Training the crew onboard Aquarius was a pleasure. Even though they do not have regular helicopter operations, it is greatly beneficial to keep the crew up to date on procedures and protocol for emergency and unusual situations. We spent time going through practical scenarios and how to handle emergencies including fires and onboard crashes.
Have you heard of a SHADOWCAT? One of the newest support ship designs, a SHADOWCAT can accommodate a wide array of airborne, marine and land based vehicles including: jet skis, quad bikes, speedboats, submarines, and helicopters. With dive rooms, fuel storage, medical facilities, and luxurious chill-out zones, a SHADOWCAT makes the storage, maintenance, launch andContinue reading “SHADOWCAT and On Deck Aviation”
Check out this cool support ship! We had the chance to train the brand new crew for helicopter operations in Fort Lauderdale. They were able to successfully support helicopter operations with the owner 3 days after our training. Great job by everyone!
On Deck Aviation was happy to perform HLO/HDA training for AHPO and her crew. We spent two days with the team, providing classroom practical theory training as well as hands-on deck training. Check out some photos below!
M/Y Nord has officially been delivered and is ready for her owner to make use of all her capabilities! We had so much fun working with the Nord team to select and acquire the helicopter, train the crew for helicopter operations, and equip the yacht with the appropriate tools. Congratulations Nord! Check out the latestContinue reading “M/Y Nord Official Delivery”
Take a look at these awesome photos of the new AW139 onboard MY Nord! We had the privilege of acquiring this aircraft for the owner and modifying it to their exact needs. We also trained the crew for how to deal with helicopter operations on board. Photos from https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/lurssen-superyacht-nord
One of our most exciting and most challenging projects yet, MegaYacht Nord (Project Opus) certainly exudes sophistication and opulence. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Moran Yacht & Ship on this project and being the helicopter acquisition agent and helicopter integration consultant. This was one of the largest projects we have worked on and we can’tContinue reading “MegaYacht NORD: New Launch”
M/Y Lonian certainly is a unique ship in many ways… one of them being that it has it’s own support ship to carry all of the fun, but heavy, toys! As part of the overall helicopter integration for these two ships, On Deck Aviation was able to have a front row seat to the designContinue reading “Support Ship Hodor”
The team here at On Deck Aviation had a great time working with the Lonian team to successfully integrate their helicopter with their new superyacht. We worked closely with the Captain to make appropriate helideck design suggestions, train the crew on helicopter operations, and find top-notch pilots for the owner. Read more about the projectContinue reading “Feadship Superyacht Lonian”
There is no cookie-cutter solution to saying ‘no,’ but here are a few paths leading to where you want to go. The pilot breed has in it the primal instinct to attempt every assigned task, no matter the odds of success. Like many of our innate urges, this proclivity must be kept in check becauseContinue reading “Learning How to Say No – Aviation Safety Article”