BeCA President Les Thomas was contacted today by The Caloundra Weekly for a response to the formal passing by SCRC of the Caloundra Aerodrome Master Plan. Mr Thomas was told the two major outcomes from the Master Plan were improvements to the Caloundra Air Museum and a commitment for local authorities to work hand in hand with the State Government to establish a Satellite Helicopter Training Facility.
BeCA would be delighted with that news, as the creation of a Satellite Helicopter Training Facility would remove Bellvista from having to regularly contend with repetitive Touch n Go’s by helicopters while training students.
Currently there is no further timeline on the Satellite Helicopter Training Facility, at this stage it is “discussions with the State Government”.
BeCA welcomes this initiative as the first step to ensuring our lifestyle at Bellvista is preserved without the continuous threat of helicopter training activities above our homes. BeCA has been promoting this idea for some time.
The idea for a Satellite Training Facility was first mentioned by Keith Eglen in an exchange of views reported on this website in August 2011. Click HERE.