Date(s): Monday, March 22 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Professional Education Course (PEC)
Tracks: Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Instructor: Andrew Kelly, Survival Systems USA

Price by Jan. 29: $425 Member | $440 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $450 Member | $490 Nonmember

This course, which offers various levels of accreditation, provides pilots, air crew, and passengers with basic preflight, in-flight, and post–aircraft-ditching knowledge and survival skills, including how to use emergency breathing devices (EBD). This course begins with a classroom lesson in aircraft ditching, followed by a session at an indoor pool to practice the new survival skills learned, one person at a time. The course confirmation receipt will list any supplies or materials participants are expected to bring to class.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned how to:

  • Prioritize tasks prior to ditching
  • Identify and perform critical steps in underwater egress and the use of EBD
  • Identify water survival skills

Instructor Bio

Prior to his appointment in 2020 as the lead for internal staff development at Survival Systems USA, Andrew Kelly served in multiple operational roles at the company. He has given presentations extensively for various aviation clients at venues in more than 30 US states and has conducted instructor and student training around the world. Andrew has also consulted as a subject matter expert for research and development programs with Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere) and the GWO (Global Wind Organization) involving underwater egress and surface water survival training and equipment, as well as workforce development.

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