Rescue aircrews undergo water survival refresher
920th Rescue Wing
/ Published March 05, 2018
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Aircrews with the 39th and 301st Rescue Squadrons spent a portion of the March unit training assembly weekend practicing their open water survival techniques March 4, 2018 along the Banana River, near Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.
Aircrew flight equipment specialists with the 920th Operations Support Squadron and survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists with the 304th RQS and 308th RQS conducted the water egress and water survival training sessions, which are a requirement for flyers every three years in order for them to remain proficient. Aircrews trained on their respective life saving equipment including rafts and emergency kits as well as reviewed procedures for evacuating the aircraft above and below the water.