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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.

The Great Debate: Life Raft or Dinghy

by Danielle Connelly on 29. Mar, 2018 in Life Rafts

When looking for a life raft, a question we get occasionally, ‘Why do I need a life raft if I already have a dinghy?’

What makes a raft a SWITLIK?

by Switlik on 20. Mar, 2018 in Life Rafts

Purchasing a life raft can be overwhelming,  with so many different features to compare. With 70 years experience of manufacturing life rafts, we've developed industry leading features that are unique only to SWITLIK life rafts.

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.

Abandoning Ship

by Danielle Connelly on 26. Jan, 2018 in Marine, Life Rafts

There’s no hard and steadfast rule for exactly when you should abandon ship. Rather, it really depends on you, your situation, your boat, and your crew.

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