Civil aircrew training
With the world class facilities at the FPC we are in an excellent position to adapt our courses and offer training to civil aircrew. We already host a number of airlines for Hypoxia and Sea Survival training and have agreements set up to easily offer cost effective training to small airlines if needed.
Our current training capabilities include:
Hypoxia Awareness Training
Loss of cabin pressure during flight leads to hypoxia – a reduction of the oxygen supply to the brain with the consequential loss of reality and deterioration of mental ability.
In our Hypoxia Demonstration Room pilots and cabin crews can experience hypoxia to better understand its effects and promote early recognition of one´s personal symptoms. We have recently modernized our chamber and introduced new quantitative and subjective testing to enhance our Hypoxia awareness course with the latest technologies.
Sea Survival Training
For all types of aircrew, suitably replicating the challenges faced with Sea Survival training can be logistically difficult, unpredic-table and costly. The Test Pool at the FPC can recreate the harsh conditions in a safe and repeatable environment. We are able to introduce rough seas, low temperatures, high wind, rain, noise and lighting effects to accurately recreate open sea conditions.
The pool is equipped with a winch to enable evacuation and parachute drop training and we can also provide military standard life rafts to complete the training package.
Spatial Disorientation Training
Training in combating the effects of Spatial Disorientation (SD) is currently a hot item that progressive nations are incorporating into their pilots initial and routine training programmes.
We have successfully used the DFS to create a number of SD illusions and are putting a lot of focus into continuing to developing this capability for wider use.
We can simulate a number of SD illusions which would be an excellent extension to regular G-training as it all takes place in the same equipment.
For further information on the facilities please follow the links in the descriptions above or go to the Our Facilities page.
If you have training requirements which are different or not listed above then please contact us, as we can adapt to meet your needs. Our training is available as a standalone option or wrapped into a turnkey solution.
If you’d like to discuss training at the FPC further, please do not hesitate to Contact us.