Beck Helicopters was the first Taranaki based helicopter operator
Beck Helicopters was the first Taranaki based helicopter operator, and is the longest surviving New Zealand helicopter operator, being continuously operated by the original family, since 1972.
Being established with a single Bell 47 helicopter we now operate three Bell Iroquois and one Bell Jet Ranger helicopter, throughout New Zealand, Australia, and the USA, and have a safety record unparalled by any operator in New Zealand.
While originally established to service the need for spraying operations throughout Taranaki, we quickly saw the need for an accurate topdressing service, remote lifting, air transport, surveys and search and rescue operations. With the purchase of a Bell 206 Jet Ranger in 1977 we quickly established ourselves within the agricultural helicopter scene throughout New Zealand. We were the first helicopter operator