WINSLOW™Life Rafts
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  WINSLOW™ has been rated #1 in every test conducted by The Aviation Consumer since 1994 when the brutally critical publication conducted the first ever exhaustive testing and review of aviation life rafts. Their conclusion, "The WINSLOW is our first choice...by a large margin."

The next test conducted by the Aviation Consumer was in 1996. This test had an even more stringent follow-up evaluation with equally impressive results. The Aviation Consumer concluded that WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are "still superior to all others for general aviation use."

The Aviation Consumer's latest test was in 2000, this time with United States Coast Guard's Search and Rescue branch's full participation. They summed final results by stating, "Obviously not content to rest on their laurels, Winslow continues to lead the industry in performance and features. Their overall quality, performance and consideration of human factors made a strong impression..."

Specific to the WINSLOW™ Island Flyer Life Raft, the 2000 test revealed the following accolades:

The Aviation Consumer stated: "The improved GAST Island Flyer remains Best in Class and our choice for a capable single-tube general aviation raft." (July 2000).
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The independent Equipped To Survive Web site concludes that the "GAST Island Flyer is simply the best single-tube general aviation raft available." and "The Island Flyer leads its class by a huge margin in capability."

AVweb, the Internet`s Aviation Magazine and News Service, sums up saying, "Best in class isn`t even close. The GAST Island Flyer takes top honors among all the single tube offerings."

 
 
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  WINSLOW™ Life Rafts are packed in compact abrasion resistant urethane fire retardant valises or reinforced engineered plastic hard packs. These are available in sizes designed expressly to fit most popular corporate aircraft interior configurations. Custom Dimensional Valise Packing is available to fit special circumstances.

Nobody offers you more compact life raft pack options than WINSLOW™.
 
WINSLOW General Aviation Life Rafts


Island Flyer Plus

The WINSLOW™ Island Flyer Plus™ is designed to provide improved performance and safety over all other single tube general aviation life rafts. When tested at the overload capacity, which is one and one half the rated capacity, it successfully kept the testers out of the water, even with the loss of one air chamber. FAA requirements for a Type II single tube life raft states, “the complete life raft loaded to its rated capacity must have a freeboard of at least six inches.” The Island Flyer™ and Island Flyer Plus™ far exceed the minimum requirements even at overload capacity.

The oversized buoyancy tube with twin safety air chambers, single arch three position auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, viewing ports (recommended by The Aviation Consumer), water activated interior and exterior survivor locator lights, auto deploying conical drogue and Tri-Ballast System™ reduces weight and bulk while the construction mirrors that of the WINSLOW™ FAA approved life rafts, costing thousands more. The WINSLOW™ Island Flyer Plus™ is the most advanced and capable single tube life raft available, nothing else comes close. The Island Flyer Plus™ is the perfect answer when you do not require the ultimate in survival equipment like the number one rated double tube FAA approved WINSLOW™ Ultima™ Life Raft, and yet the WINSLOW’s single tube non canopied life rafts do not meet your safety demands. The Island Flyer Plus™ is ideal for single and twin engine GA prop planes on short hauls, coastal flying or hopping out to the islands. It is identical in every way to the WINSLOW™ Island Flyer™ (shown below), but includes the WINSLOW™ exclusive view ports. In fact, the only difference in the WINSLOW™ Island Flyer™ and Island Flyer Plus™ are the view ports. The Aviation Consumer wrote in the July, 2000 issue of its recent life raft testing, "One popular feature was the viewing ports placed in the canopy, a potential antidote to seasickness. It’s superior to anything else in its class in terms of weather tightness. Hardly a drop came through the upgraded storm flaps on the zippers."

Shown with optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


Island Flyer

The WINSLOW™ Island Flyer™ Life Raft has been rated number one in its class since 1996 by The Aviation Consumer when it was first debuted. The Island Flyer™ shares many of the same critical survival features found in the number one rated WINSLOW™ FAA approved life rafts costing considerably more. The oversized buoyancy tube with twin safety air chambers, single arch three position auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, water activated interior and exterior survivor locator lights, auto deploying conical drogue and Tri-Ballast System™ make the Island Flyer™ identical to the Island Flyer Plus™ (shown above). In fact, the only difference in the WINSLOW™ Island Flyer™ and Island Flyer Plus™ is the fixed view ports. Both of these life rafts are the most advanced and capable single tube life rafts available, nothing else in its class even comes close. It is ideal for the budget minded person where affordability without jeopardizing survivability is the goal or when space and weight are an issue. For the general aviation pilot, the WINSLOW™ Island Flyer™ Life Raft is the perfect answer. The Aviation Consumer noted, "The improved GAST Island Flyer™ remains best in class and our choice for a capable single-tube general aviation raft."

Shown with optional StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines and grasp lines.


DualSafe

The WINSLOW™ DualSafe™ Life Raft is more than a basic platform raft like the WINSLOW™ RescueRaft2™ or the more basic WINSLOW™ RescueRaft™ (both shown below). For the pilot looking for an extra margin of safety out of basic platform style raft, the DualSafe™ has twin oversized buoyancy tubes for complete redundancy. Should one tube fail from a non-repairable puncture, the remaining tube, being a complete a air chamber in itself, stays fully inflated and capable of supporting not only the life raft’s rated capacity of survivors, but has more than enough buoyancy to support the specified overload capacity of survivors, keeping them dry and better protected against hypothermia. Included with the DualSafe™ are the oversized dual buoyancy tubes, water activated exterior survivor locator light, auto deploying conical drogue and Tri-Ballast System™. The WINSLOW™ DualSafe™ is in a category by itself because it can be customized to include optional single arch three position auto inflatable canopy support system with Sure-Seal™ closures on all openings, interior survivor locator light, inflatable insulated double floor and StoreSafe™ heavy duty dry survival gear storage pockets. With the canopy and double floor (these options add protection against hypothermia and provide additional buoyancy), the WINSLOW™ DualSafe™ Life Raft duplicates much of the same basic functionality and survivability of the top rated FAA approved WINSLOW Ultima™ Life Raft at a considerably lower investment. Its unique customization capabilities and design makes it the perfect non-approved Part 91 “Trans Ocean” life raft.

