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Monthly Archive October, 2007

Fires Emphasize Importance of Being Prepared – More Than Just Gear and Supplies

The fires currently raging in southern California serve to remind us that it isn’t just earthquakes and floods and hurricanes that we must be prepared for. If you are not prepared ahead of time to evacuate quickly, or “bug out” to use the preparedness vernacular, you will not only likely suffer more than necessary, but [...]

NTSB Issues Recommendations for Gulf Helo Ops: Carry PLBs

The NTSB has issued a Safety Recommendation as the result investigating a number of ditchings in the Gulf of Mexico by offshore oil crew helicopter services. Click here to read the letter to the FAA. There were two recommendations, one to do with mounting life rafts externally so they are more likely to be [...]