Where is Andrew Rothery now?

Age: 21 years

Country: Australia

When did you train at Beckers? May 2011 to December 2011

Why helicopters? I started out flying fixed wing when I was in high school but I decided flying helicopters would be much more fun as a job because they can do so many different things.

Biggest challenge in training and why? Navigation. My first flight was ok but I couldn’t keep straight and level while doing everything else. Then ...

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Where is Bradley Noble now?

Age:  27 years

Country:  Australia

When did you train at Beckers?  January 2011 to July 2011

Why helicopters?  What they can do is amazing!  They are so versatile and great fun to fly too!

Biggest challenge and why?  Theory was tough, getting back into study mindset was difficult.  With the flying I think it is all challenging at first, but sling training was new level!

Most memorable ...

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Where is Dave (Chalky) White now?

Age:  43 years

Country:  Originally from the UK.  Now an Australian Citizen.

When did you train at Beckers?  2006

Why helicopters?  Why fixed wings!  The hover thing and varied roles for Helicopters make them stand out.

Biggest challenge in training and why?  Flying straight and level on navigation flights which I guess was down to experience and not paying close enough attention to the instruments!  I was too busy enjoying the view!

Most ...

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Where is Christian Lismann now?

Age: 42 years

Country: Germany

When did you train at Beckers? March to December 2010

Why did you want to fly helicopters? It was always my dream and as I hadn’t enough funds when I was younger. I applied with the German Military Forces to do it with them but then there was a bad accident (with 70 fatalities) during a military airshow near my place in 1988, for which reason I decided ...

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Where is Glen Colledge now?

Age: 34 years

Country: Australia

When did you train at Beckers? July – September 2008

Why helicopters? Why aeroplanes!

Biggest challenge in training and why? Confined Areas as there are so many facets of the training which lead up to this part of the syllabus, it makes it such a challenging yet huge rewarding part!

Most memorable training flight? The first flight of my CPL training with Mez (Simon Meredith). I had not ...

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Where is Toby Satchwell now?

Age: 27 years old

Country: Australia

When did you train at Beckers? April – November 2009

Why helicopters?  An amazing machine. Fascinated for years with the versatility of helicopters and career paths that one could take.

Biggest challenge in training and why?  Theory was tough for me, getting into a routine to study and make sense of all the jargon! A HUGE thanks to James (Theory Instructor) for all the hard work!

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Where is Ryan Pearson now?

Country: Australia

Age: 24

When did you train at Beckers? At the end of 2009  to early 2010

Why helicopters? I flew small fixed wing aircraft when I was younger with my father, being a private pilot, and growing up around remote control toys. The helicopter always fascinated me, and was something I wanted to do.

What did you do before you started training? Many things, diploma in hospitality, apprentice carpenter, qualified health and safety officer ...

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Where is Denver Silcock now?

Country: South Africa

When did you train at Beckers? 2000/2001

Why helicopters?  The bug bit at 16 when I did a trial instructional flight for a Christmas present. Work experience at 17 years confirmed that choppers were definitely the way to go!

Big challenge and why?  First the financial aspect and secondly the mental approach to the theory exams.

Most memorable flight?  First solo in the R22 and loads more since then, ...

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