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  • Life Rafts: Determining your capacity needs
    how long someone might be in the raft before rescue and how big that agency thinks users might be on average In addition consideration needs to be put into how you find yourself to be there i e from a sinking vessel or a ditched aircraft lifeIn general a life raft s capacity is defined by its total size in floor area and inflated buoyancy How many people that translates into depends upon your usage your typical passengers your boating location and most importantly how long you might be in it before rescue A raft that might safely support 6 or 8 people in an emergency for 24 hours will seem a lot smaller for a transoceanic passage where rescue might be weeks in coming The longer amount of time that is and the bigger your passengers the smaller the raft will seem Additionally a life raft that is rated as a 6 person life raft by ISAF standards may be considered an 8 person life raft by FAA TSO standards It all depends on who is asking the question See a detailed description of capacity specifications from different organizations below Each specification has been established by various governmental personnel s ideas of how long you might be in the raft until rescue At Switlik we believe that as a responsible boater or aviator it is your responsibility to determine the appropriate size needs of your emergency flotation equipment not some bureaucrat or marketer So we provide you with the total floor area and the total inflated buoyancy of our life rafts and let you determine its capacity based upon where you will go who you usually have on board and how long you might go missing Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories

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  • Changes to Switlik Sales and Marketing Staff
    position changes and as such we would like to provide you with an updated list of sales and marketing personnel Anthony Florio Director of Sales aflorio switlik com Ross Hallen Director of Marketing rhallen switlik com Sarah Switlik Marketing Manager sarah switlik switlik com Brian Kender Sales Manager bkender switlik com Marie Gowen Customer Service Manager mgowen switlik com Salina Delgado Sales Assistant sdelgado switlik com New to the Switlik Sales and Marketing team are Sarah Switlik and Brian Kender Sarah comes to us from Brooks Brothers in NYC where she was an integral part of the marketing team In her short time as Marketing Manager at Switlik Sarah has already had a number of significant accomplishments with many more exciting things on the horizon Brian is our newest team member and he comes to Switlik with a technical sales background and proven record of success Brian is also a world ranked kite board professiona l His drive determination and commitment has brought him to the top of his sport and we look forward to Brian bringing those same qualities to his new position as a Switlik Sales Manager NOTE As of the date of this letter Brian will be filling the sales role previously held by Phil Camacho I am pleased to announce that Phil has accepted a company promotion and will now be playing an important role in Switlik s growing engineering department If you have any questions about this announcement please feel free to contact me or any member of our Sales and Marketing team Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories Marine 5 Aviation 3 Press Releases 3 Life Rafts 2 Uncategorized 2 Events 1 Product Announcements 1 safety 1 Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2013/09/06/changes-to-switlik-sales-and-marketing-staff (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Anthony Florio
    some recent employee additions and position changes and as such we would like to provide you with an updated list of sales and marketing personnel Anthony Florio Director of Sales aflorio switlik com Ross Hallen Director of Marketing rhallen switlik com Sarah Switlik Marketing Manager sarah switlik switlik com Brian Kender Sales Manager bkender switlik com Marie Gowen Customer Service Manager mgowen switlik com Salina Delgado Sales Assistant sdelgado switlik com New to the Switlik Sales and Marketing team are Sarah Switlik and Brian Kender Sarah comes to us from Brooks Brothers in NYC where she was an integral part of the marketing team In her short time as Marketing Manager at Switlik Sarah has already had a number of significant accomplishments with many more exciting things on the horizon Brian is our newest team member and he comes to Switlik with a technical sales background and proven record of success Brian is also a world ranked kite board professiona l His drive determination and commitment has brought him to the top of his sport and we look forward to Brian bringing those same qualities to his new position as a Switlik Sales Manager NOTE As of the date of this letter Brian will be filling the sales role previously held by Phil Camacho I am pleased to announce that Phil has accepted a company promotion and will now be playing an important role in Switlik s growing engineering department If you have any questions about this announcement please feel free to contact me or any member of our Sales and Marketing team Read full story Comments 0 Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories Marine 5 Aviation 3 Press Releases 3 Life Rafts 2 Uncategorized 2 Events 1 Product Announcements 1 safety 1

