Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 868 times:
We use it when we go to Catilina. I suppose if you can not swim half way you should have a life vest. I would say from 20 miles or more it would be recommend but I would do it from 10-15 as I am a safety nut.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29895 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 865 times:
You want to make sure that it is an inflateable. That way it won't want to float if you are trying to get out of an airplane that is underwater. A life jacket will only keep your head out of the water. It will not keep you warm in cold water.
I can't remember the name of the catalog that I used to get but it had a lot of good aircraft PFE's. Switlik makes some pretty good stuff however. I see a lot of helicopter flight crews especially like the Carbon Dioxide inflating suspenders.
But shop around find out what you like the best.
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