Congratulation Bekkers

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Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Guy Incognito » Thu Feb 1 2018, 08:02

Stumbled across this by accident, great to see they’re expanding around the country.

Well done.

https://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php ... -australia
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Hello Pilots » Thu Feb 1 2018, 08:55

What constitutes being the largest civilian flight training company and how is it recorded?
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Postby zzodr » Thu Feb 1 2018, 09:27

It's measured and recorded by the amount of jabber on the CTAF. :)
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Probbo » Thu Feb 1 2018, 10:28

Yeah nice, there wouldn’t be many complaints about helicopter noise over there!
Does this mean there will be a lot of vacant real estate at Marcoola?
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby havick » Thu Feb 1 2018, 16:03

Cheap to live there for new instructors
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Saucepan » Wed Feb 7 2018, 07:25

Alas, not an expansion but a move.

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/n ... s/3324453/

Good luck to those instructors / engineers and staff taking the jump across to SA, I guess redundancy may help with the others. Disappointed to hear the lack of support from Queensland Gov and the airport...the NIMBYs will be happy!

Cheers SP.
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Postby Evil Twin » Wed Feb 7 2018, 10:50

Saucepan wrote:Alas, not an expansion but a move.

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/n ... s/3324453/

Good luck to those instructors / engineers and staff taking the jump across to SA, I guess redundancy may help with the others. Disappointed to hear the lack of support from Queensland Gov and the airport...the NIMBYs will be happy!

Cheers SP.


I nearly choked on my mug of tea reading that article...
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby County » Wed Feb 7 2018, 11:17

Congratulations to Mike and Jan for securing an excellent location for the continuation of their business.m
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Eric Hunt » Thu Feb 8 2018, 01:43

It will be a big decision for the junior instructors - leave the Sunny Coast, and pay for their own move to Whyalla to an unfamiliar community in order to keep the job; or quit to stay in their own area, but be faced with the Training Obligation repayment.

At least weekends at Maroochydore will be a little more peaceful without the buzzing overhead.
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Saucepan » Thu Feb 8 2018, 02:30

It will be a bigger decision for the staff there that have family based in the Sunny coast. Huge decision to uproot your children from their school and the wives / girlfriends / husbands / boyfriends etc to leave their jobs and their friends to go to SA. Any training obligation costs will be small fry compared to moving. It will be just as hard a choice for the established experienced people there as well.
I'm sure many of these discussions have taken place already, along with a workable timeframe. We shall see in due course.
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Niko » Thu Feb 8 2018, 03:26

Eric Hunt wrote:It will be a big decision for the junior instructors - leave the Sunny Coast, and pay for their own move to Whyalla to an unfamiliar community in order to keep the job; or quit to stay in their own area, but be faced with the Training Obligation repayment.

At least weekends at Maroochydore will be a little more peaceful without the buzzing overhead.


Hey Eric, I don't usually comment on these threads but it's been made clear to me that the staff relocation is paid for by the operator

All the best,
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Eric Hunt » Thu Feb 8 2018, 09:26

Niko, that's good news for the staff. A not inconsiderable expense.
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Re: Congratulation Bekkers

Postby Yankee » Fri Feb 9 2018, 00:50

Paying moving expense is probably a very economical decision for a great employee who knows the company and wants to remain a part of it vs trying to hire and train new blood all while dealing with the move.

Sound decisions by mgmt I think.

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