HAI Heli Expo – 2019

Catch Captain Mike Becker at the HAI Heli Expo from March 4 – 7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

Mike will be presenting at this year’s Heli Expo as part of their selection of Professional Education courses.

HAI Professional Education courses target issues of specific concern to helicopter operators, pilots, managers, maintenance and safety professionals, and transitioning military, and provide information essential to success in today’s rapidly changing operating environment. In 2019, HAI is offering 20+ different courses, taught by some of the ...

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Jan Becker recognised on Australia Day : Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Jan Becker who was recognised in the Australia 2019 Honours List.
Awarded with the Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia.


Mrs Jan Maree BECKER, Yandina Creek QLD 4561

For service to community health through neonatal organisations, and to aviation.

Neonatal organisations:
  • Founder, Midwife Vision, current.
  • Instructor, Neonatal Resuscitation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, current.
  • Clinical Midwife, Amana Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, current.
  • Nurse, Buderim Private Hospital, July 2013.
  • Former Nurse, Nelson Polytechnic, ...
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Off Planet Simulation Bell 206 Synthetic Trainer.

Off Planet Simulation, a member of the Becker Group of Companies, is proud to announce the completion and certification of our Level B helicopter flight simulators.

Off Planet Simulation brings together engineers and pilots, developing cutting-edge simulation solutions designed to meet real-world training needs. The flight simulators were been developed to set new standards for fidelity levels and breadth of training available from a Level B synthetic training device.

Everything about this simulator achieves the goal of fully immersive flight training in ...

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Becker Helicopters Expand into South Australia

Becker Helicopters is pleased to announce that over the next 12-24 months it will be establishing a commercial and flight training operation in Whyalla, South Australia.
This has been a collaborative effort between Becker Helicopters, the Whyalla Council and Defence SA. South Australia offers a perfect location for the business to further grow and expand.
Any employment opportunities available in South Australia will be advertised in due course on the Becker Helicopters web site.

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Congratulations Scott Summers, Surf Life Safer of the year!

Becker Helicopters own Capt. Scott Summers was recognised in August with three Surf Lifesaving honours:

  • Queensland Life Saver of the Year
  • Operations Support Person of the year
  • The Clive Hamilton Memorial Trophy

Scott is our head of training operations. He devotes himself to ensuring that our Pilot students are trained to the highest standards. His own high standards are reflected in these prestigious, well earned awards.

Congratulations Scott, from everybody at Becker Helicopters.



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Becker Helicopters on the Sunshine Coast

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 ...

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Aircraft Noise

At Becker Helicopters we take our responsibilities to be a good neighbour seriously. We train helicopter pilots, providing jobs, investment and growth.

Noise is an inevitable product of our activities. We take measures to reduce the noise impact of our operations whenever possible by varying routes and training times.

There are occasions where we are not able to control noise independently, such as when we must take routes required by Air Traffic Control to avoid other aircraft or large built-up areas.

If you ...

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Becker Helicopters Helps Cyclone Debbie Recovery

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.

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Becker Helicopters aviation training solutions achieve ISO9001:2015 quality certification.

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 ...

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Becker Helicopters… Delivering Dreams and Ice-Creams!

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”.

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Top Fundraising Team

Becker Helicopters is proud to have participated in the 2016 “Battle” against gynaecological cancer.

Our team, “Chasing Wonderland”, had a great time participating in an evening of beach volleyball.

This annual event is hosted by Cherish Foundation and raises money for research into better ways to treat gynaecological cancers, research that is led by …

To find out more about this worthy cause, check out: Cherish Foundation – The Battle

The photos from the day are available here.

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women’s program 2016

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.

Her key position is as CEO of Becker Helicopters, a $20 million plus business she started with her husband in 1996 to meet a growing demand for pilots around the world.

And that position offers her the freedom to pursue other opportunities – ...

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HeliExpo 2016 Rotor Safety Challenge Presentations

HAI HeliExpo 2016 Presentations

For those who attended Mike Becker’s presentations at the HAI Expo 2016, you can view the presentations,  videos and handouts here:


Limited Power

Confined Areas

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USA 2017 Tour

Capt Mike Becker is planning to tour the USA in 2017 by Helicopter.

Mike is a 15,000 helicopter pilot who is the Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor at Becker Helicopters Flight Academy. Mike has run popular HeliExpo Rotor Safety Challenge presentations for the last 3 years on touchdown autorotations, forced landings, limited power and confined areas. He is also the author of a range of theory books written for Helicopter Pilots.

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Becker Scholarship 2016

Sponsorship of Hong Kong Cadets

Becker Helicopters has been providing sponsorship to Hong Kong cadets for many years. These scholarships have included the CPLH Theory Course, and in some cases, has also included two weeks at Becker Helicopters gaining some flight experience in the R22.

The tradition continues in 2016. Even though we are no longer able to provide flight experience in an R22, Becker Helicopters will continue to provide the online CPLH Theory Course to Hong Kong cadets, as well as ...

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We welcome Ministry of the National Guard officers

Officers from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the National Guard began their Initial Entry Rotary Wing training program this week.  They began with an orientation of the Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy facilities and helicopters.  This marks the commencement of our contract to train Ministry of the National Guard officers.  The entire team at Becker Helicopters warmly welcome them and look forward to a very exciting training program.

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Training capabilities on display at Dubai Airshow

Capt. Kim Jorgensen showcased Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy’s capabilities in Initial Entry Rotary Wing training at the Dubai Airshow 8-13 November 2015.  The airshow was a great opportunity to be recognised as part of the Team Defence Australia consortia and allowed for a number of opportunities to meet and discuss training in Australia with potential clients.


