This program is designed to provide all aircraft crew and passengers traveling over water with the knowledge and skills necessary to react to an aircraft-ditching emergency, care for themselves in a sea survival situation, and to participate to the maximum extent in their rescue.
- Hazards to aircraft and personnel during over water operations
- Safety and survival equipment requirements and utilization
- Pre-ditching considerations and procedures
- Emergency ditching and evacuation procedures
- Upright emergency evacuation (practical)
- Survival and rescue water skills (practical)
- Off angle emergency evacuation (practical)
- Underwater escape training using the Underwater Egress Trainer (UET) or for mobile applications the Aircraft Ditching Egress Practical Trainer (ADEPT) (practical)
- *Optional: Firefighting component
- *Optional: Rescue/recovery training – helicopter rescue at sea simulation (practical)
- *Optional: Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)
DURATION : One (1) day.
- Trainees are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all program activities. Trainees are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.
- A valid Medical Certificate is required to be submitted prior to start of course. See “General Information: Medical Fitness” for full details.
- A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement. (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)
All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive:
- A Survival Systems Training certificate for Aircraft Ditching (valid for three years or terms agreed upon by contract)
- A laminated wallet course qualification card