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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Alone and unsupported by technology (including flotation gear), you will survive in the water for a matter of minutes, or at most, if you are very fit and lucky, for an hour or two.
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] 91.205.) Regardless, the prudent pilot will fly as high as possible, calculate glides, point of no return and time out of glide range, and they'll only go when the weather permits the shortest route.
The flotation gear and HEEDS had been removed from our vests.