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Flying over water in a fixed wing or helicopter?

Follow FAA Regulations

Extended overwater operations automatically subjects you to strict FAA regulations on what safety equipment is required with Part 135:167 Extended Overwater Ops and Part 135:168 Auto-rotational distance from shore. But what about other large bodies of water? From our perspective on the ground, most waters seem manageable like lakes and rivers, but in the event of a ditching, those too can present danger to everyone on board.

Have the proper safety equipment:

  • SWITLIK’s selection of life vests has a superior advantage in comfort and durability over the competition. Each vest is FAA Approved, and allows for full range of motion, and fits well with any additional required gear. 
  • The FAA also requires a life raft for flights over 50 miles overwater operations. For all aircrafts, a raft is the best protection against the elements, when going further than gliding distance from land.
  • Custom fit dry suits designed for increased range of motion during flights. 
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Fly safely with SWITLIK

Airline Style Life Vests

For passengers of all sizes, infant to adult, SWITLIK has been producing and selling life vests to airlines and general aviators for over 60 years.

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Constant Wear Life Vests

With ETSO & FAA Approvals, SWITLIK Constant Wear Life Vests provide pilots and passengers with superior safety and comfort for flights over water.

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Life Rafts

FAA TSO Approved

When you need to ditch your aircraft, a life raft is necessary to ensure your survival. Remember, survival times are severely compromised in cold water an emergency flotation to get you out of the water will make the difference.

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Anti-Exposure Suits

Breathable, fire-resistant dry suit provides the ultimate comfort and mobility for aviators, along with the highest level of cold water immersion protection.

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What life vest is right?

Buying a life vest for your aircraft? What exactly should you be looking for and what does it take to be FAA-approved?

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