendiary

    Aerial Incendiary

    Using either a SEI Red Dragon or a Simplex Drip Torch 5400 we can conduct forest management or hazard reduction prescribed burns from the air.

  • Aerial Survey and Inspection

    Aerial Survey and Inspection

    Gas pipelines, transmission lines, fault work, ad-hoc patrols, property, waterways, roads, forestry and anything that needs to be viewed from the air can by done efficiently and accurately by a helicopter.  All our aircraft are equipped with Spidertracks (automatic flight following).

  • Storm and Emergency Response

    Storm and Emergency Response

    We have a large fleet of helicopters based on the Sunshine Coast.  We can mobilise quickly to respond to an emergency. We have a track record of being available when most needed and have been involved in Queensland Flood evacuations and surveillance, bushfire emergencies, marine disaster response, and storm and cyclone damage patrols.  We can respond day or night.

  • Ground and Crew Training

    Ground and Crew Training

    We can provide helicopter safety awareness courses and crewman training for your operational staff, as required.

  • Search and Rescue

    Search and Rescue

    We have a large fleet of helicopters that can be mobilised for grid searches and have been tasked in this regard by AMSA.  We are CASA approved for night work and the use of night vision goggles, which means we can work into the night, respond to a night emergency, or survey for grounded aircraft after sunset.

  • Filming/Photography

    Filming/Photography

    With experience in still and motion filming and photography we are able to offer a helicopter that suits your budget and needs. We are also able to arrange a variety of camera mounts for the motion picture industry. If you require us to also provide a photographer we have several local professional photographers to choose from.

  • Aerial Crane and Lifting

    Aerial Crane and Lifting

    The helicopter is able to get your load into or out of small, hard to get at locations. We are often asked to lift in spa pools and pool tables to rooftop apartments or do ship to shore transfers. The replacement or installation of airconditioner units and advertising signs also is a task we often complete.  Depending on the weight of the load you need moved we can advise on a helicopter that can do the job.

  • Mineral Exploration and Sampling

    Mineral Exploration and Sampling

    We can provide an aircraft and crew for stream and soil sampling, geo survey, grid lines, boundary patrol and other mining support work.

  • Events

    Events

    We can work up a package with you for your corporate event or function where a helicopter would add value to the overall impact for the day.  We can supply the ground crew, marshalling and ticketing facilities.  Because these events are usually based around a particular day, good planning and good weather usually play an important role so contacting us early is important.