Date(s): March 6 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Aviation Survival and Egress Training with EBDs

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Christopher Poore, Survival Systems USA

Price by Jan. 29: $525 Member | $535 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $545 Member | $595 Nonmember

This program addresses the risks associated with frequent travel over or near water by providing pilots, aircrew, and passengers with basic preflight, in-flight, and post-aircraft ditching knowledge and survival skills, including the use of emergency breathing devices (EBDs). Attendees will gain an understanding of the hazards, equipment, and procedures associated with overwater flight as well as pre-ditching procedures and landing considerations. The course is conducted in a classroom setting in the morning, followed by a practical exercise session in the afternoon at a designated pool.

This course meets AR95-1 requirements for military personnel and is an FAA WINGS–accredited program.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, attendees will have learned:

  • Preflight steps to perform in preparation for EBD use
  • How to prioritize tasks prior to ditching
  • Critical steps to perform for underwater egress and EBD use
  • Water survival skills.

Shuttle service is available to the pool at the Marriott Atlanta Marquis on route 1. Full schedule can be found here.

Instructor Bio

Before he was appointed as internal staff development lead at Survival Systems USA in 2021, Christopher Poore served in multiple operational roles at two Survival Systems facilities. He has trained thousands of US military aviators, law enforcement professionals, and civilians in underwater egress and surface-water survival. Christopher has presented at venues in over 42 states for aviation clients, conducted instructor and student training around the world, and consulted as a subject-matter expert for research and development programs with the PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and GWO (Global Wind Organisation) groups involving underwater egress and surface-water survival training and equipment.

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