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Short Term Supply System (STASS) Aircrew

Short Term Supply System (STASS) Aircrew

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Key information


To teach the principles and use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus to aid escape from a ditched helicopter.

Course details

Classroom and practical training covering:


  • Before and After Flight Inspections on the STASS
  • Operation of the STASS and controlled underwater breathing techniques
  • Hazards associated with the use of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  • Consolidation 


  • Shallow water training for familiarisation of STASS
  • 1 run in the shallow water egress trainer (SWET), using normal egress procedures with the aid of STASS
  • 2 runs in the HUET module, with the aid of STASS
  • Submerged, upright, daylight
  • Submerged, inverted, daylight
  • 4 runs in the HUET module without the aid of STASS


Aircrew must be in date for aircrew medical, including a lung function test and have a completed medical self certification form.

Non aircrew – must have a completed medical certification form signed by a medical officer.

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