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Blowing $5,000 in 5 Seconds! Life Raft Deployment – Survive Ditching an Aircraft (+PHOTOS)

Another case where I got wet during flight training… Am I doin’ this right?

The water was cold, the oysters were great, and the training was awesome.

 

For more info about this sort of “Adventure Training”, TFP / Jason’s link is below with our partners / Sponsors.  

Huge thanks to CubCrafters for the CarbonCub FX, and to Patrick for training me – to learn more about them visit: 

Checkout Patrick’s Backcountry Aviation STOL tips YouTube channel: 

Patrick does amazing seminars too.

Thanks to Winslow LifeRaft company for donating that awesome demo raft for us to deploy! 

If you enjoyed this episode, check out these related episodes!

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Could You Survive with Nothing but the Airplane Kit? We Try / Fail – BC Mountains – Flight VLOG

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I’m a Private Pilot, doing my best to stay current and learn. I fly for fun and might just be the least cocky pilot on the internet! My self analysis videos can seem self deprecating at times, but I am trying to learn from the small mistakes to avoid making a big one; I’m happy to share and find it rewarding to help other pilots or aspiring aviators in any way that I can. How does the saying go? “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards”. And in aviation, not all tests are survivable.

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