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On 9 May, Mike Becker, the Chief Pilot and Flight Instructor at Becker Helicopters Flight Academy, landed his helicopter on Coolum Chase to deliver a scenic flight voucher to our State President, John Forrest.
The scenic flight, for four people over the Sunshine Coast, is just one of the valuable prizes being offered at this year’s St Vincent de Paul Cent Auction at Coolum.
It’s not the first timer Becker Helicopters has supported charities and causes. Recently ...
Becker Helicopters has been proudly associated with aerospace and aviation on the Sunshine Coast since 1995.
Most of the community recognises Becker Helicopters as a Pilot Training company. Our helicopters are a familiar sight around the coast.
In 2016 we generated over $20m in revenue for the Sunshine Coast.
Our core policy of in-house capability generation and investment means that our revenue remains in the local economy, where we employ over 100 people.
Becker Group is more than a pilot training academy, we are ...Continue Reading →
This Weeks ‘Noosa Today’ features a special guest on it’s cover – Becker Helicopter’s Head of Training, Captain Scott Summers.
Scott talked to Noosa Today about Military Service, ANZAC day, working with Becker Helicopters and Surf Lifesaving on the Sunshine Coast.
A key member of the Becker Helicopter’s senior management team, Scott’s extensive experience and dedication to his country and community shines through. Well done Scott.
As we lead up this ANZAC day, Becker Helicopters salutes and remembers our servicemen, Past and Present. ...Continue Reading →
Becker Helicopters Pilots spent a busy weekend in Northern Queensland helping local communities affected by Cyclone Debbie. Aiding efforts to restore basic services to communities, Becker Helicopter pilots have been flying at low-level working along power-line routes looking for damage and directing power workers to their locations so that they can be quickly fixed.
We send our thoughts and best wishes to everybody who has been effected by Debbie and will stay on the case, playing our part to help you recover.
Mike and Jan Becker are delighted to announce that Becker Helicopters operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO9001:2015 for our civil, para-military and military training courses.
While Becker Helicopters has always put quality at the forefront of everything that we do, we are delighted to be able to register with the British Standards Institute. This milestone provides our current and future clients with assurance that when they partner with Becker Helicopters the will receive ...Continue Reading →
Becker Helicopters is proud to support Cherish, an Australian charity leading the flight against gynecological cancer.
We are a major sponsor of The Battle beach volleyball tournament.
Join us on Friday 17 March at the Sandstorm Beach Club, Mt Gravatt.
The Battle is the signature event for the Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. Help fund research into more effective, less invasive and gentler treatment options for gynaecological cancer ...Continue Reading →
Those working in the Australian helicopter maintenance industry may have noticed a particularly special front page gracing the 2017 Precision Heliparts catalog.
The striking picture of a Becker Helicopters Bell 206BIII was taken to illustrate Rotor Downwash and has become one of our most popular images having also featured on the front of the Winter 2015 issue of the HAI Rotor magazine.Continue Reading →
Students at Pacific Paradise State School received a special treat when Mike Becker, Owner and Chief Pilot of Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy flew in to deliver ice creams and fruit to pupils, delivering on a Student Leaders ambitious campaign promise. “I was going to be in the Navy or Air Force” said Year 6 Student Theo Young, “but now, I want to work for Beckers”.
Jan and Mike Becker have been featured on the Queensland Government Business and Industry Portal website.
Becker Helicopters Services CEO Jan Becker was Interviewed by Women’s Agenda about her part in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women’s program 2016.
Captain Jan Becker’s CV is as impressive as it is eclectic: helicopter pilot, midwife, board director and CEO.
And that position offers her the freedom to pursue other opportunities – ...Continue Reading →
Congratulations to Capt. Scott Summers, winner of the Lifesaver of the Year award.
Check out the article from the Sunshine Coast Daily.
A NEWISH Sunshine Coast surf club has proven lifesaving is not about money, Ironmen or history – it’s about loyalty and the volunteers who patrol the beach.
