Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)

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Helicopter Underwater Egress Training in the United States, and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training in most other countries, (often abbreviated HUET, pronounced hue-wet, hue-way or you-way) is training provided to helicopter flight crews,[1] offshore oil and gas industry staff[2] law enforcement personnel, and military personnel who are regularly transported by helicopters over water.[3][4]As the name implies, the purpose is to prepare them for emergency exit in the case of a crash landing over water. While the training may be taken by crew and frequent passengers in all small aircraft that could ditch over water, a fixed wing aircraft such as a seaplane or small jet is not as prone to rollover as quickly or sink as rapidly as a helicopter with its main rotor on top of the aircraft. In addition, due to the slow speed of helicopters versus fixed wing aircraft and the lower height above the water, their cabins have a greater chance of being intact with passengers inside when ditched in the water.


The training involves simulated sinking in a pool while rotating the training module upside down and focuses students on bracing for impact, identifying primary and secondary exit points, avoiding smoke inhalation, surfacing for air, and head count. The conventional simulators simulate an immersed cabin rotating around single axis, usually lengthwise. While the traditional simulators can only be turned left or right in the horizontal plane, the new generation simulators can turn 360° in both the horizontal and vertical planes. The HUET training aims to increase time-saving awareness of situational characteristics that can prevent successful escape, such as the role of the seat belt to control excess buoyancy caused by the safety suits inside the helicopter, how to operate the external breathing system, and to carefully store away excess seat belt length.

Royal Navy personnel train for helicopter emergency survival in water at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton while United States Marine Corps and Navypersonnel train at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, or Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.

HUET training is provided in Australia by LifeFlight.[5]


^ Curtis, Kate; Ramsden, Clair (2011). Emergency and trauma care (8th ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W.: Elsevier Australia. ISBN 0729539822.^ Andrews, Phil; Playfoot, Jim. Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: Building A Technically Competent Workforce: 2 (The Getenergy Guides). Elsevier. ISBN 9780128010181.^ de Voogt, Alex; Van Doorn, Robert R (2007). “The Paradox of Helicopter Emergency Training”. International Journal of Aviation Psychology. 3 (17).^ “How to Survive A Helicopter Crash”. Retrieved 26 February 2015.^ “About HUET”. LifeFlight. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

External linksEdit

Media related to HUET at Wikimedia Commons

For marine pilots maybe? Juu huku kwingine kwa mawe sijui kama ina kazi

I posted , with lake Nakuru tragedy in mind. I also tend to imagine, in times of emergency, landing air equipment over water is safer.

Thanks for the post, kindly be advised the pilot of the illfated chopper had this training and other specialised trainings during his stint in the security forces.

Thanks for the heads up.

Is it possible to direct me to a place i can get the Information on HUET, hata kama ni syllabus ?

kuna underwater welder.

I have done the training. Its compulsory for anyone working on oil rigs offshore. I did it in dubai a while back. Its now available in Congo

as stated its for crews, military, and persons who overfly big masses of water, not small lakes and dams. Its liken to say all passengers flying in boeing, airbus etc to undergo parachute training, doesn’t work like that. First, its the level of fittness required and agility of a young man in his teens to early twenties who can achieve the required level of escape from that particular vessel and second, you must be eorking in that enviromentmot times in yr day to day activities.

Anyone can do it. Its not very complicated. It’s not a must u know how to swim but it’s an advantage

You get paid a lot of money. Yes kunao. Oil rigs off shore na kadhalika

Unapangia KCB ya Qatar au ya Seychelles?

In rigs the use ROV (remote operated vehicles) for underwater tasks

Ok sir, will send to you as soon as I get it availed to me. Bookmarking this post

It’s part of our job training here, the drill repeated every 10 months