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Small doesn't have to be less safe

by Switlik on 08. Nov, 2017 in Aviation

They’re called puddle jumpers and island hoppers, to name just a few. And while most of us have had an experience or two flying in small planes, because of their size some tend to think they aren’t as safe as larger aircraft.

How to respond to person overboard

by Switlik on 27. Oct, 2017 in Marine

Most of us don’t want to consider the unthinkable while out sailing or cruising on the open waters, but accidents do happen and being prepared for emergencies, such as a person overboard, is essential to mariner safety.

According to the U.S. Sailing organization, “man overboard” is the third most nautical hail after “Land Ho!” and “Thar She Blows,” but it is clearly the most life-threatening.

Essential safety tips for chopper pilots

by Switlik on 17. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

Safety is the number one objective of the International Helicopter Safety Team. The organization’s mission is to educate and inform pilots and their passengers on how to stay safe while in flight, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents reported.

Drones causing issues, challenges for pilots

by Switlik on 04. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

The use of drones -- or Unmanned Aircraft Systems -- has become increasingly popular in recent years as technology advances and pricing have made them more accessible to individuals.

These high-tech devices continue to evolve and have made it much easier for novices to fly the drones. But with that accessibility comes more challenges -- especially for pilots. More and more pilots -- commercial as well as private ones -- are reporting issues related to drones.

Guarding our waters and much more

by Switlik on 26. Sep, 2017 in Marine

It isn’t until you need the Coast Guard, that you actually think about what the organization does. 

Search and rescue is by far the most widely known work of the Coast Guard, with the organization spending nearly $1 million of its budget in 2016 for SAR efforts. But crews do so much more than patrol the waters looking out for the safety of pleasure boaters, fishermen and all activities on the water.


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