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Water Egress Training

Spring training for the amphibious fleet group includes a trip to the deep end for some underwater egress training. Every few years all crew of both the CL215T and Fire Boss fleet update their skills from the safety of the pool. The underwater program helps pilots prepare themselves if confronted with a life-threatening situation, practicing survival skills to help overcome disorientation and darkness while strapped into an inverted aircraft sinking in cold water. The group trains from specialized equipment and learns techniques to reduce the physical and psychological stress experienced during an underwater egress situation. Watch the video of one of their maneuvers…