Helideck Training

HeliRiviera and Balearic Helicopters - Offering Helideck Training to the international superyacht community.

HeliRiviera was founded by Nigel Watson in 2000, as a bespoke air consultancy service to the luxury yachting industry.

Balearic Helicopters is owned by Jonny Greenall, operating helicopters in Mallorca since 1999, he is a Commercial Helicopter Pilot and also a Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner and has over 7500 hours flight time. He is a MCA approved HLO/HDA Instructor for Superyachts.

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Why train?

We help yachts to achieve and maintain safe, legal and efficient helicopter operations. Our MCA-accredited on-deck training courses are based on decades of experience. They are designed and taught by expert industry professionals.

Our Services

We offer the following services:

  • On Board HLO / HDA Initial Training
  • On Board HLO / HDA Renewal Training
  • Helicopter Operation Manuals, both Initial Issue and Updates
  • Helicopter Operations Safety Audits
  • HLO / HDA Training Courses

    The comprehensive training for Helicopter Operations includes not only normal operations, when the helicopter operation needs to be flawless with a smooth transition from helicopter to yacht, but also emergency procedures.

    The HLO / HDA training course consists of:

    Day 1:

  • Theoretical Training on helicopter operations and emergencies with a theoretical exam
  • Day 2:

  • Practical Training Exercises on board, both normal and emergency procedures
  • It is also possible for us to arrange live flight training, upon request.


    For a tailored quote and further information, or to book your training requirements, please contact Catherine Pardini at catherine@heliriviera.com or Jonny Greenall at jonny@balearic-helicopters.com

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