October 13, 2012 - Mocked GA-aircraft ditch in the Pacific Ocean
A safety workshop tailored for the general aviation and certainly one of a kind. Five miles off shore of the coast of Dana Point Harbor the participants could experience real ocean conditions. A 55 foot motor yacht severed as a floating classroom.
Supported by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Aviation administration (FAA) and local authorities like Orange County Harbor Patrol (OC Sheriff) the participants were able to work with real survival gear like life raft, water dye and flares.
The site of the mocked aircraft ditching got greeted by a flyover of a USCG HH-65 Dolphin (Dauphine) helicopter.
Tina Dittmar (co-founder of H2O(2)_foundation) is an American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, in three disciplines, First Aid, CPR/AED, Water Safety and Lifeguard Training. Tina Dittmar has been an Instructor Trainer (IT) for about 20 years.
William Pass (co-founder of H2O(2)_foundation) is a training captain, ferry pilot and corporate pilot for about 30 years. He is also a certified lifeguard and professional rescuer.