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Aviation Survival & Egress Training Essentials (ASETE) (print friendly)
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Survival Systems USA, Inc.


Aviation Survival & Egress Training Essentials

This Survival Systems USA program addresses the risks associated with frequent travel over or near water by providing fixed-wing and helicopter pilots, aircrew, and passengers with pre-flight, in-flight, and post aircraft ditching knowledge and survival skills.  

CONTENT (Academic & Practical)

  • Presentation on hazards, equipment, and procedures associated with over-water flight
  • Pre-ditching procedures and landing considerations
  • Surface evacuation from a floating or submerging aircraft using emergency exits
  • Basic underwater escape SWET (Shallow Water Egress Trainer)
  • Full disorientation underwater escape METS® (Modular Egress Training Simulator)
  • Surface water survival via group and personal hypothermia mitigation (Life vest and raft)

Four (4) Hours

Groton Training Center, Groton, CT

Participants are expected to be in a good state of health and physically capable of fully taking part in all course activities. Participants are subjected to rigorous physical activity. Depending on the program, this may include swimming, underwater disorientation, righting and/or climbing into a life raft, exposure to cold water, vertical climbing, and jumping from a height into water.

Training calendar seats are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Select training date(s) of choice.

Participants will be required to show valid government ID and complete a Student Registration Form which incorporates an acknowledgement of risk, statement of health, and general liability release for training.

All participants who complete the full program in accordance with the learning and performance objectives receive a Survival Systems USA course completion certificate.

Participants must be a minimum of 18 years of age for full participation and certification. Participants under the age of 18 require parental consent and are welcome to participate in the classroom and other non-compressed air exercises, excluding the underwater METS® runs. Participants under the age of 12 may audit the course under the direct supervision of a guardian not involved in training.

Contact Survival Systems USA to find out cost information or ask a general question:

Call | 860-405-0002
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