Survival of a unplanned helicopter landing in the water greatly depends on the personal actions to escape from the fuselage underwater. In the HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) the participants receive the right instructions to improve the chance of survival in theory as well as in practical scenarios in the event of a helicopter crash or an emergency landing in the lake as well as in the open sea.
The content of the course consists of a theoretical introduction to consider all aspects that come into play in such emergency situations, such as that a helicopter turns in the water in most cases, since the center of gravity is at the top of the gear and the rotor. The practical part starts with a few selected water confidence exercises in the water, before the practical training with the 800kg heavy helicopter mock-up begins to submerge in the water and turns upside down.
The course format complies with international recommendations and is required for many commercial off-shore helicopter companies as well as rescue organisations operating over waters.
For the safety of the participants there are always safety divers and rescue swimmers present.
This HUET course with our partner Campus Sursee Sportarena is a unique offer for the civil aviation community in Switzerland.
Open Water Survival
|Course participants must be able to swim a distance of at least 25 meters.|
All course material specific for the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (wetsuit, swim mask, etc.) will be provided by the organization.
For the practical part of the course in the water participants need to bring the following personal course material with them:
|Course price:||CHF 800.00 per person (including lunch)|
|Duration / schedule:||1 day from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.|
|Location:||Campus Sursee Sportarena
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