We recently delivered support services to Seaway Heavy Lift in preparation for the deployment of the Heavy Lift Vessel Oleg Strashnov to the UKCS where she will be working on several wind farm development projects. The Captain and crew were absolutely fantastic hosts and working with them on this "mighty machine" was a joy. They are ready in all respects for aviation!
Helideck Inspection Training
Yet another hugely successful training session carried out in the UK, developing further the helideck environment and capabilities / restrictions for both aircrew and regulators from Canada. Students, from Cougar Helicopters, Canadian Helicopters and the Canadian Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, great debates and interaction. This course is not about GDO talking for 2 days, it’s about working together to bring to the fore the fact that the helideck and its supporting infrastructure are key elements in the flight safety loop. Looking forward to seeing you all again in the near future, either in St John's or at the Aviation Seminar.
So far the reviews for this course have been outstanding...thank you!
Royal Netherlands Navy
GDO had the privelidge of working with the Royal Netherlands Navy, operating from Den Helder assiting them in development of multi spot aviation operations. What a great team of people, from CO down, they all embraced avaition with such passion. Loved working with 7 Test and Standards Squadron as well as 300 Squadron Royal Netherlands Air Force, integrating Airbus Cougar and NH90 helicopters.
Oman and back to the military!
Well it was all at sea again, back to my roots with the Omani Navy conducting some quality assurance oversight of both Royal Omani Navy and Royal Navy Flight Deck Officer Instructors. A series of classroom evaluations followed by sea time with students and instructors on one of the Royal Omani Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels. We were supported by a Super Lynx from the Royal Omani Air Force.
A gruelling series of deck landing practice and refuelling scenarios operating in day, dusk and night operations meant the team were exposed to some awesome training. Well done everyone.