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GROTON, CT – It’s a thought many of us have as we board a plane: if this flight crashes into the water, could I survive?

Survival Systems USA is a place that prepares people for just such an experience – in a very real way.

The company runs a course that uses extremely realistic simulations to teach people how to survive a water crash: how to jump into freezing water, stay warm, get on a raft, deal with a helicopter rescue.

They even drop students into a pool while they’re strapped inside an airplane “cabin.”

Fox 8’s Melissa Reid took this survival course…learning how to buckle up, brace for impact….and keep calm.