Lifejacket AD 150N AVIATION Pilot Crew - Visual Control (Easy Check)
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The lightweight configuration and special 3D neck design makes the 150N Pilot Crew a popular choice for pilots and passengers allowing reduced neck fatigue, perfect for those wanting to fly for longer periods. The lower belt fitting also makes it more comfortable for wearing in a seated position.
Standard features include SOLAS retroreflective tape, emergency whistle approved to EN394, lifting loop, high specification edge binding, belt size to fit adults up to 125cm. Suitable for adults over 50kg. The Pilot Crew is compatible with 4 and 5 point seat harnesses.
You will have it delivered in RED
This lifejacket comes in UML standard manual operation only in accordance with good flight proceedures. Manual operating lifejackets will only inflate when the handle is pulled. Available in standard waistbelt or stainless steel anti-spark version. The Pilot Crew can be fitted with an easy to use click together crotch strap and SOLAS sea light.
NOTE THAT WITHOUT AN APPROVED SOLAS LAMP YOUR VEST IS NOT AT AERONAUTICAL STANDARDS (I have just seen stores that sell marine lifejackets for aeronautical use and therefore do not respect the aeronautical recommendations)
Aerodiscount sell this Lifejacket with options. Aerodiscount plays security and offer it to you with the following options : Visual verification (Easy Check), Lamp, emergency whistle and retroreflective tape.
A real plus, the option "Easy check Operating Head" (green = OK red = Replacement of air cardridge and check of the jacket) that indicate the good state of usage and inflation of the lifejacket. The Pilot Crew crew is available in Navy blue, but can be ordered for quantities in Red or Black.
Aerodiscount provides you with all the options (you need to compare what is comparable), crotch strap, navy light, SOLAS whistle, SOLAS reflective tape, Contol by visual window.
This vest according to aeronautical specifications allows the upturn of the person.
If your overwater leg will take you out of safe gliding distance of land, lifejackets should be worn, un-inflated, by each occupant for the whole of the flight. Modern designs, such as the Pilot Crew and the Pilot Advantage lifejackets are designed to be comfortable and unobtrusive to wear. This is an important factor as if the lifejackets are not comfortable, there may be a temptation not to wear them. Remember, there will probably not be enough time (or space) for passengers and crew to don them in a real emergency situation. The Pilot Crew and the Pilot Advantage models are designed to be worn un-inflated, and are quick and easy to inflate once outside the aircraft.
CAA Approved, or not CAA Approved?
For Public Transport operations, under an Air Operators Certificate (AOC), CAA Approved designs, such as the Beaufort CLJ Mk20, are required. These designs are not intended for use in General Aviation, as they are not designed to be worn for the duration of the flight - they lack the durability and protective covering required for regular use. Moreover, any CAA Approvals lapse once the lifejacket is unpacked, and they require inspection and repacking at a CAA or JAR145-approved establishment before next use. These are best considered as "one-shot" designs, intended for use once-only in a real emergency. It was for this reason that the Pilot Advantage and the Pilot Crew type designs were developed. Their design allows them to be worn, protected by a durable outer sleeve, and they are instantly ready for inflation when required. They are sufficiently comfortable, even when worn under a 5-point aerobatic harness, to not interfere with vision, movement or comfort during flight.
Lifejacket servicing is so important and unfortunately it is quite often overlooked. It is vital to check that the lifejacket is in perfect working order so that it won't let you down when you need it the most. We recommend that you get your lifejacket serviced annually to maintain it's optimum performance. You wouldn't drive a car without an MOT so don't wear a lifejacket without getting it serviced.
The manufacturer has trained and approved service stations across the UK and Europe. To locate your nearest please contact us using the e-mail form on the 'contact us' page, or alternatively telephone to the manufacturer on 0044 151 647 4410.
If you are a mainland UK customer there is also a factory service which involves the following:
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN RETURNING LIFE JACKETS FOR REFUND, A CHARGE WILL BE MADE TO COVER THE COST OF SERVICING THE EQUIPMENT. THE FOLLOWING CHARGE APPLIES TO LIFEJACKETS 45€
Sorry: This is a result of small misadventures of dishonest people.
Explanation: You buy a life jacket, you use it and mutilate it (invisible), you order a new one and ask within the 15 days a refund, meantime you substitute the damagedwith the new.
Other Trick you cross the channel (one time only) you order life-jackets, you and your travel within 15 days you go back and ask the rembourssement. You had free life jackets for your trip. Nice isn't it?