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Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) with Compressed Air Breathing System

The eight-hour HUET (Helicopter Underwater Egress Training) covers both helicopter emergencies and installation abandonments. During practical pool exercises, the participant will use both aviation and USCG-approved equipment. By utilizing the METS (Modular Egress Training Simulator) the participant receives the most realistic training available.

The student will be introduced to compressed air breathing systems and will complete practical exercises breathing underwater.

The course can be customized to meet company needs and simulate specific types of aircraft.

Note: This is the non-OPITO course for HUET with compressed air breathing system. Go to information about the OPITO course here.

Classroom Theory

  • Pre-Flight Familiarization
  • Helicopter Safety Equipment
  • Helicopter Emergencies Procedures
  • Breathing Compressed Air Underwater
  • Brace for Impact Positions
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape
  • Operation of Helicopter Exits
  • Rescue - Surface to Surface, Surface to Air (hoisting)
  • Installation Evacuation: Types of Emergencies, Alarms, Escape Routes, Muster Locations, PPE
  • Abandonment Options: Helicopter, Support Vessel, Lifeboats, Liferafts, Water Entry
  • Cold Water Philosophy: Effects of Cold-Water Immersion, Hypothermia, Cold Shock
  • In Water Survival: PFDs, etc.

Practical Exercises

  • Helicopter dry evacuation - land
  • Controlled ditch into aviation liferaft
  • Helicopter Underwater Egress
  • Compressed Air System
  • Surviving with F.A.A. Approved equipment: donning inflatable lifejacket, lifejacket inflation
  • Surviving without equipment: clothing inflation, use of floating debris
  • Aviation liferaft - righting, boarding, features and supplies
  • Helicopter Rescue: rescue strop, rescue basket
  • Surviving with USCG approved equipment: donning lifejacket
  • Entry from a height
  • Individual and group sea survival techniques- HELP, Huddle, towing, survival chain, circle, etc.
  • Marine liferaft - righting, boarding, features and supplies

Course is offered every Friday.

Tuition: $350
0.8 CEUs