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Helicopter Training on M/Y Global. Superyacht Owner magazine article.

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Captain Malcolm Jacotine of M/Y Global was recently interviewed by Superyacht Owner about helideck training.

HeliRiviera has been responsible for the helicopter training on board M/Y Global.

As Captain Jacotine says in the Superyacht Owner article: ““Prior to the start of our helicopter operations, the crew received MCA approved Helicopter Landing Officer [HLO] and Helideck Deck Assistant [HDA] training which took place on M/Y Global.” Captain Jacotine continues: “Conducting the training on board had a number of benefits: a good number of crew were trained without the disruption of manning; all the crew were exposed in one way or another to helicopter operations; and the training could be tailored to our set up and equipment.”

Superyacht Owner have kindly given us permission to reproduce their article on superyacht helicopter helipad operations.

Please click the link below the full Superyacht Owner article.

Superyacht Owner helicopter article

Monaco Yacht Show Helicopter Safety Equipment.

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HeliRiviera Rescue Kit

HeliRiviera has a range of safety accessories and tools for superyachts with embarked helicopters.

Maria Kenny, HeliRiviera’s Operations Manager, says the most popular item in the helicopter safety accessory shop is the Crash Rescue Kit.

Maria describes it as: “An easy-to-carry, easy-to-store bag containing a number of essential items in case of an emergency. It includes 12 important items that are safely secured in a waterproof roll up bag. It’s vital for any heli-yacht operation.”

Other items in the shop include:

- Helicopter ladder. Also useful for maintenance and cleaning.
- Radio equipment. Helicopter to yacht communications.
- Trauma kit. First aid, including neck brace.
- Ground power unit. Power pack.
- Fire resistant clothing. For helideck crew.

For more information please visit the shop web page:
http://www.heliriviera.com/shop

For more information about helicopter safety equipment at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, please contact:
Maria Kenny
Operations Manager
maria@heliriviera.com

 

Monaco Yacht Show, 2014. Helicopter Yacht HeliYacht Charters.

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Chartering a superyacht with an embarked helicopter is the ultimate charter experience. But there are a multitude of regulations, permits and operational challenges involved in integrating yacht and helicopter operations.

HeliRiviera is the global specialist in superyacht helicopter operations. We can help you charter the perfect superyacht with helipad, and then integrate your own helicopter or a charter helicopter into your cruise program.

We’ll be visiting the Monaco Yacht Show this September. If you’d like to meet up to talk about getting the maximum enjoyment, safety and value from your superyacht and helicopter charter, please email contact@heliriviera.com

Captain Roger Towner of the MCA Visits HeliRiviera.

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Photo caption. Receiving the official MCA Certificate. L to R: John Wyborn, Captain Roger Towner, Catherine Pardini.

 

As the final stage of MCA Accreditation for its specialist heliyachting training programs, HeliRiviera welcomed Captain Roger Towner to its premises for a formal inspection.

Captain Roger Towner is the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen at Maritime and Coastguard Agency. His LinkedIn profile describes him as a ‘Master Mariner with more than 40 years experience as a seafarer and as a Regulator influencing policy on seafarers qualifications and issue of certification.’

Having reviewed the people and processes at HeliRiviera’s office by Cannes Mandelieu airport, Captain Towner presented the MCA Accreditation to Catherine Pardini, HeliRiviera’s managing director.

Catherine said: “It was a great pleasure to meet Captain Towner. His previous role at the MCA was ‘Chief Examiner and Head of Seafarer Training and Certification’, so we feel doubly honoured that we passed his inspection and were given the formal MCA Certificate.’

HeliRiviera have two MCA Approved training courses: onboard Helicopter Operations safety procedures, and a shore-based Helicopter Firefighting course. Both courses are available by emailing HeliRiviera or through Bluewater Yachting of Antibes. Bluewater’s Director of Training – John Wyborn – was also present during Captain Towner’s visit.

Jonathan Mutch, a qualified helicopter pilot who spent 11 years as a navy pilot followed by 5 years’ superyacht operations experience, is the Senior Instructor at HeliRiviera. Speaking about the recent MCA accreditation, Mutch said: “I’m delighted that our training programs have received this highest level of approval. We can now offer training to LYC3 and Commercial Yacht standards, and provide crew with certification that bears the prestigious MCA accreditation. MCA is recognised as a world leader in marine safety standards.”

