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CAA Offshore (Aeronautical) Radio Operator
Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Helideck Assistant (HDA)

If you want to operate Aeronautical Radio - to talk to helicopters from a superyacht/ship or offshore installation - you should hold a recognised aeronautical Offshore Radio Operator Certificate - like the (UK)
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Radio Operator Certificate of Competence (ROCC) Offshore Communication Service (OCS).

To get your CAA ROCC (OCS) you have to pass a written and a practical examination (the previous route giving exemption for holders of certain marine radio certificates has been withdrawn pending evaluation of those certificates).

I can arrange training courses, and examination, for the CAA ROCC (OCS), both written and practical. Training can be delivered in the UK or overseas - ashore or afloat!

Comments from previous CAA ROCC (OCS) courses conducted onboard include: Very thorough & well prepared for examination ...’ .‘.. Succinct and concise .. ‘ ‘.. relaxed approach, not too long days ..’ ‘... Instructor was very good/patient and able to explain all aspects of course material’

My Offshore (Aeronautical) Radio Operator course and CAA-exam is normally run over 3 days, which should be adequate - provided that candidates have relevant experience and/or have completed appropriate pre-course learning, including a study of my own courses notes (which will be sent by PDF file to confirmed bookings) - and/or CAA publication ‘CAP 452’, and those sections of ‘CAP 413’ relevant to Offshore Operations - those links directing you to the correct path within the publications section of www.caa.co.uk.

Please note that, in the event of someone failing either examination, the CAA normally require that a period of 3 days pass before another exam attempt is allowed. This is to give candidates sufficient time for further study to take them up to the required level.
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