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Basic Aviation Water Survival

This one-day course was designed to meet the standards adopted by the U. S. Coast Guard 8th District for their non-aviation personnel who fly over water. It covers an orientation of both U.S.C.G. and commercial helicopters and equipment.

Practical training includes use of the compressed air breathing systems.

This course can be customized to meet specific needs.

Course Outline

Classroom Theory

  • Flight Familiarization
  • Pre-flight
  • Pilot Briefing
  • In-flight passenger conduct
  • Landing
  • Safety Equipment
  • Helicopter Equipment
  • Personal Survival Equipment
  • Helicopter Emergencies
  • Types and Causes
  • Auto Rotation
  • Air Density Altitude
  • Brace for Impact
  • Emergency Procedures Following Impact
  • Phases of the Emergency
  • Abandonment
  • Survival
  • Rescue

Pool Practical Session

  • Surviving in Water
  • Personal Flotation Device
  • Action in Water
  • Underwater Egress
  • Compressed Air System
  • Liferaft and Equipment
  • Rescue

Course is held monthly. Call for dates.

Tuition: $350
1.6 CEUs