Safety training
@ Emirates Aviation College

Written by goflygirl, 6 years ago, 16 Comments

Wow!!! so the second week of training is insane!! We started off by learning the evacuation procedures while alarms are ringing in our ears, a voice recording of people screaming went off and the simulator shakes at the same time…. not something that you can easily get used to while trying to remember all the steps you have to do in such a procedure. Most of us had blank moments when it was our time to perform, as the noise and chaos are just too much. Eventually we all got a hang of it and can now direct passengers to evacuate when something happens while taxiing, on the runway or when returning to field directly after take-off. Awesome!!

After learning the emergency evacuation procedures we went on to fire fighting… yeah that’s right, if there’s a fire I will know how to extinguish it!! We practised in a simulation room with our gloves, glasses and halons in hand, fighting the different types of fire, also different scenarios that could happen (oven fire, fire in the lavatory, fire on the seat, in the hatrack etc.). I never really thought about this, that we will be trained to fight fire, so again it was an insane experience and a litte scary at the same time.

Each fire fighter has a back-up person to help as well a communicator to call the flight deck and keep them updated. Everyone has a chance to play out the different roles and gets judged on it. I would say the bathroom fire is the most difficult scenario as you have to first feel if the door is warm, then open it, the fire then might be in the waste bin, so slowly open that, spray some halon into it, close the door quickly again and repeat till fire is out. Some hectic stuff. While concentrating on this you have to shout the correct phrases as well. In the case of being the communicator to the flight deck, there’s even more stuff to remember, like the position of the fire: “captain we have a fire situation in the 3rd row, middle seat, outboard of the AFT of cabin door L3″ for example.





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  1. AnnaJuly 15, 2012, 7:35 PM


    I love your blog, great detail on things and good pictures. Your all look great doing your training.
    I hope to join emirates in a couple of years after more studying is done.

    Just a couple of questions.

    Q.1. I noticed there is a big file filled with lots of papers as one of the pictures. Do you learn everything in that file?

    Q.2. How many exam’s do you get?

    Q.3. Are the exam’s hard and what is the pass mark for them?

    • goflygirlJuly 21, 2012, 7:38 PM

      Thank you Anna :)
      yes we do learn everything in that book, but the training is excellent so you wont even realise that you work through that book in the 5 weeks! you get practical and theoretical exams every week, only on the work you have done during the week, so its not as hectic as it sounds… the pass mark is 80% but if you pay attention in class and do your homework and off course study a bit, you’ll be fine ;) good luck with your own studies, and yes do apply when you’re ready, its an amazing experience I wish everyone could have!

      • AnnaJuly 21, 2012, 9:22 PM

        Thanks puts my mind at rest.
        Always look forward to your new posts. :)

        • goflygirlJuly 21, 2012, 11:36 PM

          thanks!! hearing that keeps me motivated to try and keep it updated :)

  2. AnnaAugust 3, 2012, 12:09 AM

    Enjoying your blog so far.
    I heard you have to learn Airport codes. If so there is so many how do you learn them all ?

    Anna :)

    • goflygirlAugust 4, 2012, 3:02 AM

      hey Anna :)
      yes you do have to learn them and you do get tested on some random ones, but everyone somehow passed. I still don’t know all of them, but the more you fly the easier it gets to remember them! so its really not that important in training… so don’t stress about it

      • AnnaAugust 4, 2012, 6:38 PM

        Did everyone in your training class graduate at the end?

        • goflygirlAugust 6, 2012, 10:12 AM

          well you dont graduate immediately after training, only after 6 months (have to do a bit of flying first) but yes everyone finnished college and started flying :)

          • annaApril 23, 2013, 8:05 PM

            Do you actually use the aviaton alphabet???
            and how? Could you give us an example??

          • goflygirlMay 19, 2013, 2:31 PM

            hey. yes mostly for clarifying seat allocations on the aircraft, airport codes and aircraft registrations. but dont worry too much about it, you’ll get use to it fast :)

  3. AsmaJune 6, 2013, 11:02 PM

    Hello goflygirl , how are u ? I have questio about the college , Can I make the courses of the cabin crew without recruitment and how much does costs the courses ? *
    thank you in advance :)

  4. ZinaJune 6, 2013, 11:08 PM

    Hello goflygirl , how are u ? I have questio about the college , Can I make the courses of the cabin crew without recruitment and how much does costs the courses ? *
    thank you in advance :)

    • goflygirlJune 22, 2013, 9:27 PM

      Unfortunately i dont know. Do try and search emirates aviation college. Best of luck!

  5. samsoJune 10, 2013, 10:10 PM

    Hi GOflygirl I have just question if u want just answer me , so if I can make the courses in Emirates college aviation without recrutement , I think to do a courses in Safety training ( cabin crew) and I don’t know if I can make this courses without recrutement ?

    • goflygirlJune 22, 2013, 9:26 PM

      Hey. Unfortunately i dont know anything about it. Do search emirates aviation college. Good luck

  6. anitaJune 13, 2013, 2:16 AM

    hi how are you ? I have just question about this job I wanna make courses of cabin crew in Emirates college aviation and I don’t know if I can make this courses without recruitment ?


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