AS350D Squirrel conducting Fire Fighting Exercises
The AS350D "The Dragon" Squirrel Helicopter is the primary helicopter sent off with Capt, Fergus Ponder, to fight fires in QLD and NSW.
Oscar turns 50
Find out more about our Bell 47G-2A helicopter, affectionately called "Oscar". He recently turned 50 and has been completely refurbished.
AS350D Squirrel incendiary dropping
Head of Commercial Operations, Capt. Fergus Ponder, is the Captain of the flagship fire-fighting Becker helicopter, the AS350D Squirrel, commonly known as "The Dragon"
Bell 206BIII at Sunshine Coast Airport ready for Flight Training
In the foreground we see the students' equipment - helmet, pilot bag, etc. - , and in the background we see "Juliet" the fully kitted out pink-stripped helicopter that is often the favourite with the students.
Confined Areas Flight Training
John Devine - Caloundra, QLD [CPL(A), CPL(H)]
“Mike has a ‘can-do’ attitude and this combined with his extensive experience and instructional ability, and his commitment to his own personal growth ensures a win/win for all parties”
Bell 206BIII fleet in the Hangar
Most of the Jet Rangers are colour coordinated! A Bell 206III Jet Ranger, named "Juliet," was painted with a pink blaze as well as the regulation red as a surprise for Capt. Jan Becker. "Juliet" has one of the best internal cockpit system which makes her the favourite with the students, if they can stand to fly a pink helicopter.
Bell 206BIII at the beach
Bell 206BIII Jet Ranger Helicopter flying over the beach at the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia. We love to train and fly over such a beautiful location.
Capt Mike Becker with Student in the Cockpit of the AS350D Squirrel Helicopter
Capt. Mike Becker with a Student in the Cockpit of the AS350D Squirrel Helicopter. Because of the Squirrel's incredible dragon-themed paint-job, the squirrel is nicknamed, "The Dragon."
Our Bell 206III Jet Rangers and Our Flight Instructor Team
Our Flight Instructor Team out in ground formation with the B206III Jet Rangers in fine form.
Our Chief Engineer Michael Yip with the AS350D Squirrel
Head of the Engineering Department, Mr. Michael Yip, inspecting the AS350D Squirrel.
Night Vision Goggles
Capt. Mike Becker (Right), our Chief Flight Instructor helping a student with a pair of NVGs.
Not just another Helicopter Company
Becker Helicopters prides itself as being the innovative new way to train the next generation of Helicopter Pilots, from new training techniques to new and unusual training opportunities; if you can do it in a Helicopter you can be almost certain you can do it in a Becker Helicopter.
Oscar, a Bell 47, has been with Becker Helicopters since the beginning. He's still taken out for a burn every now and again by Captains Mike and Jan Becker (Our chief Flight Instructor and our CEO). Oscar reminds us of our humble beginnings and is the flag-ship of our fleet.
Our CEO Capt. Jan Becker
QLD Woman's Telstra Business Owner Winner, a Captain, Midwife/RN, Jan Becker is the leader for Becker Helicopters, running the Business beside her husband and Chief Flight Instructor Capt. Mike Becker.
Chief Pilot & Chief Flight Instructor Capt. Mike Becker
Capt. Mike Becker, the other half of the Husband-Wife team that operates and established this incredible company, is the Chief Flight Instructor and the Chief Pilot.
Head of Military School Capt. Scott Summers
Capt. Scott Summers' qualifications and experience has been gained over a 22 year Army career and his career here at Becker Helicopters since 2011.
Head of Quality, Safety and Training - Capt. Kim Jorgensen
Capt. Kim Jorgensen’s leadership and management qualifications and experience were gained in a 27 year Army career and his career at Becker Helicopters since 2008.
Head of Commercial Operations - Capt. Fergus Ponder
Capt. Fergus Ponder’s position at Becker Helicopters includes disaster relief, fire-fighting, long line construction and working with Head of Safety, Quality and Training to provide ongoing instructor support and training. He joined Becker Helicopters in 2008.
Director of Maintenance - Michael
Michael Yip (AKA Yippy) is currently the Director of Maintenance overseeing the Engineering Division of Becker Helicopters, including 20 helicopters and 15 Engineers and support staff.