Do you fly a fixed wing aircraft or a helicopter over water? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had to ditch? Do you believe that your survival chances when ditching a light aircraft or helicopter are minimal?
Reports from aviation publications state that 90% of people that end up in the water while flying, drowned needlessly. This indicates that they survived the impact but succumbed to drowning when they did not exit the aircraft.
Improving your odds of survival in a water based aircraft incident begins with AES.
The S.A.F.E. course will give you and your flight crew the tools and confidence to have a far better chance of surviving a water impact crash.
S.A.F.E. is short for:
Since the fall of 1998, AES has trained over 5000 pilots and passengers saving 30 documented lives to date in 14 aircraft accidents which involved water. Of the aircraft in these accidents 4 were commercial operators on floats the remaining 10 were private aviators. Each pilot had been previously Egress Trained with Aviation Egress Systems and they all stated emphatically Egress Training was an asset.
AES ACCIDENT STATS
A/C Accidents By Year
1 - 2001
1 - 2009
1 – 2010
2 - 2012
1 – 2013
2 – 2014
4 – 2015
5 Cessna 180 – Floats
1 Cessna 182 – Floats
1 Cessna 206 – Floats
1 Found Bush Hawk – Amphibious
1 Searey- Amphibious/Flyingboat
1 Glastar – Experimental – Amphibious
1 Volmer Sportsman – Home Built - Flying Boat Amphibious
2 DHC2 Beaver – Floats
1 PA-28-181 – Wheels