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Bryan Webster

Aviation Egress Systems was founded in 1998 to provide safety training to all civil private and commercial pilots helicopter or fixed-wing. Over the years our reputation has grown to be the Canadian Egress Training Pioneering company and has been accredited with saving numerous lives.

It all began when Bryan Webster our AES founder was departing from the Vancouver International Airport runway 26 in a Fed X Cessna Caravan on route to Victoria out over the Georgia Strait. As he was waiting for clearance he perused through the latest Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter and determined that there was inadequate safety training for pilots regarding flight over water. Earlier that month his Pratt and Whitney Turbine engine had threatened to quit half way on this same route. Thus his mind flipped back to 1978 when he himself was a passenger in a Cessna 150 that ended up in the Fraser River, the rest is history.

With Bryan's passion for aviation and his great enthusiasm for safety he designed and build all of the equipment and simulators for our Aviation Egress Systems program.We are proud to say Egress Training as you know it is proven to be an effective and affordable training tool for aviation safety, meeting the needs of the private and commercial operators of large fleets of aircraft.

Today Aviation Egress Systems has fixed base training facilities in Victoria BC. As well, we have traveled to 61 locations Canada-wide from Inuvik to Quebec and everywhere in between. To date AES has trained over 6,000 students giving them the tools to work with should the unexpected happen as passenger or crew on board any aircraft.

We are constantly improving our training syllabus and equipment to focus on the best experience to meet our clients needs.









Willy Burrows

Willy is our AES “jack of all trades”. He assists with operating pool equipment, building equipment and manages to keep the classes interesting with his kind heart and great sense of humour. Our past students have come to appreciate his “loud” way of teaching and getting his point across.

He has been with Aviation Egress Systems since our conception and is a valued staff member. Now a retired Military Hull Tech he volunteers with Search and Rescue and has extensive experience with diving in general.


Trevor Webster

Trevor is our AES resident Sailor/scuba diver who too grew up in the world of aviation and Egress Training. He has assisted in building/maintaining much of our dunking equipment as well as instructs in the pool on both SWET Chair and the Tunnel challenging our students. He has traveled Canada-wide with us teaching pilots and passengers how to safely escape in the event an incident may happen from the West Coast to Quebec and every province in between.

Being an experienced sailor he understands the high seas, importance of proper training regarding PFDs and Life-rafts including the exit routine of 1-2-3-4 Out the Door.


Patti Webster

Patti is our AES Tunnel Simulator expert. She puts our students through the paces in a variety of different scenarios from rescues thru buoyancy and learning to allow your fingers to be your eyes. She embraces our students in an exciting way, including creativity and humour to assist our AES participants to achieve their full potential in understanding of what an inverted incident could look like.

Patti has been an integral part of Aviation Egress Systems since the conception of our company in 1998. She is also the enthusiastic voice you hear on the phone or internet. She is is our AES floater who manages the office, books your Egress Training and who loves to challenge our students. She is a certified scuba diver who has been involved with Bryan in aviation for over 35 years including the running his office for Klondike Air our fixed wing charter company at Dawson City Yukon in the 1980's.


Jeff Webster

Jeff is our resident LifeGuard and first-aide attendant. He has been around aviation most of his life and grew up in the world of Egress Training. He loves to challenges the bravest students and has great compassion for those who are a bit timid in the SWET Chair. His creative mind is always thinking of new and interesting challenges that our equipment can offer. When he is not in the pool with us you might find him, kite-surfing, swimming in the ocean, scuba diving, running all while organizing a new Urban Fitness routine.


Kevin Beenham

Kevin was instrumental in designing the class curriculum as well as being with AES since the very start as a classroom/pool instructor. As a retired Fire-rescue Captain he is a great asset to our program. You will find Kevin at the front of the class filling your head with stories and information about Egress Training in respect to aviation incidents and what to expect. Then he will follow you to the pool to test your skills and challenge you with in water inversions plus disorientation exercises on our dunking equipment. Kevin has a vast knowledge in both aviation and rescue scenarios, we are grateful he is a part of our team.

Steve Wall

Steve is the newest member of our team, but definitely not new to aviation or what aviation is all about. He has flown float aircraft Canada-wide for over 12000 hours including several years as captain of the “Famous Martin Mars”. Steve will take you through the paces in both our class-room setting and in the pool. He loves testing your skills through out our training session on PFDs, life-rafts, our SWET Chair and Tunnel. Always there with a challenge or a story, we are grateful to have Steve as a part of the AES Team.

When he is not in the pool with us you will find him flying off to a high altitude lakes, hiking the local mountains or rescuing wounded eagles. One thing for sure Steve is always up for an adventure including landing his Luscombe aircraft on West Coast beaches in the winter on wheels or remote lakes on floats trough out the summer.


Aviation Egress Systems

Victoria, BC, Canada
Phone: (250) 704-6401
Booking Hotline: (250) 704-6403

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