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Becker Helicopters assists in Fire Season

Capt. Fergus Ponder and Fire-Bird 469 are currently based in Grafton. We have been assisting the NSW Rural Fire Service Northern Region during a recent wave of bush fires.
Photographs were taken during an area reconnaissance flight to map several new starts to the North-West of Casino, NSW.
Fire-Bird 469 is equipped with an SEI FAST bucket with multiple drop capability for water bombing missions.

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Donation to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia)

Becker Helicopters is proud to have donated $3,621.97 to the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) cause through the Everyday Hero website.

What are they about:
Funding the treatment of childbirth injuries and the training of midwives in Ethiopia. Founded by legendary Australian, Dr Catherine Hamlin.

Dr Catherine Hamlin, AC, MBBS, FRCS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG
2014 – Nominee, Nobel Peace Prize
2014 – Distinguished Surgeon of the Year, Society of Gynecological Surgeons, USA
2013 – 100 Women of Influence (Global Category)

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To find ...

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Contract Signed with Specialist Training from Australia (STA)

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:

Pictured from left to right:
Sean P. Jones – Executive Director, STA
Jan Becker – CEO, Becker ...

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Dementia Research Donation by Becker Helicopters

Becker Helicopters was pleased to donate $14,563 to such a good cause: Unravelling Dementia, a project to help detect dementia before the disease takes hold. Early treatment may one day keep the disease at bay.

There is no cure for dementia. It can happen to anyone. Right now, there are more than 44 million sufferers worldwide, and that number is expected to treble by 2050. The impact this will have on individuals, their families and our health ...

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Jan is Elected to the HAI Board

We are super excited to announce Jan’s success in being elected placement to the helicopter industry’s international Board – HAI !!
Helicopter Association International (HAI) seeks to advance the international helicopter community by providing programs that enhance safety, encourage professionalism, promote economic viability, and promote the benefits to society that helicopters offer.

Jan put her hand up for the Board membership as a commercial member in September last year, and after an initial global “campaign” she tied with another candidate. This ...

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HAI Board Election Tied – Vote for Capt Jan Becker


During the election at the Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast on March 3, 2015, in Orlando, there were six candidates running for two HAI Board of Directors – Commercial seats. For the second time in HAI history, there was a tie between two of the candidates; Jan Becker and Tim Pickering.

To resolve the tie, HAI is holding a runoff election which is due to close on 13 April.

Good Luck Jan!

Jan Becker gave the following campaign ...

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New Addition to Our Fleet – MD500E

Becker Helicopters is excited to announce we have purchased a MD500E Helicopter as a new addition to our fleet.

It is coming from the Columbus Police Department in Ohio, who are upgrading their fleet for the MD530 model.

Our Director of Maintenance, Michael Yip, has been over a MD taking a factory maintenance course, and overseeing its preparation for shipping.  We hope to see it at Becker Helicopters in around July 2015.

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2015 HAI Expo: Rotor Safety Challenge 2015 Presentations

Check out the Rotor Safety Challenge 2015 Presentations available from the HAI HeliExpo website.

HAI HeliExpo 2015 Presentations

For those who attended Mike Becker’s presentations at the HAI Expo 2015, you can download the presentations and handouts here:

Forced and Precautionary Landings

Limited Power and Confined Areas

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Santa drops by in his new Chopper

The 2014 North Shore Community Centre, Sunshine Coast, Australia Christmas Celebration which we sponsored was on Saturday and with over two thousand people stopping by to join in all the community Christmas cheer, close to $6,000 dollars was raised for IFYS (Integrated Family Youth Services). Many kind donations of gift wrapped presents were also placed under the Christmas tree from local families to go through to our families in need.

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Coast business owners in line for top award

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 ...

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Colour Vision and Aviation Safety Concerns

We thank and acknowledge change.org for the article and image.

Petitioning Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development The Hon Warren Truss MP

This petition will be delivered to:
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development
The Hon Warren Truss MP

To intervene in the battle between colour vision defective pilots and CASA which threatens to destroy hundreds of ...

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Annual Military Flight Training Conference in London

Capt. Mike and Capt. Jan Becker at the 13th Annual Military Flight Training Conference in LONDON from 25 – 27 March 2014.

For more info go here http://www.militaryflighttraining.com/

Jan Becker exhibiting at the 13th Annual Military Flight Training Conference in London. Mike’s talk on Solutions for Military Helicopter Training in a Civil Environment was a success.

Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy is proud to be a sponsor and an exhibitor at the UK Military Training Conference.

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China Helicopter Exposition in Tian-jin

Mike Becker will be a speaker at the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin on September 5, 2013.

At the “New Products, New Technologies and New Services” Symposium Mike will speak about Night Vision Goggle training and the difference between civil and military training, and basic and advanced training.

For more info http://www.helicopter-china-expo.com/


The BECKERS have arrived in China!

Mike be will be giving a presentation on NVG’s on September 5, 2013. He will ...

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Search and Rescue of Ultralight Aircraft

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 ...

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Capt. Dick Knight Reunited with A1-660

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On May 12th 1961 this Bell 47G-2A registration A1-660 was delivered to the Australian Army and allotted to the 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley. Lt. Dick Knight (pictured at Amberley – above) flew many flights in A1-660 between 1961-64 including the search for Michael Rockefeller in Papua New guinea in November 1961.

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