 

Yacht Helicopter Fire Safety Training.

You can find out more about our Shore-Based Fire Training and Yacht-Based Safety Training courses at:

www.heliriviera.com/training

 

About our distinguished guests:

Captain Roger Towner
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/roger-towner/51/261/8a7

Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen at Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Master Mariner with more than 40 years experience as a seafarer and as a Regulator influencing policy on seafarers qualifications and issue of certification.

John Wyborn
http://www.bluewateryachting.com/contacts/john-wyborn-37

Training Director. Blue Water Yachting. Antibes.
I joined the Royal Navy as a seaman officer after university and served on various types of vessels including frigates, destroyers, and finally in command of HMS Mentor; a navigation and seamanship training vessel teaching RN trainees and foreign navies.

 

MCA Certifies HeliRiviera Superyacht Helicopter Training.

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We’re delighted to announce that the Marine & Coastguard Agency has approved our two superyacht helicopter training courses.

Our shore-based fire training course is a 3.5 day course. It is held at the IFTC International Fire Training Centre near Teeside Airport in the UK.

Our yacht-based helideck safety training course lasts 2 or 3 days. It is conducted on your yacht, at a time to your  vessel’s schedule.

We’ve created a smartphone-friendly webpage where you can find out more about our MCA accredited training courses at:

http://www.heliriviera.com/training/

 

Helicopter permits and the Cannes Film Festival. Contact HeliRiviera.

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Visiting the Cannes Film Festival with a private helicopter? The air space on the Côte d’Azur is very busy during the period between May 14 and May 26.

The facilities at Nice Airport NCE and Cannes Mandelieu Airport LFMD can be fully booked at certain times.

If you are planning to arrive by helicopter or have a yacht with an embarked helicopter, please contact HeliRiviera for advice and help on permits.

 

Notes about Nice airport:

The helicopter landing spots at Nice may be saturated between Friday 23 May 00h00 and Monday 26 May 23h59.

Between Friday 23 May 00h00 and Monday 26 May 23h59, helicopter flights outbound from and inbound for Nice shall make a request for movement authorization in advance.

This request should be filed before Friday 23 May, 14h00 mandatorily.

From Sunday 25 May 05h00 to Monday 26 May 12h00, the parking of helicopters will be restricted to boarding, unloading and refueling operations.

Please contact HeliRiviera for advice and help on permits.

Helicopter permits and the Monaco Grand Prix. Contact HeliRiviera.

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Visiting the Monaco Grand Prix with a private helicopter? The air space on the Côte d’Azur is very busy during the period between May 14 and May 26.

The facilities at Nice Airport NCE and Cannes Mandelieu Airport LFMD can be fully booked at certain times.

If you are planning to arrive by helicopter or have a yacht with an embarked helicopter, please contact HeliRiviera for advice and help on permits.

 

Notes about Nice airport:

The helicopter landing spots at Nice may be saturated between Friday 23 May 00h00 and Monday 26 May 23h59.

Between Friday 23 May 00h00 and Monday 26 May 23h59, helicopter flights outbound from and inbound for Nice shall make a request for movement authorization in advance.

This request should be filed before Friday 23 May, 14h00 mandatorily.

From Sunday 25 May 05h00 to Monday 26 May 12h00, the parking of helicopters will be restricted to boarding, unloading and refueling operations.

Please contact HeliRiviera for advice and help on permits.

Helicopter & Jet Charters and Permits for the FIFA Brazil World Cup.

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Brazilian landing permits and domestic overflight permits arranged for private and chartered jets and helicopters.

Private and charter helicopter and executive jet operations will be a popular way for people to move around Brasil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A dozen stadiums are being used throughout Brazil and the distance from Manaus in the north east of the country to Porto Alegre in the south west is over 4,500 Km.

Brazil’s internal airline services are sure to be fully booked during the games, so many corporate and private visitors will choose to bring their own executive aircraft, or charter a jet or helicopter for their visit.

HeliRiviera can help people to organize aircraft charters and to arrange Brazilian landing permits and domestic overflight permits. We have worked with the owners of private aircraft and superyachts worldwide to organise the relevant permits.

But time is running out and the Brazilian authorities are predicting delays in granting permits. We advise people planning to fly to or around Brasil to contact us as soon as possible.