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Maritime Aviation have released their 2024 'open course' dates for the MCA accredited Large Yacht Heliport Safety Training Courses for superyacht and cruise ship crew members requiring 'Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)' and 'Heliport Deck Assistant (HDA)' certification or recertification.

It is a requirement that crew members working on a superyacht with a commercial heliport i.e the helicopter is carrying charter guests, MUST be certificated to operate the heliport. Those superyachts that may be operating on a non-commercial basis, it is deemed by insurers and some flag states that this course should be undertaken for the purposes of risk mitigation and best industry practice.

If you are a crew member working on a superyacht or cruise ship with a heliport, then these courses are a career must have! It is highly recommended that you plan your training in to ensure that your qualification remains in date.

The Large Yacht Heliport Safety Training Courses cover: ~Aviation Awareness

~Standard Operating Procedures ~Emergency Operating Procedures ~Heliport Rescue & Firefighting ~Helicopter Landing Officer ~Helicopter Refuel Procedures ~Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness (on-line)

The open courses are undertaken at our UK training facility at Fareham, nr Portsmouth, UK where we can also assist with accommodation.

Course Dates for 2024

16-18 Jan 24

12-14 Mar 24

14-16 May 24

16-18 Jul 24

10-12 Sep 24

05-07 Nov 24

Group Training Courses are also available to be delivered onboard your yacht or ship, dependent on location.

For more information on a training course contact us - or

or to register for and book your place, click here.


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