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What aviation raft is right for you?

by Danielle Connelly on 21. Oct, 2020 in Aviation, Life Rafts

Depending on your aircraft and its operation, you may be required to have a life raft(s) with rated capacity and buoyancy for all of your passengers.  The FAA now requires a life raft on-board for flights over 50 miles overwater operations for Parts 121, 125 and 135 aircraft and for Part 91.501 over 100 miles overwater. And when traveling internationally, different regulations like the ICAO or Canadian regulations may additionally require one. Even if not mandated, large bodies of water, like lakes are an unforgiving environment, with hypothermia being a constant threat. For all aircraft, including Part 91 General, a life raft is the best protection from the elements when going further than gliding distance from land.

Techfloat UAS Use

by Danielle Connelly on 13. Oct, 2020

In recent years, drone advancements have allowed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be used in increased capacities in emergency response. Drones can offer some distinct advantages in emergency response missions, and may keep people out of risk, and can be flown in environments where other options may not be available, including bad weather. Using drones or UAS, when equipped with a droppable, inflatable flotation device, like the Techfloat, can provide a critical support to search and rescue operations.

Off Season MOM Storage

by Danielle Connelly on 07. Oct, 2020

Storage

During the season, your man overboard recovery equipment was probably stored right on your deck, mounted to your railing. Perfect for easy access, but when your boat is not in use, it is recommended that the MOM be removed from the rail and stored below if the boat will be moored for extended periods.

The SWITLIK Difference: Man Overboard

by Danielle Connelly on 28. Jul, 2020

A BoatUS study found that in the majority of man overboard accidents, most did not involve bad weather, rough seas or other extenuating circumstances. And yet, a victim still fell overboard.

What is a facial covering?

by Danielle Connelly on 09. Jul, 2020

More and more states are now requiring facial coverings when out in public. We’ve seen cloth masks being quickly adopted as an accepted form of protection, but that’s not the only option.

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