Sunshine Beach Surf Club took out the most awards at the Sunshine Coast Surf Life Saving branch presentations this week, including best volunteer and ...Continue Reading →
Becker Helicopters have contracted with Specialist Training from Australia (STA) to provide a further 5 years of Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training for pilots from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of the National Guard.
Mike Becker (Chief Pilot Becker Helicopters) is quoted as having said:
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Pictured from left to right:
Sean P. Jones – Executive Director, STA
Jan Becker – CEO, Becker ...
Instructors inﬂuence the way we learn and prepare us for our careers. In this issue Helinews features an interview with ﬂight instructors James Orrom and Buck Rogers from Becker Helicopters.
When did you complete your instructor rating and how long did it take?
JO: I completed my instructor rating in 2010 and it took about two months. I was working full-time while I completed the combination of PMI (Principles and Methods of Instruction) briefs and ﬂying.
The following is an article by the Australian Business Review
The first day Becker Helicopter Services began business from an airport on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, it poured rain all day and co-founder Jan Becker was in labour with her second child. “I said to my husband, Mike, I don’t know whether this is good karma or bad karma,” Captain Jan Becker says. “But when is a good time to start a business? When is a good time to start a family?” ...Continue Reading →
“Starting a business from scratch is always going to have risks and for one Australian couple in Aviation it was not only risky but financially challenging. Almost twenty years later the sheer determination and the love of flying now has a running of Australia’s only internationally licensed helicopter training facility. They’ve trained more than 600 military pilots from across Asia and the Middle East and now they have big plans to target China. So how do they ...Continue Reading →
Early this year Capt. Jan Becker made a speech at the QLD Telstra Business Awards (on the 23rd of June 2014) – see video above.
We acknowledge and thank the Sunshine Coast Daily for the article.
TWO Sunshine Coast business owners are vying for a share in the $650,000 worth of cash and prizes after being named finalists in the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Award.
Captain Jan Becker from Becker Helicopter Services in Marcoola is finalist in ...Continue Reading →
Jan and Mike Becker small business owners – taking it to the next level.
The article read…
ASK ANY SMALL BUSINESS owner why they chose to give it a go and you’ll likely end up at the starting point. They believed enough in their ideas – and themselves – to take a risk. And it is a risk: slightly more than half of all new businesses reach their third birthday, and only a third grow their profitability year on year. But still, ...Continue Reading →
We thank and acknowledge change.org for the article and image.
PRESS RELEASE 3 June 2014
Marcoola based Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy has demonstrated its commitment to help young people get a start in their aviation career by taking on seven school based trainees though Acclaim Apprentices and Trainees.
Operated by Mike and Jan Becker, Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy is recognised both domestically and internationally as an innovative and highly successful aviation business.
Capt. Jan Becker said she and her husband were committed to ...
The following is an article by the Australian Financial Review and Anne Fulwood. We thank and acknowledge the Australian Financial Review and Anne Fulwood for the article and photo.
Photo Caption: Hats off . . . Jan Becker says, ‘We train more helicopter pilots per year than the Australian Defence Force and we do it three times faster and three times cheaper.’ (Photo: Glenn Hunt)
As a highly skilled midwife ...Continue Reading →
Pilots Kim Jorgenson and Niels Bunte (flying Night Vision Goggles) were unsuccessful in locating the missing plane last night. Four Becker Helicopter choppers resumed the search at 0500 this morning.
The following is an article from the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Photo Caption: AN ultralight aircraft and its pilot are missing after setting out from Caboolture for the Glass House Mountains.
POLICE have located the body of a woman at the scene ...Continue Reading →
The following is an article from the Sunshine Coast Daily.
Photo Caption: Becker Helicopters assisted with land crews in monitoring the fire on Noosa North Shore, Teewah yesterday.
A SUNSHINE Coast independent helicopter company was called to help contain a fire at Noosa North Shore.
