We’ve now had 6 Becker-trained pilots through here and they all were and are good. They seem to have an edge in that they’re a little better trained – they have a higher level of finesse and smoothness and their procedures are excellent.
Reid Helicopters operate all over Australia and run 2 R44’s and an R22 on mustering, powerline checking, feral animal control and sling. Becker turns out pretty good pilots. They have good basics, a professional approach to safety, and the routines including groundwork are drummed into them. Mike (Becker) is as good an instructor as any I know. I have no worries with Becker-trained pilots.
I found Becker excellent – they’re enthusiastic, professional and friendly – in fact their whole attitude towards students simply can’t be faulted. For example, for a while I had real struggle with theory, but they were behind me all the way. They’re industry-orientated and don’t take anything lightly. I think Becker is excellent.