As a specialist in operations support for VIP and corporate helicopter operations, many of our assignments at Heli Riviera involve helicopters operating with superyachts or waterfront villas.
Properly maintained and in the hands of skilled pilots, helicopters are intrinsically safe. Especially the twin-engine models we recommend to our VIP clients.
In the interests of safety though, we recommend to our frequent flyer clients, and to their flight and helideck crew, that they take the HUET Helicopter Underwater Escape Training course.
This one day course is held in conjunction with Falck Nutec at their specialist training center in Teesside, UK. The OPITO approved course gives practical experience of what to expect when a helicopter is forced to make an emergency landing on water.Therefore this is about a helicopter underwater training.
With experienced trainers on hand, students are shown how to safely leave the helicopter – even if it has capsized and has flooded – and then how they might be winched to safety by a rescue team.
Full contents of the course are shown in the bullet points below.
On completion of the course, students will receive an OPITO approved certificate and are entered onto OPITO’s central register.
Yacht captains and owners’ management teams who are interested in sending people on this potentially lifesaving course should get in touch with Heli Riviera, please email
HUET course syllabus:
– Pre boarding.
– Safe boarding.
– In flight safety.
– Safe disembarkation.
– In flight emergency actions.
– Use of emergency breathing system equipment.
– Practical emergency escape breathing system training.
– Practical emergency ditching and escape training
– In water survival techniques.