GCTC Survival Trainings

THE SURVIVAL PROGRAMS GCTC

Survival Training: WINTER TRAINING


GCTC Winter Survival TrainingDuring the winter survival training, the international crews practice these emergencies in winter regions.

The winter regions could be selected nearby Moscow normally, but also could be held in Siberia or other regions in the world.

The crews are trained at a place where the landing could be simulated and endure for surviving until the rescue team will arrive.

The training particular challenges the crews for to survive in icy areas where the temperatures could below -50 degrees Celsius.

The winter survival training will be held in 3 different parts:

Preliminary Winter Training:
The so-called "preliminary training" is carried out in Star City at the GCTC. Here, attendees will gain theoretical and practical lessons to learn different methods of survival. Here, the different situations of extreme terrain and climatic conditions are considered. Duration: 4 hours

Direct Winter Training:
The so-called "direct training" is conducted in the winter forest areas (near Star City). Here, the participants will learn about instructional practices necessary steps to survive in cold climates. Also, the participants will get to work with the survival pack ‘Granat 6’ as well as dealing with the TP-82 pistol, with luminous and signal munitions. Duration: 8 hours

Autonomous Winter Training:
In Rusa is the training facility of the GCTC Camp (70 km south-west of Moscow). Here, the participant's practice on their own (supervised by specialists from 2 kilometres away) the survival experience in the winter region. Duration: about 48 hours.

Training sequence
The preliminary training will be conducted one day before the right training. Training location: GCTC, Star City. On the evening of this training, participants leave the GCTC and are brought to Rusa. The Direct and Autonomous Training be carried out at the survival area of GCTC camp. Direct the training is conducted one day before the Autonomous Training. Participants must have hardy clothing (-20 to -30 degrees Celsius temperature, much colder at night).

During the free training, the participants have all items available what they are in need of, and what belongs to the kit of the Soyuz spacecraft. Spacesuit Sokol-KV, flight suit and cool protective clothing, rescue kit "Granat 6", etc. The participants will be carried to Rusa and after the training back to Star City. They will stay one night before the training begins in the GCTC-Prophylactorium at Rusa. Food is included.

To participate in such survival training, it is still necessary out of security reasons, to provide min. of 60 days all personal data of the participant. The required documents will be handed out from our side. All participants must have a valid health insurance during their stay in Russia. Medical data of all participants must be available and has to be sent to the medical department of the GCTC min. 20 days before the training.

Dates and prices upon request.

The program can also be specially organised for small groups up to 6 people on a preferred date in the winter months. Prices and more detailed information you will receive on request from our team.

Survival Training: DESERT TRAINING

GCTC Desert Survival TrainingThe Desert Training is carried out on the steppe or the desert and the crews learn to survive under difficult conditions in each environment.

The survival in the desert is a very hard because the day can have temperatures above +50 degrees Celsius in the sun, the temperatures drop at night very rapidly, so it even at temperatures around or below 0 degrees Celsius.

The crews are learning during the Desert Survival Training to stay and to survive as long as necessary in dry regions as deserts or steppes until the rescue teams arrive for evacuation of the crews. The desert survival training is carried out at Kazakhstan.

The Desert Survival Training will be held in 3 parts:

Preliminary Training:
The preliminary training is conducted in Star City at the GCTC. It includes the following activities:

- Theoretical and practical training of the portable survival kit ‘Granat 6’, purpose, structure, main tasks, practical instructions, safety precautions - 4 hours.

- Theoretical training on survival in deserts in summer and medical aspects of survival in the desert - 4 hours.

- Practical training to use the components and to use the various items of portable survival kit ‘Granat 6’ in the Descent Module (CA) - 2 hours.

Pre-autonomous Training:
The pre-Autonomous Training takes place in Baikonur / Kazakhstan held under true desert conditions and included the following activities:

- Build and fixing a shelter with the help of the brake parachute.

- Production of a backpack with the help of the brake parachute and components of the survival kits 'Garnet 6'.

- Use of wireless intercom and the flare gun (survival equipment kit "Granat 6 ').

- Target practice with the gun TP-82 (part of the survival kits 'Granat-6').

