- Here is an overview of helicopter crashes and how to survive them.
- There are several articles on helicopter crash survival tactics including this one, this one, and this one.
- And there are several videos on dunker training including this one, this one, and this one.
- You can pay to take a class on HUET (helicopter underwater egress training) as a civilian (or get free training courtesy of Uncle Sam depending on your rate/MOS). More info on the course here.
- The basics that you should know include how to swim in open water, how to release your restraint system quickly, what it is like to plunge into icy water (practice this in a safe environment), and general helicopter safety tips.
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Can You Survive a Helicopter Crash?
Last night's crash of a helicopter into the East River in New York City was a tragedy. Five passengers died in the crash and only the pilot survived. Could the passengers have survived the crash? Who knows really, but if you study up on the topic, you will have a better idea of how to survive such a crash.
Posted by Code Name Insight at 7:49 PM
Labels: helicopter safety
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Another option is to work in the offshore oil & gas industry. It is required training, on the company dime, due to helicopters being the main mode of transportation for personnel on the rigs & platforms.ReplyDelete
I've been through it a few times. Top takeaways...keep your focus, be aware of your nearest escape route (windows/doors), move quickly, be prepared to stay afloat in open water until rescued.