21 Sep 2018

Jan Becker - midwife, helicopter pilot & charity founder

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 21 September 2018

Jan Becker and her husband Mike are the founders of the biggest helicopter flight training academy in the Southern Hemisphere based in Queensland. The Becker Helicopter group trains pilots from all over the world, including military pilots, and has a fleet of 20 machines, which are also used for fire fighting and other work.

Jan Becker, a pilot herself,  is the Chief Executive of the business, and also sits on the board of the International Helicopter Association. But Jan also has a whole other life - she is a nurse and midwife -  who spends months each year in Tanzania where she has founded a charity, offering training and support to midwives in a clinic in Dar Es Salaam.