All aviators need to be trained in water survival skills if their operations take them over any body of water. It is of great importance that all aircrew know how to survive a water landing and maintain survival until the arrival of rescue forces.
ETC offers a complete line of water survival equipment for Underwater Escape, Parachute Drag, Parachute Drop and Disentanglement, and Helicopter Rescue Hoist training.
Helicopter Rescue Hoist Trainer (HRHT)
Simulates the hoisting of a trainee into the rescue helicopter. The HRHT main platform is 10 feet high and supports the hoist mechanism and the rotor downwash sprayers. The instructor uses a remote control to operate the winch controlling the activation, speed and direction of the hoist winch.
Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer (HUET)
Simulates underwater disorientation caused by a rapidly sinking inverted helicopter. A variety of helicopters from within the customer’s fleet can be simulated with exits and windows correctly sized for the aircraft being simulated. The HUET provides aircrew the opportunity to train using different cabin exit points under different conditions.
Parachute Drop Disentanglement Trainer (PDDT)
The PDDT supports aircrew practicing disentanglement from the shroud lines and canopy of their parachute in the event that the parachute lands on top of them in the water. After successful disentanglement, the trainee swims away from the parachute and enters a one-man life raft, which is secured by a rope to the pool edge.
Parachute Drag Trainer (PDT)
The PDT is used for aircrews to practice righting, self-stabilization and parachute release skills when dragged by a wind-blown parachute upon water entry. ETC’s PDT consists of a tower, cable run, and a wall support. The PDT provides realistic, variable drag speed for different wind conditions.