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/author/anthony-florio (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Press Releases
    by kdavis switlik com on 02 May 2013 in Press Releases FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trenton NJ May 2 2013 Switlik Parachute Company Inc manufacturer of quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation marine military government markets has entered into an arrangement with Red Baron ALSE to become Switlik s exclusive technical sales representative to the Australian Federal Government Agencies i e the Australian Defense Force ADF including the Royal Australian Navy RAN the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF as well as any other tri service units and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA Greg Bayne Managing Director of Red Baron ALSE brings over 26 years of experience with Aviation Life Support Equipment Greg began his career with the Royal Australian Air Force and has continued his work within the defense and airline industries Red Baron has successfully completed projects for the following organizations Australian Defense Force Government Defense Industries Helicopter General and Commercial Aviation Contact Ross Hallen rhallen switlik com 1325 East State Street Trenton NJ 08609 Phone 609 587 3300 Read full story Comments 0 Switlik introduces two new Helicopter Life Vests to their line by Switlik on 01 Aug 2011 in Product Announcements Press Releases Aviation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1 2011 Trenton NJ Switlik Parachute Co is pleased to announce the addition of the Switlik Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests to their line of FAA approved helicopter style aviation life vests These new designs are distinguished by several innovative features drawing on feedback from a broad spectrum of users Helicopter vest wearers have clearly stated they want lightweight low profile durable vests that are comfortable to wear on long flights The new Switlik Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests deliver all this and more The Switlik Aviator Vest Model EV 35 is a stylish new design that provides the most comfort ever offered in a constant wear life vest Suitable for pilots crew or passengers the Aviator is ergonomically shaped to drape over the wearer s shoulders unlike traditional yoke style vests that hang from the neck leading to discomfort and fatigue Substantially lighter 1 3 lbs than previous designs the Aviator offers 35 lbs of buoyancy in a single inflatable cell with a unique three layer cell configuration so that if the primary cell is compromised a second cell is available providing another full 35 lbs of buoyancy So thin and comfortable you may forget you re wearing it The Switlik X Back Air Crew Vest Model HV 35X is a newly configured lightweight crew vest that is a quantum leap in comfort and durability over its predecessors The aptly named X BackTM has a unique proprietary cross back strap configuration with breathable mesh Molle style vest that is ergonomically fitted to one s shoulder contours for an amazing fit Accessories are located to the sides rather than midsection allowing more room for shoulder and lap belts for added comfort when seated As

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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Uncategorized
    you have any questions about this announcement please feel free to contact me or any member of our Sales and Marketing team Read full story Comments 0 SWITLIK Announces New Senior Management Structure by Switlik on 07 Apr 2010 in Uncategorized April 7 2010 Trenton NJ Switlik Parachute Co Inc a leading manufacturer of aviation marine and military personnel safety and survival equipment since 1920 announces strategic changes in its senior management group After 43 years of service Richard Switlik Jr grandson of the company s founder has retired from his day to day role in the company as Vice President and Director of Marketing With Mr Switlik s contributions the company has grown and transitioned from being solely a military products supplier to becoming a worldwide competitor in the aviation and marine fields In recognition of this contribution the Board of Directors has elected Richard Switlik Jr to the position of Honorary Chairman of The Board a position last held by the company s founder Stanley Switlik Sr Mr Switlik will continue to serve the corporation s Board of Directors as an advisor on key development projects The Board of Directors further has elected Stanley Switlik II as President Mr Switlik with over 39 years of experience at Switlik Parachute Company in Engineering as Director of R D and more recently as Vice President and Director of Manufacturing will be the chief executive operational and administrative officer of the corporation Michael C Dilts was elected corporate Treasurer and will continue as the Company s Executive Vice President and CFO William C Weber Switlik s long time production manager has been promoted to Vice President and Director of Manufacturing A Deeper Look Into The Company Established in 1920 Switlik Parachute Co has been owned and operated by the Switlik family

