Frank Bernau has many years of experience as a pilot in offshore flight operations. From his time as captain in the search and rescue service of the German Armed Forces and in the civil rescue service for offshore wind farms, he has gained a lot of experience. He is very familiar with the requirements for technical systems relating to helicopter operations over land and sea by day and night. In addition he has a technical understanding through training and practice as a car and aircraft electrician.


  • Traffic helicopter pilot ATPL (H)
  • Instrument rating IR (H)
  • Acknowledgement of the Federal Office of Aviation as a teacher and examiner for type ratings,
    TRI (H) SPH / MPH, TRE (H) SPH / MPH acc. §128 LuftPersV

Expert activities

Due to his experiences and professional qualifications Frank Bernau became associated member in the BDSF (Federal registered association of German experts and technical consultants for expert services) as „Expert for Offshore Flight Operations, Helidecks and Hoist Areas“ in February 2019.

In March 2019 he was certified according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024 as „Expert for Offshore Flight Operation, Helidecks and Hoist Areas“. He is listed in the respective expert register and authorized to bear the above mentioned titles.