Shown with optional 75' floating heaving trailing line w/buoyant throwing handle and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines.


RescueRaft2

The WINSLOW™ RescueRaft2™ is an enhanced version over our basic platform raft, the WINSLOW™ RescueRaft™ (shown below). The enhancement comes in the form of twin safety air chambers built into the oversized single buoyancy tube design for added safety. Adding only minimal weight, this feature provides air chamber redundancy offering better protection against hypothermia and drowning. Other standard features include a primary boarding station, water activated exterior survivor locator light, auto deploying conical drogue and once inch lifelines. While not intended to be used as a life raft in offshore situations, the WINSLOW™ RescueRaft2™ provides a means of getting survivors off the downed aircraft, keeping them out of the water to help prevent hypothermia and drowning, and making them more visible while waiting for help to arrive. The RescueRaft2™ is the better solution for the pilot needing only a basic platform raft, but wants the extra safety margin of twin safety air chambers.

Shown with optional interior assist ladder, 75' floating heaving trailing line w/buoyant throwing handle and optional upgrade from one inch to two inch lifelines.


RescueRaft

The WINSLOW™ RescueRaft™ is an extremely light safety survival product with minimal pack size. Some standard features include the primary boarding station, water activated exterior survivor locator light, auto deploying conical drogue and one inch lifelines. While not intended to be a life raft, for the pilot who requires absolute minimal weight and the smallest dimensional pack available, the RescueRaft™ provides the basic means of getting survivors off the downed aircraft and keeping them out of the water to prevent hypothermia and drowning while waiting Search and Rescue to arrive.

Shown with optional interior assist ladder and 75' floating heaving trailing line w/buoyant throwing handle.


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WINSLOW - Engineered & Handcrafted To Be Superior
  • "Obviously not content to rest on their laurels, WINSLOW™continues to lead the industry in performance and features. Their overall quality, performance and consideration of human factors made a strong impression…The improved GAST Island Flyer remains best in class and our choice for a capable single-tube general aviation raft."
     
    The Aviation Consumer, July 2000
  • "The GAST Island Flyer is simply the best single-tube general aviation raft available."
     
    Equipped To Survive, October 2000
  • WINSLOW™life rafts have been rated #1 in every category in independent evaluations published in The Aviation Consumer, Equipped To Survive and AVweb. We will be pleased to send you a free copy of The Aviation Consumer's 1994 through 2000 test reports, just call us at 800-838-3012 or click here to get your free test reports. These extraordinarily detailed evaluations will allow you to see for yourself why WINSLOW™is the best.
  • WINSLOW Life Rafts Are Built Better: Our General Aviation life rafts are constructed of time tested two ply biased neoprene material that exceeds FAA TSO-C70a specifications. WINSLOW™ does not compromise strength for lightweight and compact dimensions. Each life raft is meticulously handcrafted and individually tested, well in excess of FAA, CAA, and DGAC minimum quality control requirements. At WINSLOW™ , we take pride in our detailed, hand-crafted workmanship and the tightest, most teticulous quality and assurance in the industry. We know that your life may very well depend upon the job we do. Quality is never compromised at WINSLOW™.
  • Part of our dedication to customer service is ensuring that the customer has the best life raft they can possibly own. Each WINSLOW™ Life Raft is built around your budget and requirements, by allowing you to choose from numerous models and an array of optional equipment. Should our standard pack configuration not meet your needs because of stowage limitations, WINSLOW™'s engineers and technical representatives can work with you to custom dimensionally pack your life raft. Ultimately, it's your life raft and through this web site you are able to tailor your own to fit your specifications.
  • WINSLOW™ General Aviation life rafts are backed up by a worldwide service network.
  • Testing in Tropical Storm JosephineWINSLOW™'s Ultimate Test: A WINSLOW™ Life Raft is engineered to survive, even when conditions are much less than optimal. WINSLOW™General Aviation life rafts do not compromise seaworthiness, with proven performance under the worst conditions. During Tropical Storm Josephine (October 7, 1996), WINSLOW™'s Executive Vice-President, Chief Engineer, Completion Center Manager and a Life Raft Technician braved the intense and violent storm to successfully test the six person and ten person WINSLOW™ Life Rafts in the Gulf of Mexico, providing incontrovertible proof of WINSLOW™'s superior stability and our faith in our life rafts. Additional testing was recently performed in Panama City, Florida where WINSLOW™ participated in life raft rescue training in cooperation with a specialized branch of the US Government. The WINSLOW™ Life Raft remained unaffected by over 100 mph downdrafts it experienced while a Bell 412 helicopter performed in-water egress and life raft egress. Not only have we trusted our lives to our life rafts, U.S. Government agencies such as USCS, DEA, FBI and DOD have also. No one offers more features to enhance survivability; no one offers more options, and no one builds a higher quality life raft than WINSLOW™...No one. Isn't your life worth a WINSLOW?

  • There is a reason WINSLOW™ Aviation Life Rafts have virtually cornered the General Aviation market and why so many of the leading aircraft manufacturers now recommend or install as original equipment, WINSLOW™ Life Rafts. Some of these manufacturers include Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon Jet, Global Express, Galaxy, Cessna Citation, Lear Jet and Mooney. These industry leaders recognize that top rated safety equipment is just as important as the performance of the aircraft or the exacting details of the most beautiful corporate interiors.
 
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