What to Bring
ASTC Patuxent River strongly encourages FLIGHT SUITS as the uniform of the day for all aviation personnel. This is due to the physical and environmental demands of the survival training. However, Marine Corps utilities or Service Class "C" uniforms are always permitted. Aviators and aircrew are strongly encouraged to bring their own torso harness for Parachute Training.
Water Survival Students must bring a (modest) swim suit or shorts and a towel. It is highly recommended that students bring a spare t-shirt and socks, if preferred, to be worn with pool issue flight equipment. Students who wear contact lenses are encouraged to bring a contact lens kit for removal of lenses during water training. Swim goggles are not authorized for any water testing evaluation.
Students are strongly advised to bring a mid-morning snack on Water Survival training days since there is no food available. All Physiology Classes normally begin at 0715 sharp, unless otherwise directed. PLEASE BE AT THE ASTC No Later than 0715 for Medical Screening and Record Checks.
NOTE! Please be on time. Students reporting AFTER the start time of classes may not be eligible to complete a full qualification on that day, and will have to reschedule and return on another day to make up missing elements.