The sky is the limit for heli-deck training specialists Heli Riviera who are launching a new HOLA training course with Balearic Helicopters this month. The course aims to provide cutting edge MCA accredited training for superyacht captains and crew looking to safely operate a heli-deck.
The new course will be delivered in partnership with Mallorca-based firm Balearic Helicopters, a helicopter charter and training company. Heli Riviera will remain based in Cannes, but through the partnership with Balearic Helicopters and the creation of HOLA, will be able to expand its operations to serve helideck crews based in Spain and the Balearics. Together the businesses will provide a comprehensive, inclusive and multi-lingual training course available across the region.
Heli Riviera’s Managing Director Catherine Pardini comments:“We are very excited by this new partnership; Balearic Helicopters is strategically placed in the Mediterranean to offer air support and training to luxury yacht clients. This local presence will offer cost efficiencies whilst delivering our courses to our clients in the region. Jonny Greenall the owner of Balearic Helicopters brings an intimate knowledge of the region, the Spanish language and as an experienced flight instructor and UK CAA examiner the personality traits of a great communicator. This is an exciting opportunity for us both.’’
Certified Trainer and Owner of Balearic Helicopters Jonny Greenall comments:
“There is growing demand from helideck crews in this region to grasp an understanding of the essential safe operations of a heli-deck. The goal of the course is to train the crews to the accredited standard of the UK Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA). We provide the master and his heli-deck crew with a qualification and initial experience that will meet the standards expected as a part of the commercial helideck certification process.”
The partnership follows the recent announcement of Heli Riviera’s new E-training course which was launched earlier this year, providing online access to heli-deck refresher training.
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