Welcome to the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI). CAMI is part of the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine (OAM). As an integral part of the OAM mission, CAMI has several responsibilities. One responsi- bility tasked to CAMI’s Aerospace Medical Education Division is to assure safety and promote aviation excellence through aeromedical education. To help ensure that this mission becomes reality, the Aerospace Medical Edu- cation Division, through the Airman Education Programs, established a one day post-crash survival course.
This course is designed as an introduction to survival, providing the basic knowledge and skills for coping with various survival situations and environments. If your desire is to participate in a more extensive course than ours you will find many highly qualified alternatives, quite possibly in your local area.
Because no two survival episodes are identical, there is no "PAT" answer to any one-survival question. Your instructors have extensive back- ground and training, and have conducted basic survival training for the mili- tary. If you have any questions on survival, please ask. If we don't have the answer, we will find one for you.
Upon completion, you will have an opportunity to critique the course. Please take the opportunity to provide us with your thoughts con- cerning the course, instructors, training aids. This will be your best opportu- nity to express your opinion on how we might improve this course.