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GASCo LifeRaft SmallGASCo will be holding a 'Ditching and Sea Survival' Seminar on Tuesday 21 March 2017 10am - 5pm at the RNLI College, Poole, Dorset - (Courtesy of Royal National Lifeboat institution).

This is an excellent way to mitigate the consequences of the small but nevertheless important threat posed by ditching in preparation for over-water flights this summer.


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The day consists of presentations about pre-flight preparation and considerations for a ditching emergency together with practical tips; advice on surviving a ditching; sea survival and choice of survival aids. The theory sessions are followed by a practical session in the State-of-the-art facilities of the RNLI’s integrated Sea Survival Centre, where real-life conditions and rescue operations will be simulated to give you essential practical experience in sea safety and survival techniques using typical GA lifesaving equipment. Complete darkness, choppy conditions, thunder, lightning and helicopter recovery will all be simulated to very real effect. Participants are supervised throughout by the highly competent RNLI trainers all of whom are trained lifesavers.

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Participants are welcome to bring their own dinghies, life jackets and sea survival suits to see how they perform in a realistic setting. There is no substitute for knowing how the kit you use works. Arrangements can be made for servicing and repacking afterwards if required.

This is a day not to be missed. Facilities at the RNLI College are world class and the in-water instruction is second to none. To register call Penny Gould right away to ensure that you obtain a place on this seminar on which places are limited for practical considerations. Some accommodation is available in the RNLI College for those travelling long distances.

GASCo Team circle LargeBooking Price of £175 inclusive of lunch and refreshments

Apply ASAP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01634 200203, snail-mail GASCo Office, Rochester Airport, Chatham, Kent ME5 9SD.

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