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.