4 hrs/0.5 day up to 16 hrs/2 day

Prepare to handle real-life emergencies and learn how to survive an aircraft ditching with and without an emergency breathing device such as HEEDS or SEA MK / LV2. Courses using the aircraft simulator (METS) are delivered in Groton, CT.

Equivalency: HUET, EBS, ADC

Accreditation: FAA WINGS credit may be obtained on a case-by-case basis

4 hrs/0.5 day up to 8 hrs/1 day

Aviation Survival & Egress Training Course delivered at a venue near you - does not include aircraft simulator (METS).

Regulations satisfied: AR 95-1​

Accreditation: FAA WINGS credit may be obtained on a case-by-case basis

 4 hrs/0.5 day up to 8 hrs/1 day 

Prepare to survive while stranded in the open water with limited resources for an unknown period of time.  Courses offered in open water and indoors.

8 hrs/1 day

Prepare to survive in the wild with limited resources for an unknown period of time. Course offered outdoors.

8 hrs/1 day up to 16 hrs/2 day​  

Prepare for in-flight emergencies at higher altitudes - First aid/CPR/AED, cabin decompression, hypoxia and oxygen delivery, highjacking, and a variety of other abnormal circumstances. Commonly combined with Aviation Survival & Egress Training Course.

Regulations satisfied: FAR 135.331, FAR 91 Sub-Part K

Accreditation: FAA WINGS credit may be obtained on a case-by-case basis

Survival Systems USA offers a number of courses to address the risks faced by organizations and individuals as they travel by air, over water, or near water. As technology improves and travel becomes more economical, people are more frequently traveling by plane, helicopter, and boat. Career paths or lifestyles requiring frequent travel by air or water are at the greatest risk for a sudden emergency. Producing the best possible out comes during these emergencies means training and preparation before the emergency occurs. The urgency for survival training is multiplied when there is the potential to be stranded for indefinite period of time or when resources are limited. Whether traveling by air, water, or land you could find yourself in a life-threatening situation and in need of survival skills within a matter of seconds. Survival Systems USA provides the knowledge and training that may one day save your life or the life of a loved one.

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Serving Airborne Law Enforcement Association and emergency services with emergency breathing device training and water survival training at a nearby location
Serving long time client Sikorsky with a custom survival course
Partnered with Airbus to deliver survival training
Serving long time client Sikorsky with a custom survival course
Serving Lifeflight of Maine in underwater escape training
Serving Whirly Girl helicopter pilots in aviation ditching training
Serving Wheels Up fixed wing pilots in general emergency duties
Training Jet Aviation pilots in aviation survival training

“Training & technology proven to save lives”

survival Training

1/2 Day to 5 day

Tailored to an organization’s specific needs. Choose from existing subjects or have an entirely new course developed.

"In late September 2018, I scheduled a one-day underwater egress course with Survival Systems, USA in Groton, Connecticut. I had wanted to take the course for a long time since I fly amphibian aircraft recreationally on a regular basis, but I kept putting it off due to time constraints. I have almost 3,000 hours in amphibian Huskies and Seareys. The course was more than I ever imagined. My anticipated anxiety over being upside down, seat belted, under water were quickly calmed by the very capable staff. The cockpit was configured to replicate the Husky I currently fly. After six or seven rollovers and following their system of exiting the cockpit, I felt confident in my new discipline, although it is one that I hope never to have to use. I felt very satisfied over my decision to take the course and had no regrets regarding my investment in order to learn new things about seaplane flying. I was amazed to discover how many things I did not know! Survival Systems USA offered a useful, challenging and informative learning experience that did not disappoint. I think every seaplane pilot should consider this course." - Jerry Roth January/February 2019 Water Flying Magazine

"I attended Survival Systems, USA for ASET 1 training. At the time I was working full time for a company on the coast of Maine, every day I flew 20+ miles offshore to small fishing communities. Shortly after my training, I moved to Kodiak, a small island in the Gulf of Alaska. I have been here ever since, flying to the remote villages on the island and down the Aleutian Chain. At times we cross more than 40 miles of unforgiving ocean in our single engine wheel planes to get to the mainland or to even more remote islands, or to assist the coast guard in location and recovery of missing fishing vessels/crew. I was ferrying a Cherokee 6 from Anchorage, AK to a remote airstrip about an hour away. As I neared my destination I encountered a combination of mechanical issues and weather. I accumulated a substantial amount of ice and was unable to keep the airplane in the air. I landed the airplane with little personal injury and fortunately little damage to the aircraft aside from a bent right wing and right landing gear. Despite not being too terribly far from a small town, it was still 8 hours before anyone even knew I was overdue. I had sent out a distress signal with my tracker, which seemed to be unreceived. Fortunately I was prepared for the occasion and had a survival bag and the skills to withstand the brutal cold. Regardless, it was an intriguing experience to be so alone in such harsh conditions. I’m very grateful for the training I had received from Survival Systems USA. Even though that had been almost two years prior, I was still able to call on that knowledge in a time of need and it certainly helped prevent a more dire emergency than the one I was already in. With my training from Survival Systems I was able to tend to my personal injuries and mitigate hypothermia while I waited for rescue. Fortunately I did not have to spend the night at the crash scene, as I was recovered and brought to a hospital a little after dark. Looking back on that experience, I have the utmost respect for the training I received. I’m grateful I did not have to spend the night or many nights in the bush, in the middle of an Alaskan winter, as several of my friends have. However, I felt confident that I had the skills and supplies to do so, thanks to you. I appreciate what Survival Systems USA offers to pilots and crew alike. I only wish the friends I have lost here in Alaska had the training I did. Thank you." - Lydia Jacobs

8 hrs/1 day up to 16 hrs/2 day

Army personnel operating aircraft engaged in over-water flight are required to adhere to Army Regulation 95-1 - Page 50, Section 8-11, f(3)_22Mar2018.

Regulations satisfied: AR 95-1

Equivalency: DTC and DTCR

12 hrs/1.5 days

Shore-based wind, oil, and gas workers traveling to and from offshore installations prepare to survive an offshore emergency.

Equivalency: HUET

Survival Systems USA

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Survival Systems USA, Inc.

144 Tower Avenue Groton, CT 06340