Thursday 6th December 2018
3.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: HOTA, Malmo Road, Hull, HU7 0YF

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to escape from a helicopter that has crashed into the sea? Well, here's your change to test your nerves and see if you have what it takes to survive in this unique challenge!

Our amazing friends at HOTA have chosen Sight Support HEY as the recipient charity for their annual Charity Dunker Day.

Your Mission (if you are brave enough!)

The ‘Dunker’ is the nickname for the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Simulator. It is used to train people working in the offshore industry and is capable of a 180 degree revolution in a pool containing 250,000 litres of water.

As you can imagine trying to escape from a submerged helicopter shell is not usually part of most people’s daily routine, but don’t despair we will take care of you.

Participants will take part in a safety briefing before they are lowered into the water inside the helicopter shell, they will then have to escape through a window as it fills up. The second part of the challenge will see those who take part have to free themselves from the shell as it submerges and rotates, resembling a real life emergency. Participants will be strapped in during both parts of the challenge and the operation mimics a helicopter making a controlled landing into the sea.


For individuals and/or Companies to take part in the exhilarating experience a small fee of £5 per person will be charged, which will be donated to Sight Support HEY.(Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment).

You are also more than welcome to raise additional sponsorship. Sponsor forms are available.

Adults will be charged £1 each for entry. No entry fee will be charged for children.With a raffle, tombola, cake stall and more, there's plenty of fun for everyone, so rally the troops and film the incriminating evidence by video or camera to make this a perfect opportunity to raise money for charity. The more the merrier!

For more information, or to take part in this exhilarating experience, please contact Rachel at HOTA on 01482 820567 or email

Sight Support HEY would like to thank HOTA for their amazing support in offering this unique opportunity.