Survival for Aircrew is essential reading for any aviation personnel who might at any time fly over water or inhospitable terrain. The ability to conquer nature and survive long enough to be rescued is a skill that could have saved the lives of countless aircrew and passengers in the past, and could save many lives in the future. Designed to be an easy-to-read instructional resource, this book teaches aircrews all the survival methods they are ever likely to need, in any eventuality. Illustrated throughout for ease of reference, this book looks at the aircrew role in an aviation survival situation, at the equipment required and at the possible scenarios. Its emphasis on crew behaviour makes the book unique, whether the reader is involved in general aviation, airline industry or government service. Features include: *
Table of Contents
Contents: Survival - an introduction; The crew role - leadership in survival; Water survival - it can happen to you!; Ditching - how to prepare; Underwater escape In the water; Life raft management; Life raft Design and Equipment; First aid at sea; Signalling and rescue - at sea; Introduction - land survival; The desert; The jungle; The arctic; Lighting fires; First aid on land; Signalling and rescue on land; Conclusion; Index.
Sarah-Jane Prew has been a cabin safety consultant for a number of years, working as the Editor of her own newsletter, Cabin Safety Update as well as Co-Director of The Write Partnership. She has carried out consultancy and training with the airlines and has experience in a wide range of areas such as Crew Resource Management, hijack management, security, first aid, cabin accident investigation and cabin crew training. She has a wide range of experience of survival, having attended many courses and worked with many professional groups. Practical courses attended include open sea survival courses, underwater escape ’dunker’ courses, helicopter winching and desert survival courses. In producing this book she has attended courses and researched with, among others, the UK and US Coast Guards, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force School of Combat Survival and the UK Department of Transport.
’...the author’s enthusiasm for the subject is obvious...contains useful background information, interesting tips and sound comments...providers of aircrew training will find this book a useful addition to their reading lists.’ Journal of Professional Aviation Training ’...well written and illustrated throughout...Survival for Aircrew is a must for airline safety and emergency departments...it is sure to provide a solid return on the investment.’ The Journal for Civil Aviation Training ’...this highly informative volume is a very good place to start for the general overview of land and sea survival techniques...perfect resource for classroom or library reference...highly readable, straightforward style...a useful and important study...’ Flight Safety Digest ’The highest compliment one can give anything is to identify it as a desired object if one were to find him- or herself on a deserted island. This reviewer would certainly consider this book as a necessary companion on such an island, although one needs the wisdom this book offers long before ending up in such a circumstance.’ Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine