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Buying a Life Raft Checklist

by Danielle Connelly on 06. Mar, 2018 in Marine, Aviation, Life Rafts

Buying a life raft is an investment into something you hope you never have to use; but when you do have to use it, you want to make sure your life raft performs. Purchasing a life raft can be overwhelming,  with so many different features to compare.

Winter flying tips

by Danielle Connelly on 19. Feb, 2018 in Aviation

Flying during the winter can be some of the best flying around. With less air traffic, usually greater visibility and improved aircraft performance, you can experience some of the best conditions out there. To have the best experience though, planning for winter weather starts well ahead of time.

What do you actually need in an aviation life vest?

by Danielle Connelly on 15. Jan, 2018 in Aviation

The FAA requires all extended overwater flights carry  life preservers and other approved safety flotation devices for passengers and crew for Parts 121, 125 and 135. Extended overwater flight is defined as one over water at a distance of more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline. A life preserver, with an approved survivor locator light, is required for each occupant of the plane.

Helicopter safety matters to all of us

by Danielle Connelly on 11. Dec, 2017 in Aviation

In a 10-year span from 2005-2015, there were 136 helicopter accidents, 65 of them fatal with 312 reported deaths as a result. That’s far too many, in the eyes of the USHST, although it is getting better each year.

Aviation gift ideas every pilot wants to land under their tree

by Switlik on 27. Nov, 2017 in Aviation

As we get set to rev up our engines to tackle our holiday shopping, don’t forget the pilot or aviation enthusiast on your list. They’re usually the ones on our list who already have want they want, or tell you they don’t need anything—not easy to shop for!

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