This blog is for pilot wives, girlfriends and really anyone who is in a relationship with a pilot. It is good to discuss the joys and challenges of the pilot wife lifestyle. It includes a lot of mine and Mr. Rights views which we hope will provide advice and support take what you like or need leave the rest. My hope is to meet other pilot wives and foster those friendships through sharing, and commenting because we can learn so much from eachother.
Would you ever think that your pilot will be
submerged in water while strapped into a fake cockpit and asked to get out as
fast as he can while trying to help those who are weaker swimmers? It was news
to me, when my husband came home from new hire training and shared with me all
of the training details that he had to go through. I think that it is
absolutely wonderful that the company my husband works for pays for the initial
and then recurrent training in how to safely egress from a submerged helicopter
that went down in the ocean. Not only does it take away the unknown of what to
do now, but it also introduces the body to the shocks that it will go into
while being dumped into frigid cold water with full gear on. Not a pleasant
thought but really necessary in my mind so that it is one more “what if” that
he is well prepared for. Enjoy the video taken by one of the other pilots
during this riveting exercise.