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/topic/uncategorized (2016-04-26)
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  • Red Baron appointed Switlik Technical Representative in Australia
    exclusive technical sales representative to the Australian Federal Government Agencies i e the Australian Defense Force ADF including the Royal Australian Navy RAN the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF as well as any other tri service units and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA Greg Bayne Managing Director of Red Baron ALSE brings over 26 years of experience with Aviation Life Support Equipment Greg began his career with the Royal Australian Air Force and has continued his work within the defense and airline industries Red Baron has successfully completed projects for the following organizations Australian Defense Force Government Defense Industries Helicopter General and Commercial Aviation Contact Ross Hallen rhallen switlik com 1325 East State Street Trenton NJ 08609 Phone 609 587 3300 Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories Marine 5 Aviation 3 Press Releases 3 Life Rafts 2 Uncategorized 2 Events 1 Product Announcements 1 safety 1 Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U Zip It Dry Suit ISPLR 1 Person Liferaft Single Cell Airline Vests Double Cell Airline Vests ILV 20 Infant Life Vest Marine MOM 600 MOM 8 A Techfloat MRP 10 CPR OPR

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2013/05/02/red-baron-appointed-switlik-technical-representative-in-australia (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | kdavis@switlik.com
    Baron ALSE to become Switlik s exclusive technical sales representative to the Australian Federal Government Agencies i e the Australian Defense Force ADF including the Royal Australian Navy RAN the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force RAAF as well as any other tri service units and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority AMSA Greg Bayne Managing Director of Red Baron ALSE brings over 26 years of experience with Aviation Life Support Equipment Greg began his career with the Royal Australian Air Force and has continued his work within the defense and airline industries Red Baron has successfully completed projects for the following organizations Australian Defense Force Government Defense Industries Helicopter General and Commercial Aviation Contact Ross Hallen rhallen switlik com 1325 East State Street Trenton NJ 08609 Phone 609 587 3300 Read full story Comments 0 Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories Marine 5 Aviation 3 Press Releases 3 Life Rafts 2 Uncategorized 2 Events 1 Product Announcements 1 safety 1 Aviation X Back Air Crew Vest Aviator Life Vest U Zip It Dry Suit ISPLR 1 Person Liferaft Single Cell Airline Vests Double Cell Airline Vests ILV 20 Infant Life Vest

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  • Switlik | Marine and Aviation Safety and Survival Blog | Aviation
    Weather Channel has been running a series that features the Coast Guard Air Station located on Kodiak Island Alaska It highlights an elite team that risks their lives in search and rescue missions in the treacherous waters off Alaska The seven part series Coast Guard Alaska takes you into the family lives and onboard the missions of the heroes of the United States Coast Guard This show is of keen interest to the Switlik Survival Products team from Trenton NJ makers of the orange anti exposure dry suits that help protect the USCG flight crews that wear them on every mission aloft Switlik has been a leading manufacturer of anti exposure suits for the military and aviation sectors since 1984 The Switlik designed U Zip It Aircrew Anti Exposure Garment AEG was chosen by the United States Coast Guard for their flight and tactical personnel as their exclusive use cold water immersion aircrew flight suit To get a glimpse of the Weather Channel s Coast Guard Alaska series http www weather com tv tvshows coast guard alaska To learn more about the U ZIP IT Anti Exposure Dry Suit worn by the rescue team visit http switlik com aviation uzipit Read full story Comments 0 Switlik introduces two new Helicopter Life Vests to their line by Switlik on 01 Aug 2011 in Product Announcements Press Releases Aviation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1 2011 Trenton NJ Switlik Parachute Co is pleased to announce the addition of the Switlik Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests to their line of FAA approved helicopter style aviation life vests These new designs are distinguished by several innovative features drawing on feedback from a broad spectrum of users Helicopter vest wearers have clearly stated they want lightweight low profile durable vests that are comfortable to wear on long flights The new Switlik Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests deliver all this and more The Switlik Aviator Vest Model EV 35 is a stylish new design that provides the most comfort ever offered in a constant wear life vest Suitable for pilots crew or passengers the Aviator is ergonomically shaped to drape over the wearer s shoulders unlike traditional yoke style vests that hang from the neck leading to discomfort and fatigue Substantially lighter 1 3 lbs than previous designs the Aviator offers 35 lbs of buoyancy in a single inflatable cell with a unique three layer cell configuration so that if the primary cell is compromised a second cell is available providing another full 35 lbs of buoyancy So thin and comfortable you may forget you re wearing it The Switlik X Back Air Crew Vest Model HV 35X is a newly configured lightweight crew vest that is a quantum leap in comfort and durability over its predecessors The aptly named X BackTM has a unique proprietary cross back strap configuration with breathable mesh Molle style vest that is ergonomically fitted to one s shoulder contours for an amazing fit Accessories are located to

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