Helicopter Underwater
Escape Training
& Water Survival

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.

Course information

Location: Campus Sursee Sportarena
Date: October 9, 2024 ¦ October 10, 2024 (one day)
Course content:


  • Helicopter operations + safety
  • Survival equipment
  • Pre- and post crash procedures
  • Underwater evacuation from a capsized helicopter
  • Compressed Air Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS)

Open Water Survival

  • Signal devices
  • Water confidence exercise
  • Surviving extended time in the water using the life raft and other flotation devices
Medical problems associated with Helicopter Crash‘s in Water (hypothermia, injuries, drowning)

Minimum requirement:

Course participants must be able to swim a distance of at least 25 meters.
Course material:

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:

  • Swim suit
  • 2 towels
Course price: CHF 800.00 per person (including lunch)
Duration / schedule: 1 day from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


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If you have any questions or wish to register by telephone, please contact us on +41 27 570 70 70 or by e-mail at training@air-zermatt.ch.


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All prices in CHF, including VAT, excluding shipping costs.