The other facilities include Emergency Evacuation Training (EET), Wet Drill
Training, Fire and Smoke Training, Cabin Service Mock-ups, and Air Traffic Control simulators.
Taken over just one working day, it covers essentials such as helicopter escape, emergency breathing, a practical firefighting session, self-rescue exercises, and sea survival-pool wet drill
Taken over just one working day, FOET covers such essentials as helicopter escape, emergency breathing, a practical firefighting session, self rescue exercises, and sea survival-pool wet drill
Teams took part in events including the steamer wet drill
, hydrant drill, manual drill, manual wet drill
and hose cart drill.
Birmingham Metropolitan |College students perform a wet drill in the station pool
They took part in a twoday work experience programme - getting to grips with high-ropes as well as wet drills in the station pool and see-saw and defender activities.
Squadron Leader Tamzin Keenlyside said: "We put the students through extensive training including wet drills in the station pool where the group could experience what would happen to pilots who eject from their aircraft over water."
The course was conducted over two consecutive Saturdays for a total of 16 hours face time, which includes theory and a multiple choice exam as well as practical components such as learning how to use flares and a the notorious "wet drill".
The second part, the "wet drill", is conducted by Pacific Sailing School at the Sydney University pool.
He passed a survival rescue assistant instructors course and now works as a junior non-commissioned officer in charge of the Wet Drill
Bay, training air crew survival techniques in water.
Students also learn practical cabin training including fire-fighting, emergency evacuation, a wet drill
and aviation theory.