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  • A Mariner’s Most Dreaded Phrase, “Man Overboard”: Marine Safety training from the experts
    to move around and release body heat from your high heat areas not to mention all the other acts that will hurt your rescue Dan from LRSE trains crews for safety and man overboard situations on boats like the RAMBLER 100 and the Gunboat Phaedo for transatlantic sailing races Unfortunately not too many mariners have had the opportunity to practice man overboard drills like cold water survival the Stay Rules and boarding life rafts from the water which is why we began hands on training classes 6 years ago One section of our training takes place in a heated indoor pool with clear calm water Yet the crippling effect of mild hypothermia despite layered clothing and lifejackets surprises all our participants They find their movements slowed their breath change and everything seems difficult We have to pull participants out of the water at the end of the class They feel the effects of what we teach them conduction in water is 25 greater than in the air Once our participants are warmed up and recovered they all want to know how to improve their own crew overboard gear now that they have the training Equipment for crew overboard or loss of vessel in coastal water must be pragmatic It must be lightweight and small it must be intuitive to use it must be easily accessible it must have some type of signaling device and every crewmember onboard must understand its application and why it is used A small inflatable platform like Switlik s new MOM 600 or the rail mounted quick deployed MOM 8 fits this criteria quite well and gives the victim the ability to climb back onboard or utilize the lifting straps should crew need to be pulled out of the water Having the right tools will get

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2012/01/10/a-mariners-most-dreaded-phrase-man-overboard-marine-safety-training-from-the-experts (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik SAR-6 Offshore Life Raft aides in the Rescue of two 11 year old boys in Sydney, Australia
    filled the engine bay grabbing an emergency beacon and an esky before they jumped into the water The EPIRB beacon was activated at 8 30am AEDT and they were found by a Westpac Rescue Helicopter 45 minutes later five nautical miles 9 2km from North Head All four were rescued when the helicopter dropped a Switlik SAR 6 life raft into the water before a water launch arrived a short time later Rescue helicopter chief executive Steve Leahy said the boat had sunk very quickly leaving no signs of debris The Switlik SAR 6 is our military grade air droppable blue water offshore life raft and is the raft of choice of professional search and rescue teams around the world We re so happy that a Switlik was able to help save the lives of the two young boys Read more about the story http news ninemsn com au article aspx id 8398728 Learn more about the Switlik SAR 6 http www switlik com marine sar6 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

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2012/01/08/switlik-sar-6-offshore-life-raft-aides-in-the-rescue-of-two-11-year-old-boys-in-sydney-australia (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik introduces two new Helicopter Life Vests to their line
    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 accessories are added their weight is distributed on the shoulders and off the neck greatly increasing comfort for the wearer A variety of accessories are offered in Molle configuration including a stylish new multi compartment zippered pocket Both the Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests have covers made from a durable Nomex Kevlar woven fabric The new fabric is softer than previous cover fabrics and highly fire resistant far exceeding FAA requirements The covers are fitted with breakaway zippers that contain and protect the vest cells but easily open when inflation is actuated The Aviator and X Back Air Crew vests will be available in mid September Look for them at your local aviation supply outlet or at www switlik com aviation About Switlik Established in 1920 Switlik Parachute Co has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation marine and military government markets Switlik products are defined by Quality Performance and Innovation

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2011/08/01/switlik-introduces-two-new-helicopter-vests-to-their-line (2016-04-26)
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  • SWITLIK Announces New Senior Management Structure
    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 for four generations as a manufacturer of high quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation marine and military markets worldwide While the traditional product mix during our 90 year history has comprised the complete inventory of military parachute and ejection seat harnesses the more current product mix ranges from aviation style life preservers to large multi place marine and aviation life rafts Operations include producing a variety of sewn and heat sealed military personnel safety equipment items under government contract to the USN USAF US Army and USCG The most up to date production mix includes anti G suits waterproof and breathable anti exposure coveralls for aircrew as well as numerous advanced designs of military and civilian inflatable life rafts and life preservers Switlik products are consistently top notch in design performance and first in quality of manufacture We are proud of our existing reputation and so we put our family name on our products and have for 90 years Today the diversification of our products and markets and our continued willingness to change with the times are what help to insure Switlik Parachute Company s future Switlik Survival Products We

