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Ditching / Water Survival / Staying Alive for Rescue
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Presentation on ditching, survival, and staying alive for rescue - presented by Commodore Robert T. Shafer
Date and Time:
Friday, May 17, 2019, starting at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)
COMO Robert T. Shafer
Brief Description:

How do you plan your flight so you won’t have to ditch? And how do you stay alive and get rescued if you do?  This is important information for all pilots who fly over water.

Topics covered will include:
• Planning To Prevent Trouble – Preventative SAR (Search And Rescue)
• What To Do If Things Go Very Wrong – Ditching Technique
• How To Call For Help – Signaling
• How To Stay Alive Until Help Comes – Water Survival
• Stuff To Use To Help Stay Alive – Equipment
• Why You May Need A New ELT – Is anyone listening to your old one?
• Make the Switch to 406 – Your best chance of being located when you are in trouble.

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ENCORE EVENT AVAILABLE NOW - Recorded LIVE from the FAA Safety Center in Oshkosh Wisconsin during AirVenture 2018

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Aeronautical Proficiency Training
Phone: 3148635941
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COMO Robert T. Shafer - Presenter 

Commodore Robert Shafer is the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Assistant National Commodore for Recreational Boating Safety (RBS). His responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the USCG AUX RBS programs. Earlier national positions include Assistant National Commodore for Response and Prevention, Director of Response and Chief of Aviation. 

COMO Shafer holds a commercial pilot certificate, with ratings for instruments, single and multi-engine airplanes and helicopters. He is a flight instructor and FAASTeam Representative. He has been trained and certified in aircraft ditching, underwater egress and survival. He and his wife, Susan, (also a pilot), are the proud owners of two airplanes and a helicopter.


Created by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, civil volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard. Standing shoulder to shoulder with the Active Duty and Reserve components of Coast Guard Forces, over 26,000 men and women Auxiliarists volunteer to advance maritime safety and to provide direct operational and administrative support to Coast Guard missions and units.

The Auxiliary promotes maritime safety and assists the Coast Guard in the performance of every function, duty, role, mission or operation authorized by law. Auxiliarists stand communication watches, perform surface and air patrols, instruct classes, examine vessels, assist in recruiting, and perform administrative services, among many other things. 

The Coast Guard Auxiliary, including Auxiliary Aviation, plays an important part in the Coast Guard’s Homeland Security mission and is an integral part of the Coast Guard search and rescue team.

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Advanced Knowledge Topic 2
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