Aviation Egress Training Systems
Ditching – Survival
Ditching a fixed wing aircraft or a helicopter in water may seem like a remote possibility. Pilots and passengers certainly do not want to ditch in water, and most people just don’t want to think about the possibility of a ditching. But, survival of an aircraft ditching may depend upon how well prepared and properly trained you are.
Would you be prepared in the event of a water based aircraft incident?
Aviation Egress Systems
Aviation Egress Systems (AES) of Victoria, British Columbia, provides Pilot and Passenger Egress Training. This training could save your life someday! Aviation reports have stated that as high as 90% of people that end up in the water while flying, drowned needlessly. Research has shown that many ditching victims survived the impact of the water crash, but then succumbed to drowning when they did not exit the aircraft.
Aviation Egress Systems (AES) provide the S.A.F.E. course to train pilots, crew and passengers so they will be better prepared in the event of an aircraft ditching. The S.A.F.E. Course provides Pilot and Passenger Egress Training that will give you, your flight crew and your passengers the tools and confidence to have a much higher chance of surviving a water impact crash in an aircraft.
S.A.F.E. is short for:
- S – Submerged
- A – Aircraft
- F – Fuselage
- E – Egress
S.A.F.E. Training Courses can help you be better prepared for such an unfortunate and potentially deadly incident.
University of Waterloo
AES will be holding a S.A.F.E. one day training course at the University of Waterloo Aquatic Centre on Saturday June 16, 2012.
Download the AES Brochure, for registration details.
This is a great opportunity for GTA Ontario pilots and student pilots to participate in the AES S.A.F.E. training.
Where: University of Waterloo Aquatic Centre
When: Saturday June 16, 2012
Registration Details: AES S.A.F.E. Brochure
AES uses very realistic submersible cockpit simulators to help provide hands-on, true to life simulations.
The SWET dunker chair is a Shallow Water Egress Trainer (SWET) used to demonstrate and emulate being inverted under the water. Students will be belted into the SWET chair, and when they are ready, the SWET chair is flipped over. In a safe, supervised environment, the student experiences the sensation and confusion of being trapped, inverted, and under water. The student practices knocking out windows, and exiting the “aircraft” to safety.
Larger Dunker Simulators
AES also has larger Dunker Simulators to emulate being submerged in larger aircraft such as a Cessna 206. The larger simulator has multiple doors and windows and a corridor that the student must practice moving down to exit the submerged “aircraft”. Students will also be challenged with finding blocked exit doors or blocked windows, to simulate real-world scenarios that might be encountered during a real ditching of an aircraft.
Bryan Webster – “Bry the Dunker Guy”
Bryan is AES Founder, and also the chief instructor of the AES S.A.F.E. Course. A Victoria, B.C. resident and pilot, Bryan Webster, received the 2007 Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award for his exceptional commitment to underwater egress training for pilots and passengers.
Bryan Webster is a Ditching Survivor. Back in 1977, Bryan was a passenger in a Cessna 150 that crashed into the Fraser River. Bryan was instrumental in not only saving his own life, but also the life of the unconscious pilot of the C-150 aircraft.
Bryan understands, first hand, the extreme dangers associated with an Aircraft Ditching. It was a life-threatening situation, and Bryan had to react quickly and correctly to save lives. Bryan can tell you about the cold rush of water, the panic of disorientation, and the extreme difficulty of evacuating a dark, inverted and sinking aircraft. It’s a matter of life and death, and Bryan Webster has the first-hand experience to help properly train you and other pilots for an unexpected ditching.
As a ditching survivor, Bryan came up with the idea of Aviation Egress Systems in the interest of aviation safety. Bryan has a genuine passion to assist both passengers and pilots with knowledge to help them escape an underwater incident.
Bryan Webster is an experience pilot with over 11,000 hours of flying time in over 35 aircraft type. Bryan has been flying as a commercial pilot for over 25 years. He is also an author, and he published the book “Ditching Principles” to help other pilots to be better prepared and trained for aircraft water ditching.
Bry the Dunker Guy
Bryan Webster has develoed an inexpensive underwater egress training program to help better prepare pilots, crew, and passengers on how to survive an aircraft ditching. He travels across Canada to help bring his S.A.F.E. Training course to pilots everywhere.
Canadian Aviation Safety
Bryan Webster has made an outstanding impact on Canadian Aviation Safety, through his Egress Training.
Emergency underwater egress training has proven to dramatically improve survival rates. Proper Egress Training helps save lives, and as a pilot, student pilot, or frequent aircraft passenger, you should immediately enroll in one of AES’ S.A.F.E. Training courses.
For course locations, and more details, contact AES.
Aviation Egress Systems
200 Hart Road
Canada V9C 1A1
Phone: (250) 704-6401
Reservations: (250) 704-6403
Toll free: 1.877.GO.DITCH (1-877-463-4824)