Aviation Egress Systems was founded in 1998 to provide safety training to all civil private and commercial pilots helicopter or fixed-wing. Over the years our reputation has grown as the Canadian Egress Training Pioneering company and has been accredited with saving numerous lives.
It all began when Bryan Webster our AES founder was departing from the Vancouver International Airport runway 26 in a Fed X Cessna Caravan on route to Victoria out over the Georgia Strait. As he was waiting for clearance he perused through the latest Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter and determined that there was inadequate safety training for pilots regarding flight over water. Earlier that month his Pratt and Whitney Turbine engine had threatened to quit half way on this same route thus his mind flipped back to 1978 when he himself was a passenger in a Cessna 150 that ended up in the Fraser River, the rest is history.
With Bryan's passion for aviation and his great enthusiasm for safety he designed and build all of the equipment and simulators for our Aviation Egress Systems program.We are proud to say Egress Training as you know it is proven to be an effective and affordable training tool for aviation safety, meeting the needs of the private commercial operators of large fleets of aircraft.
Today Aviation Egress Systems has fixed base training facilities at Victoria BC and Thunder Bay Ontario as well we have traveled to over 50 locations Canada-wide from Inuvik to Quebec including everywhere in between. To date AES has trained over 5000 students giving them the tools to work with should the unexpected happen as passenger or crew on board any aircraft.
We constantly improving our training syllabus and equipment to focus on the best experience to meet our clients needs.
Willy has been with Aviation Egress Systems almost since our conception and is a valued staff member. A retired Millitary Hull Tech, Willie is AES's "jack of all trades". His main job during courses is to work with the equipment in the pool. As well, Willie has extensive experience with rescue diving and diving in general.
Trevor is our AES assistiant and has been with the company since out start.
Patti is our AES Tunnel Simulator expert. She puts our students through the paces of a varity of diffrent scenarios, from rescues, buoyancy and learning to allow your fingers to be your eyes. She embraces our students in a creative way including harassment and humor to assist our AES participants to achieve their full potential and understanding of what an inverted incident could look like.