The fire was burning through several hectares of dense national park near Lake Cooroibah.
Park rangers attempted to contain the blaze, although a change in weather sped up the fire and Queensland ...Continue Reading →
By Toby Walker
The Sunshine Coast will become a pilot training base for the Saudi Arabian National Guard in a contract worth over $100 Million. The first intake of trainee helicopter pilots arrived on the Coast this week to begin a 14-month course which will see them undertake advanced military pilot training at the Sunshine Coast Airport, and English classes at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Becker Helicopter Services will deliver the pilot training under a ...Continue Reading →
By Liliana Molina
Helicopter pilots tracking cars in South Africa and transporting corporate high flyers in Britain have got one thing in common – they’ve learnt their skills at Sunshine Coast-based Becker Helicopters.
The majority of the 450 students the helicopter school at the Maroochydore Airport has trained over the past eight years have come from overseas and encapsulates a growing trend for Queensland based professional services providers to look for expansion ...Continue Reading →
By Keith Wallis
East Asia Airlines is confident it will start direct helicopter services between Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen after the plans were approved by civil aviation regulatory bodies.
Andrew Tse, East Asia Airlines managing director, told iBusiness yesterday: “We are waiting for final approval from Beijing and an endorsement from the military. Most of the groundwork has been done.”
Mr Tse would not speculate when the green light could be given but said ...Continue Reading →
By Mechelle Webb
Cadet pilots from Hong Kong and Macau will start training on the Sunshine Coast next month after Marcoola helicopter school yesterday signed a five-year deal with two Asian companies. Becker Helicopters owners Jan and Mike Becker travelled to Hong Kong for yesterday’s signing with East Asia Airlines and HeliHongKong. The deal will see cadet pilots sent to the Coast to train for their commercial pilot licences so that ...Continue Reading →
Women witty and wise explored a gender agenda. Superior stuff, was KEN LORD’s adjudication
The Australian Institute of Management staged its fifth annual luncheon debate to mark International Women’s Day, and scored a sizzler.
More like a twister. The Sheraton couldn’t have squeezed a gasp into its ballroom, and there was a waiting list 100 names long. After five years, AIM has bullseyed a big one, an indication of this ...Continue Reading →
Jan Becker’s management skills were given due to recognition last year when she was nominated as a Manager of the Year in the 1999 Queensland Management Excellence Awards. To look at the Coast company founded by Jan and her husband Mike it is not difficult to see why. Becker Helicopter Services is one of only four helicopter training schools in Australia with VETEC accreditation and the only one in Australia approved to teach at remote sites. The company is a ...Continue Reading →
Coast couple carve out a niche with their helicopter training and charter service.
By Joanna Jones
Becker Helicopter Service, recent winner of a regional GIO Excellence Award for service, plans to expand overseas. Owned and operated by Mike and Jan Becker, the business has enjoyed enormous success since its inception two years ago. Based at the Sunshine Coast Airport, Becker Helicopter Service offers helicopter flight training along with tourism and charter flights.
It employs a ...Continue Reading →
The Maryborough Heritage Herald newspaper was named the QCCI and Queensland Apprenticeship Services Small Employer of the Year at the Wide Bay Sunshine Coast Final of the 1998 Queensland Training Awards on the Saturday night.
Member for Bundaberg, Nita Cunningham, presented the paper with its award at a gala presentation evening at the Brother’s Sports Club in Bundaberg.
The Maryborough Heritage Herald was one of eight winners announced at a gala presentation evening held at the Brother’s Sport ...
Fergus Ponder, winner of the Employee of the Year award, gave up his horse for a helicopter, then gave up land totally to move to the coast. His employer, Jan Becker, described him as “the dream person you want around”.
“He is excellent with the students, professional, an excellent pilot who takes care of the little things,” she said.
“He completes the team and makes it happen as much as we do, students come here because ...Continue Reading →