F-35 water survival instructor keeps training afloat

Staff Sgt. Edwin Portan, 33rd Operations Support Squadron F-35 Lightning II aircrew flight equipment continuation training instructor, questions Lt. Col. Ben Aronhime, 56th Training Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, about proper procedures while in a life raft during evaluations at a water survival class on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 31, 2014. Pilots attending F-35 water survival training are placed in simulated scenarios to provide them with the knowledge they need if they were to eject over water. The 33rd Operations Support Squadron F-35 Lightning II aircrew flight equipment shop incorporated some training elements from previous water survival training programs and developed training tools and techniques to account for the new equipment unique to the F-35 program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson)

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