- Duration of training: 8 hours.

Autonomous Training:
The training is carried out in the desert/steppe with the crew members, depending on the mission requirement, under real conditions. Duration of the Autonomous Training: 48 hours.

Dates and prices upon request.

Survival Training: WATER TRAINING

GCTC Water Survival TrainingThe Water Survival Program is the most hard survival training because it is carried out on open sea. If the Soyuz capsule landed in the open sea, it could be that it is far away to the next coast or an island to get feet on the ground for the crew.

Not only sea sickness and other imminent dangers can happen to the space travellers. Also, entry of water into the capsule and fire on board could happen. The main task is during a water landing: stay onboard as long as it is possible.

But if the astronauts have to leave the Soyuz capsule, there is no turning back. Sea Survival Training is adapted with the circumstance that the cosmonauts have to float on the open sea for a maximum of 36 hours. If they can’t stay inside the Soyuz descent capsule until the rescue team still arrives.

Preliminary Training
The preliminary training is carried out in training camp on the Black Sea in Crimea or at other places. It includes the following activities:

- Theoretical and practical training of the portable (and buoyant) Survival Kits (HA 3) 'Granat 6' - purpose, structure, content, primary tasks, practical instructions, safety precautions) - 4 hours.

- Theoretical safety briefings for survival on open water, discussion of medical issues, meteorology, geography. - 2 hours.

- Practical teaching of Survival Kits 'Granat 6'.

Dry Training
The Dry-training is conducted on board the Vessel Ships and includes the following exercises and instructions:

- Target practice with the TP-83 pistol (part of the survival kits 'Granat 6').

- Introduction to the signal flares for day and night.

- Introduction to the Sokol pressure suit.

- Admission to the floating devices.

- Introduction to the survival suit 'Forel'.

- Implementation of the Dry-training in the Soyuz descent capsule, use of radio equipment, emergency calls, pulling out of the Sokol space suit and application of thermal underwear, the flight suit and the rescue suit 'Forel' under real practice conditions on board the deck of the ship. Exit from the Soyuz Kapsel.Dauer: 4 hours

Long Term Training
- Lowering of the Soyuz descent capsule on the open sea.

- Crew Training with a total of three astronauts in the capsule.

- Implementation of the Long Term Training in the Soyuz descent capsule, use of radio equipment, emergency calls, pulling out of the Sokol space suit and application of thermal underwear, the flight suit and the rescue suit 'Forel' under real practice conditions on the open sea. Leave the capsule. Swimming in the survival suit 'Forel' on the open sea. Use of the Survival Pack 'Granat 6', floating in the sea. Radio contact with the rescue team. Training with signal flares for day and night. Duration: about 8 hours.

Short Term Training
- Lowering of the Soyuz descent capsule on the open sea.

- Crew Training with a total of three astronauts in the capsule.

- Implementation of the Short Term Training in the Soyuz descent capsule, use of radio equipment. Simulated emergency on board (fire, flood). Preparation for the flotation of the Sokol space suit. Leaving the Soyuz descent capsule, using of flotation devices on the open sea. Swimming in the Sokol space suit on the high seas, using of Survival Kits 'Granat 6' with the crew in the high seas. Radio contact with the rescue team. Training with signal flares for day and night. - Duration: 6 hours

Dates and prices upon request.

Notes:

Medical monitoring and testing during training: The training participants have a medical certificate about their health status. This certificate entitles the participant for the training in general. Before each training session, the participants have to go through a basic medical examination, which resulted in it the participation to the training course. After training, the participant undergoes a medical follow-up to determine the general condition of the member.

The GCTC-survival training will take place in remote areas, which can take as long journey times. Our survival training is authentic and self-tested and provides high-quality training, which can be used very well to coaching or team training purposes. The survival training can be held in other areas and processes, so, we have no limits.

Also during the Autonomous training, when participants are on their own, you will be observed by trainers who are located in the area. Dedicated and qualified medical practitioners are present, as are also the surrounding hospitals and rescue teams on standby.

Do not hesitate to contact us for our real survival training. Doesn’t matter for which purpose you need it: it will save life’s!



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