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A US Marine Corps (USMC) Helicopter Pilot is lifted out of the pool in a simulated helicopter rescue at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Helicopter Pilot gives the thumbs up as he locates the lift cable at the pool in a simulated helicopter rescue at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Helicopter Pilot escapes from a simulated underwater helicopter crash at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Pilot escapes from a simulated underwater helicopter at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Helicopter Pilot is lifted out of the pool in a simulated helicopter rescue at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC). Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

US Marine Corps (USMC) Helicopter Pilots board a raft at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina (NC), in a simulated helicopter rescue. Pilots are required to qualify in aviation water survival training every four years

A student breathes from a Helicopter Emergency Egress Device while exiting a training device at Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) on board Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar.

Navy air crewman help each other into a 12-man life raft to await a simulated rescue in the pool at Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Miramar.

Navy air crewman help each other into a 12-man life raft to await a simulated rescue in the pool at Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Miramar.

Students taking a water survival refresher course exit the training tank.

A U.S. Navy diver oversees two students attending a water survival refresher course as they begin their egress.

A student swims to the surface after exiting the 9D6 dunker during a simulated aircraft water landing exercise at the Aviation Survival Training Center at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

A naval aviator swims to the surface after exiting the 9D6 dunker during a training exercise at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

A student at the Aviation Survival Training Center ascends on a hoist during a simulated night exercise as part of an aircrew refresher course in Jacksonville, Fla.

A student at the Aviation Survival Training Center ascends on a hoist during a simulated night exercise as part of an aircrew refresher course in Jacksonville, Fla.

A student exits the 9D6 dunker during a simulate aircraft water landing exercise at the Aviation Survival Training Center at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

Sailors huddle to account for their classmates as they complete the final dunk and lap swim exercise during a simulated storm at the Aviation Survival Training Center at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Marines in a simulated crash device submerge and roll over at Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Command Master Chief Richard Putnam, center left, and Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, center right, learn how Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC) Miramar operates its helo dunker from members of the ASTC Miramar staff during a tour of the facility