M11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1062 times:
An aircraft with flotation only cushions can only fly up to 50NM from shore. With life vests, you can fly up to 162NM from shore. With life vests, rafts, and survival kits you can fly more than 162NM from shore. Flotation cushions are basically glorified fun noodles. The NTSB has stated many times that seat cushions are not adequate substitutes for life vests. Seat cushions are made to sit on, not save your life. The reason cushions may occasionally feel lumpy is because they are packed full of foam so that they will float.
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