How to survive a plane crash: British Airways offers £162 safety course

Travellers can experience a simulated aircraft emergency situation

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ba launches Safety Course for travellers to learn how to survive a plane crash

British Airways is offering a Flight Safety Awareness Course for travellers to learn how to survive a plane crash.

The half-day course, for frequent and business flyers, was a training course first organised for employees at oil companies who often fly to hard-to-reach places, Tech Times reports.

BA has now opened the course to anyone who wants to pay £162 to learn how to survive a crash.

The airline says: "It is designed to enhance confidence in flying by increasing knowledge and awareness of safety procedures. Delegates are given the opportunity to experience a simulated aircraft emergency situation and are then given a full debrief with safety advice and techniques for travelling on board and staying in hotels around the world."

Travellers on the course experience a simulated flight on a full motion Boeing 737 cabin simulator leading to an emergency landing and full aircraft evacuation from a smoke-filled environment, practical door and overwing exit operation on a Boeing 737 and emergency evacuation slide descents from an Airbus A320.

The course includes a discussion on Ditching (aircraft landing on water), including a demonstration of life jackets, and a discussion on Decompression (loss of cabin pressurisation), including the use of oxygen masks.

They will also leave with smoke training, including information relevant to aircraft and hotel environments.

Andy Clubb, a safety instructor at British Airways' flight training centre, told AP: "In this day and age, everybody is so comfortable with flying; they get on planes and don't consider safety."

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