Aircraft Ditching, Escape and Survival

Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) with Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS)

This course is designed for those who use or are required to use Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) for all over water flights in case of an emergency ditching (or water landing). The course specifically covers the training knowledge and skills attained from the basic Aircraft Ditching, Escape and Survival Course or HUET but with the use of an EBS device. As these devices are essentially SCUBA devices, it is essential that all personnel using such devices are trained appropriately in their use to mitigate the risks of medical injury. With diving industry instructors and aviators on staff as your course instructors, participants are assured that the proper techniques and knowledge are gained to ensure you use such equipment in the way the manufacturer intended. Also, with the market leading manufacturer of EBS equipment (Aqua Lung for the Survival Egress Air and HABD device) on the team, you are assured you are receiving the right instruction on equipment use and maintenance.


Students on this course must have completed the Aircraft Ditching, Escape and Survival Course or an equivalent HUET course within the preceding 2 years.

Course Availability and Schedule

As this course starts with the theory component which is delivered 100% online, students can book onto the course at any time at their convenience and complete the Phase 1 Theory at their own pace. Once completed, students can then book onto the next available practical training day convenient to their location. The practical elements of the course are delivered in 1 Day (from 8:00am to 4:30pm for typical course sizes).

Practical (in-pool) Training Locations:

In Australia, courses are usually run in Goulburn and Sydney, NSW, and Canberra in the ACT, year round. In the United States, courses are currently available in Prescott, Arizona with a number of new locations commencing in 2013. With our Mobile Training Unit’s, Antipodean Aviation’s instructor crew can conduct training onsite anywhere worldwide (where logistically possible). We also specialise in meeting the unique needs of our customers, individuals and organisations alike and your time schedules so if you or your staff are in desperate need to be certified as quickly as possible for HUET or Emergency Ditching currency (initial life jacket and life raft training) then contact us as we will most likely be able to help at short notice!

For students based in Europe, dates will be scheduled in 2013 for practical course completion and will be advised to students throughout their Phase 1 training. From 2014 onwards, Antipodean Aviation will have a permanent base in Europe to facilitate all practical training elements of all courses.

What to bring

We supply flightsuits, helmets or headsets (helicopter or fixed wing), EBS equipment and all additional equipment for the course but participants are asked to bring along some swimmers, a towel and spare pair of shoes (enclosed footwear such as joggers, boots, etc.)

Course Cost

Initial Course – $ 750.00

Renewal – In general, most industry sectors require renewal of this course every 2 years.

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For more information about this course and other courses contact us at:

Tel: 61-2-4821 9306