You've just delivered a new helicopter in the US. But you need it in Europe. How will you go about shipping a helicopter? The principal has a new helicopter. This beautiful…
How do we go about weighing a helicopter? And why do it?Weight and BalanceEvery time a helicopter is prepared for a flight, the pilot must conduct a weight and balance…
When people hear about my business travel habits, their reactions usually fall into 2 categories : jealousy or pity.These may seem like extreme reactions, but let me explain.•••Those in group…
Isle of Man to London to Antigua to Saint Martin to Antigua to London - in 4 days! ••• Day 1 - Isle of Man to London When I get…
HAI Heli-Expo 2019 - as usual, a fantastic event! Now that we have left HAI Heli-Expo 2019, finally returned to base and enjoyed the weekend, we just wanted to take…
Nigel Watson, founder of helicopter superyacht acquisition & management company Luviair, was interviewed for Yacht Russia magazine in July 2015.
Being a teenager isn't easy. Vast changes are taking place in the adolescent brain, with heightened feelings of self-consciousness through to a need risk taking. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, offers some insights.
Nigel's review of some stylish and functional heli-yachting helicopters has just been published in the India Edition of Asia Pacific Boating. In the article, Nigel Also gives his 'top five' tips of things to do before buying a helicopter.
The article about Nigel Watson Consulting contains information about acquiring a helicopter and tips for managing the financial aspects of owning a private aircraft.
Superyacht Owner magazine has published my suggestions for the 'Top Five' helicopter models for superyacht operations. Get a copy on my blog post.
Nigel Watson Ltd was pleased to sponsor the helicopter for the Wakefield Hospice 2014 'Santa Dash'. Pugneys Country Park, Yorkshire.
Superyacht Owner magazine has published an article about helicopters and helipads. Read about the big issues affecting helicopter operations on yachts ...
Designing the helicopter helipad for a superyacht is a specialist skill. There are a wide variety of factors to consider, like stresses on the aircraft, landing direction, superstructure turbulence, fuel storage and fire fighting equipment.
Luviair helicopter management sponsors classic motorbike rider Allan Brew. Here is a report from Allan Brew on the 2014 Classic TT.
Exhibiting at the Isle of Man Southern Show. We enjoyed telling many of the locals more about our helicopter management and aviation ownership services.
Regular readers of my blog will know that my helicopter management company LuviAir is a sponsor of Allan Brew. Allan competes in classic motorcycle events with his Aermacchi 350 and a Seeley G50 classic motorbikes.
The Times of India reported that Harish Rawat, Chief Minister of the region of Uttarakhand, has fractured his neck during a helicopter journey because his seatbelt was not properly attached.
The Reel Life Education Project is an education initiative creating hard-hitting, short feature films focusing on the subjects affecting young people today.
The VIP refurbishment of a Eurocopter Airbus Helicopter EC135 T1 has just been completed and the aircraft moved to the Isle of Man registry.
I was delighted to see Guillaume Faury speak passionately about his vision of the future for Airbus Helicopter. With an emphasis on quality, safety and customer support, Mr Faury is a highly-experienced flight test engineer who has a deep understanding of his products. I felt very reassured by the experience which Mr Faury brings to his post.
The Sikorsky S-76D is a very impressive aircraft for VIPs who make frequent use of their helicopter and want an aircraft that is made to the highest specification. The quiet operation and executive configuration make this a luxurious and hard working helicopter.
I’m on the ground at the HAI Heli-Expo 2014 event in Anaheim, California. My thanks to Gary Slater of Bell Helicopter UK who showed me around the executive configuration of the Bell 429 during my visit.
I have really enjoyed following the progress of Allan Brew during the 2013 racing season. During the year he had had some impressive results with his Aermacchi 350 and a Seeley G50 classic motorbikes.
Natasha's project has now come to an end and she has just emailed me with news on her reflections on volunteering with the Voluntary Service Organisation.
I have just had an update about the 2014 Classic TT from Allan Brew, the classic motorbike racer who my helicopter management company Luviair sponsors.
Luviair aviation management of the Isle of Man sponsors classic motorbike rider Allan Brew. He has just taken 3rd place in the 350cc at The Skerries.
My friend Allan Brew is doing a great job with his Aermacchi 350 and the Seeley G50 500cc in the Isle of Man classic event.
As an Isle of Man company, Luviair is pleased to be sponsoring Allan Brew. Allan races classic motorbikes and took part in his first Isle of Man TT race back in 1978.
Following a recent coaching initiative by Manx Youth Opportunities, I am delighted to announce that LC Motors of Ramsay have offered a 12 week work experience to Manx teenager Jasmine Potts.
Luviair is pleased to sponsor Allan Brew, classic motorbike racer from the Isle of Man. Here is Allan's report from the first event of the 2013 classic bike calendar.
I used to be the Captain of Prince Khaled's Golden Shadow, so wanted to share this video about the Living Oceans Foundation conservation work in Jamaica.
The superyacht market is worth 24 billion Euros, supporting some 6,000 companies and 130,000 people. Now there's demand for an ethics charter.
Fancy a Riva classic launch. A Cigarette offshore powerboat. Or even a Benetti superyacht? They're all at the Prestige Yacht Auction, Antibes & Monaco, April 20th 2013.
Natasha McKenzie is spending part of her gap year working on Tajikistan with the VSO Volunteer Services Organisation. A Manx Youth Opportunities story.
Allan Brew has been competing in the Isle of Man TT races since 1978 and nowadays races classic motorbikes like the Aermacchi 350. Full story and photos ...
Imagine being able to fly anywhere in Europe at 24 hours’ notice in a luxury, private jet. Even change your destination mid-flight. And at reasonable cost, thanks to a new fractional ownership program from Nigel Watson.
Wings Like Eagles specialises in helicopter relief operations in East Africa. They are currently helping the Mozambique flood relief effort. See photos ...
James Webb walked the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and raised £3500 for the Isle of Man Children's Centre. Read our Manx Youth Opportunities story.
Fancy a holiday in Provence? Our family home in Callian is near to Fayence, Grasse and only 40 minutes from Cannes and the Mediterranean.
The European VAT on a helicopter or jet purchase could be significant. Let Nigel Watson advise you on tax, acquisition and total cost of ownership issues for your aircraft.
Studio photography lets you control lighting and shadows. But when shooting in the wild, you must harness nature to get the best effects. Click on the photo to read the full story ...
Nigel Watson Consulting is sharing a stand with Luviair and HeliRiviera at MYS 2012. Visit me at Parvis Piscine - QP71.
M-ONDE is a Eurocopter EC145 helicopter registered on the Isle of Man registry. Its serial number is 9052. Click photo to find out more.
I love walking on the beaches in the Isle of Man. But the amount of litter my dog and I find can be depressing. Click the photo to read more ...
Executive VIP helicopter EC155 for sale. Managed and maintained to the highest standards by the same crew since new. See video in 'Brokerage' section. Click the photo to read more ...
Nigel Watson has designed helipads for numerous superyachts. His European consultancy also manages helicopter operations. Click the photo to read more ...