Helicopter Underwater Escape and Sea Survival Training

Helicopter escape underwater

This course allows helicopter crew to experience first-hand the emergency procedures in the event of a helicopter ditching at sea. Using our 4m deep environmental training tank, we can replicate the sea and weather conditions which may be encountered in a real-life situation. 


4 hours at Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre.

Course fee

£4210 per group of up to 10 delegates (price applicable until 31/07/2024)


On request.


The certificate is awarded by Blackpool and the Fylde College. 

Entry Requirements

No previous training is required.

Medical Declaration

Parts of the course are of a physical nature.  Delegates are required to:

  • complete a medical declaration
  • prior to the in-water element, self-declare of fitness to undertake in-water Compressed Air Emergency Breathing system (CA-EBS) training

This will be sent with joining instructions and delegates are requested to read this carefully so they are fully aware of the physical requirements. 

Course details

This course provides emergency escape and survival training for those intending to fly in helicopters.

Course Content

  • Transits, life jackets and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) ditching drills
  • Dry HUET cabin smoke drills and aviation raft equipment
  • HUET drills – eight in-water scenarios
  • Aviation life raft climb-out and batten down
  • Sea survival – six in-water scenarios including final abandonment exercise in adverse conditions – waves, low lighting, rain and smoke
  • Heli-winching from the water

We can tailor course content to your specific requirements, contact us to discuss.

Find out more

Contact our team on offshore@blackpool.ac.uk or 01253 504800.

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