Turbine Training Center Blog for Cessna 208 Caravan & Beechcraft King Air pilots
“Look, up in the air --- it’s a bird --- it’s a plane --- yup, it’s a plane and it’s coming right at us!” Now there is a statement no one ever wants to have to utter, for, obviously, nothing good is ever going to happen next! If a plane does crash, all of those on board are going to want to do everything they can to protect themselves, whether it be a Commercial flight or a General Aviation flight. That’s why if you are a pilot, or are becoming a pilot, you need to be fully aware of SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH AND KING AIR 300 TRAINING.
“Obviously,” Jason Wolcott, Vice President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, shared with a degree of solemnity in his voice, “we spend much more time teaching our students how to avoid a crash than how to survive one. However,” he went on, “there are some common sense things we make sure that our graduates are aware of.”
These include, but are not limited to:
- Make sure your seat belt/harness is TIGHT!
- Make sure that there is nothing that can fall/fly up and injure you.
- Be prepared to “Think Fast.”
“There is something else we make sure everyone understands,” Dale Wolcott, TURBINE TRAINING’s President, pointed out, “and that is that they need to survive after the crash, too.”
One of the keys to this is the acquisition of a good Emergency/Survival Kit. An appropriate kit will include water, food, shelter, fire and signaling capability. There are two things that are important in regard to your kit:
- Know how to use everything you have.
- Make sure that everything is “current,” as some things can/will expire.
Several additional items you might want to consider having with you include a flashlight and batteries, and a vest where you can have as many of these items as possible “on you.”
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(To learn more about this topic, research “General Aviation Crash Survival”)