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TestimonialsHere are just a few comments from the thousands of people who have taken our courses...
Harbour Air Seaplanes
Harbour Air Seaplanes is the largest all seaplane airline in Canada. They strongly endorse our course; all their pilots have either taken the course or will be taking it shortly.
Kenmore Air Seaplanes
Just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to you and your fine staff, for the awesome training we received last April 16th. You have a very engaging personality, highly suitable to your task. I learned a tremendous amount of useful information on this subject. I missed the first time we utilzed your services some years ago, and now I really wish I wouldn't have. What I have come away with, is a really genuine feeling that at least now, I might have a fighting chance to escape should the worst occur. It is really very comforting to know that I am equipped with that knowledge, thanks to you and your staff. You can be sure, that I will recommend to all my colleauges, that they might also partake of your services at their earliest convenience.
...April 2011, Chris Blair - Kenmore Air Line Pilot
I am writing you today to thank you. Years ago I had attended the underwater egress training you did up in Gillam, Manitoba. On September 13, 2012 I was the pilot of a float equipped Cessna 182 that was involved in an accident resulting in being submerged and belted in. I have no doubt in my mind that your training saved my life and the life of my passenger. Although I did the training I still had trouble finding the door handle and exiting the aircraft. The training I received was always mentioned on my preflight speech and luckily my passenger listened and remembered what I had told him. He was able to open his door and escape, I was still struggling with my door and realized this is what It feels like to drown. I had one last second left in me and somehow made my way out the passenger door. Thank you very much Bryan.
Jane and Jeff Landriault
Jeff and I would like to thank you so much for a great day yesterday. As Someone who is new to the aviation scene I am very appreciative for all of the safety information as well as the training in the pool. Your calm and caring demeanor with personalized attention make all the difference. I hope and pray that I will never have to use any of my newly acquired knowledge and skills, but if I do I feel much more prepared to do so. I am also grateful for allowing me to join as a last minute entry into the class. We met a lot of great people. You should feel very proud of what you do in trying to pass on your knowledge and expertise to others. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and hope our paths may cross again some day. Kindest Regards, Jane Landriault
Bryce Gibney hails from Boundary Bay airport. An avid boater, scuba diver, and swimmer, Bryce would periodically wonder how he'd fare if he had to ditch his aircraft flying over Georgia Strait. One day, he decided to find out. His story was printed in the July 2001 issue of COPA, and is reprinted in our Articles Section.
Barry Schiff, the well-known AOPA author, retired in 1998 from Trans World Airlines after a spectacular 34-year flying career. Barry recently took the AES training course and highly endorses the program. His article was published in the December 2001 issue of AOPA Pilot; we've reprinted it in our Articles Section.
Alan & Brenda Millet
Alan and Brenda are a couple from Sequim Washington. They heard about the Underwater Egress Training course at a flyin in Penticton in the fall of 2001. Brenda bought them both certificates to the source for Christmas. You can read about their experiences here.
Brenda Matas is a pilot who had been in an accident in a float plane, and suffered from extreme anxiety every time she subsequenty flew. She tried everything, including retraining sessions with a qualified instructor. Only when she directly confronted her fears, in the safety of a dunking course, did she exorcise her fears. You can read her letter of thanks here.
Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard is committed to providing egress training to any staff that regularly fly in Coast Guard helicopters through the course of their work. A letter of recommendation can be found here.