Flying 4 The Doctors: Survival Training Part 1

Jeremy Rowsell has been going through some rigorous and intense survival training in preparation for the Flying 4 The Doctors flight across the Pacific Ocean. There are obvious risks when a pilot attempts to emulate Charles Kingsford Smith’s 1928 trans-Pacific trip in a single-engine Beechcraft 36 aircraft.

We will be sharing with you a series of videos that highlight this emergency training and will give you an insight into the risks involved in the flight they are about to embark on.

The following video shows an introduction to their training at Red Alert Emergency Training Centre in Melbourne. Red Alert trains people how to survive when ditching an aircraft at sea plus survival skills while in the water.

“My trip has, at this point, become real,” Rowsell states.

In these videos you’ll see Jeremy using the Helicoptor Underwater Escape Training facility, where he simulates a potential situation he and Jim could find themselves in should something go wrong over the world’s largest ocean.

Red Alert Survival Instructor Neil Davey says that without a course in sea survival the chance of someone surviving after ditching their aircraft is approximately 21 percent. After emergency training of this nature, the survival rate lifts to approximately 88 percent.

Stay tuned for the next video where Jeremy will share his experience in the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training.

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