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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!

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.

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.

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