Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)


Course also known as: PMAWHS214 Undertake helicopter safety and escape

This course is delivered at the AMC Survival Centre in Launceston by LifeFlight Training Academy (RTO 2762).

What's covered?

  • Emergency Preparation – includes the importance of pre-flight preparation, briefing procedures and safe boarding techniques.
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Equipment – includes identifying and using common aviation PPE and helicopter emergency and safety equipment.
  • Emergency Procedures and Drills – includes brace positions, personal response control, cockpit/cabin management and orientation.
  • Aircraft Underwater Escape Skills – including the development of escape plans, operation of primary and secondary exits, dealing with exit hazards and complications.
  • Deploying Life Saving Equipment – includes knowledge on how to safely deploy life jackets and life rafts. This subject also covers how to safely board a life raft and life raft management, use of survival equipment and ration management.
  • Sea Survival Techniques – includes cold water survival, swimming techniques, HELP and HUDDLE positions, maximizing survival time, flotation and group survival techniques.
  • Search and Rescue Procedures – includes techniques to minimise your rescue time including effective use of signalling equipment such as GPS systems, EPIRBS, flares and marker dyes. Helicopter and vessel search and recovery procedures.
  • Medical Safety – includes prevention and treatment of hypothermia, hydration and dehydration considerations, along with general survivor well-being.

Who should participate?

This course is necessary training for aircrew, marine pilots, fire industry, government personnel, media representatives, tourism operators, aviation medical professionals and any person whose job role requires them to fly over water in either a rotary wing or fixed wing aircraft.


This assessment will be conducted through observing skills in making a competent underwater escape from the aircraft simulator in a variety of escape situations. These escape situations will include 180-degree rollover, 180-degree rollover in blackout conditions and 180-degree rollover using a secondary exit.

Knowledge of the theoretical components of the course will be assessed through the use of a written questionnaire. Both assessments will be conducted at the end of each component of training. Notification of results will be given at the completion of the day’s training.


  • Duration: 1 day
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    Helicopter Underwater Escape Training | Launceston, TAS | $1,500 Join Waitlist
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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