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Light GA ditching and sea survival brief

Old 3rd May 2021, 23:29
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Light GA ditching and sea survival brief

I need to give a group a brief on this, and whilst I'm familiar with the topic, don't have any prepared material. I don't suppose anybody has anything I can scrounge / steal / plagiarise do you?

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Safety Sense Leaflet 21 Probably most important is to land across the Swell not into wind. Land near a small ship ahead and on the starboard side remember big ones can take 20 miles to stop! Most people in GA carry the dinghy in the cabin and getting it out would be a nightmare. Tie the dinghy to the aircraft however; make sure if it sinks that it doesn't take the dinghy with it.
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GASCo may have some stuff for you. They regularly run a course: Ditching & Sea Survival including Underwater Escape Training. Contact Mike O'Donaghue or Penny for more info resulting from these.
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Originally Posted by Fl1ingfrog View Post
GASCo may have some stuff for you. They regularly run a course: Ditching & Sea Survival including Underwater Escape Training. Contact Mike O'Donaghue or Penny for more info resulting from these.
Thanks, I'll drop Mike a line.

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Not sure where to find it but David Joyce (LAA Gloucester Strut, Europe builder/pilot and retired doctor) did an extremely well considered and researched report on ditching and survivability about five years ago. It was published in one of the 'mags', can't recall which.

The key point is that it rather debunked the conventional wisdom that 'you'll be dead in minutes', and gave a more optimistic view on it.
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Originally Posted by Kemble Pitts View Post
Not sure where to find it but David Joyce (LAA Gloucester Strut, Europe builder/pilot and retired doctor) did an extremely well considered and researched report on ditching and survivability about five years ago. It was published in one of the 'mags', can't recall which.

The key point is that it rather debunked the conventional wisdom that 'you'll be dead in minutes', and gave a more optimistic view on it.
I've been sea survival trained and current for around half the last 28 years, and before that was a canoeing instructor and a lifeguard in my teens, so entirely on board with that. I was very much here looking for some free material I could use to deliver something to a club group TBH, else I'll have to create my own.

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https://www.faa.gov/TV/?mediaId=472

Some useful videos on the FAA site .
Hope it helps

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