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2010/04/07/switlik-announces-new-senior-management-structure (2016-04-26)
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  • Coast Guard Alaska Season 2: Switlik Employees bursting with pride as their hard work gets national attention
    home with all employees at Switlik as they see their hard work put to use with a screen full of bright orange Anti Exposure Dry Suits worn by the pilots and crew members The Switlik U ZIP IT Dry Suit has been the suit of choice by the USCG for over seven years and due to its bright color is seen by every employee at the Trenton NJ factory as it travels through the production line Filmed over the brutal winter months of Alaska the new season is packed full of footage of the Dry Suits As a product manufacturer its invaluable to get an hour a week of product demonstrations and candid live feedback as the suits go through a vigorous range of activities When designing the suits we understood that the teams would be wearing them for extended periods of time which led to our core focus in making the dry suits incredibly comfortable to wear After watching season one and the start to season two of Coast Guard Alaska we are very confident that the design philosophy and how we intended our suits to be worn is precisely how the experts at the USCG station Kodiak Alaska use them Join the Switlik team in showing their support to the brave members of the Coast Guard by tuning in to the weather channel on Wednesday nights at 9pm For more information about the Anti Exposure Dry suits worn on the show visit http switlik com aviation uzipit and for details on the next show visit www weather com coastguardalaska 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

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2012/04/27/coast-guard-alaska-season-2-switlik-employees-bursting-with-pride-as-their-hard-work-gets-national-attention (2016-04-26)
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  • The Weather Channel’s: Coast Guard Alaska gives the Switlik U-ZIP-IT a starring role
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2012/01/25/the-weather-channels-coast-guard-alaska-gives-the-switlik-u-zip-it-a-starring-role (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik hosts visit by acting New Jersey Governor Guadagno
    our proud history of saving lives worldwide while providing jobs locally Acting Governor Guadagno first met privately with the Switlik Executive Management team in a productive exchange of ideas aimed at determining how New Jersey government can best support its existing businesses to help them continue to compete in today s world economy The Acting Governor was then given a tour of the Switlik facility led by company President Stanley Switlik The tour culminated with remarks made by Mr Switlik and Acting Governor Guadagno in front of the entire Switlik workforce along with members of the press and invited guests Mr Switlik later commented We were very pleased and honored to host this final stop of the Acting Governor s 100 Businesses Initiative It s just very refreshing that someone is actually coming and asking us what we think That is in stark contrast to previous administrations It was a very good day and we very much appreciated it Refer also to http www state nj us governor news news 552011 approved 20111115a html for the Press Release from the Governor s office on this visit Search Search this site on Google Search Google The new Switlik Aviation Categories Marine

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/blog/2011/11/16/switlik-hosts-visit-by-acting-new-jersey-governor-guadagno (2016-04-26)
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  • Switlik - X-Back Air Crew Vest - MOLLE Accessories
    to organize all your equipment into one area Complete with two zipper pockets interior MOLLE straps interior compartments and a conveniently located pen holder on the outside Available in left and right Back to Top Cell phone holster Safe secure and easily accessible cell phone holster fits all popular models Back to Top HEEDS HABD bottle holsters The Switlik HEEDS HABD Holsters are specifically designed to be mounted on an angle readily accessible and unobstructed by safety restraints This ideal location reduces fatigue by keeping weight off your neck Back to Top Adjustable leg loops Clean storage Quick donning Quick donning adjustable leg straps are neatly stored using the Velcro ties making them a clean and simple accessory to have Back to Top Buddy Clip Survivors stay together When ditching your aircraft it s important for survivors to stay together The Switlik Buddy Clip allows you to quickly tether yourselves together via a 6 foot 1 8 m 550 lb 250 kg test line with a CRES snap hook When not in use it is neatly packed into a nylon pouch The pouch is designed to be attached with snaps to the MOLLE system and by dead ending the buddy line loop directly to the MOLLE Loops as a back up Back to Top HEED 3 Bottle Holster Breath easy The Helicopter Emergency Egress Device 3 HEED 3 manufactured by Submersible Systems Inc is a compact lightweight and reliable self contained breathing apparatus The HEED 3 is designed to increase the survivability of military and commercial personnel in short term out of air emergencies Provides lifesaving air needed to egress from a downed aircraft or a rolled vehicle in the water Ideal for all helicopters fixed wing aircraft float planes watercraft and vehicles that operate around possible water emergencies Protects

    Original URL path: http://www.switlik.com/aviation/xback/accessories (2016-04-26)
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