Survival Courses for Pilots
Pilots receive hundreds of hours of training that prepare them to avoid emergencies while flying. Many hours are also spent training to make emergency landings. But what happens after the landing? The aircraft is down, now what? Emergency landings take place in remote areas in every type of terrain and during every season of the year. How prepared are you? As a pilot or crew member what you know and the emergency equipment you have available may save your life and the lives of others who are with you.
The aircraft survival courses offered by ETI help prepare participants to deal with these emergencies confidently. These courses are designed to provide training in the most vital survival skills for pilots, skills that can be life saving after an emergency landing. This training is essential for private pilots, commercial pilots, crew members and anyone who spends much time flying.
The courses are packed with vital information and skills that any air traveler will find valuable. Our training programs are taught using a fast moving hands on approach, designed to give pilots and crew members a working knowledge of important survival techniques for a variety of weather and terrain conditions. Through discussion, demonstrations, simulations and hands on participation, pilots learn valuable knowledge and skills. Some of the subject areas taught during the course are listed below:
General Survival Concepts
Anatomy of a survival situation
Psychology of survival
Planning vs Panic
Skill vs will to survive
After the landing (when an aircraft isn't an aircraft anylonger
Improvisation-the key to survival
Salvaging for survival
Thinking like a pirate, living like a caveman
Priorities In Hot and Cold Environments
The layering system
Cold weather shelters
The aircraft as shelter
Food and water in a cold environment
Fires for heat
High tech heat
Shelters from heat
Water requirements in a hot environment
Finding or manufacturing water
Heat illness review
When to travel
Direction finding methods
High-tech communication in a remote environment
Search and rescue for remote locations
Primitive signaling techniques
Essential equipment (never leave home without it)
Personal survival kits
Aircraft survival kits
Using equipment and supplies for survival
The standard courses are three days in length. The first day is taught in the classroom with the remainder of the training in the field. Shorter courses are also available. Participants need no prior experience and there are no special prerequisites to attend the course.
Courses are available on-site in the U.S and abroad. Courses can also be conducted at our training sites in Colorado.
Sponsoring or Scheduling a Course
The most effective and economical way to receive training is for a group or organization to schedule a training program at your location. We recommend a minimum student enrollment of 15. If your organization cannot provide the minimum enrollment required, sponsoring a course in your area is a great way to bring the training to you. By making spaces available to other pilots in your area or region, minimum enrollment requirements can usually be met. Contact our office for details.
The cost of training varies based on the location, length of training, and number of participants. Contact us for detailed information about course cost for a training program in your area.