flotation gear


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flotation gear

i. Gear or apparatus—commonly inflatable bags, vest, rafts, and the like—carried aboard a vehicle to support the vehicle or persons if they are downed in water.
ii. A buoyant landing gear. Also called floats. See float gear.
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I was beginning to feel weak and decided I'd have to eject and get my flotation gear inflated before I passed out.
Flights for hire require approved flotation gear per 14 CFR [section] 91.
The flotation gear and HEEDS had been removed from our vests.