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Post Aircraft Ditching Coastal Water Survival (WST1) (print friendly)
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Advanced WINGS
½ Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
Master WINGS
½ Credit for Master Knowledge Topic 2
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Survival Systems USA, Inc.


Coastal Water Survival

This basic Survival Systems USA program addresses the risks associated with post aircraft ditching by providing personnel with knowledge and survival skills to disembark a ditched aircraft and survive until rescued.

CONTENT (Academic & Practical)

  • Presentation on hazards, equipment, and procedures associated with surface water survival
  • Survival psychology
  • Surface evacuation from a floating aircraft
  • Surface water survival via group and personal hypothermia mitigation (Life raft and immersion suits)
  • Search and rescue devices and procedures

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 under the age of 18 require parental consent. 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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