As pilots we are always interested in new products that can help us fly safer, and keep our passengers safer. Whether we are flying a new airplane or a used airplane that's 50 years old or older we still want to make it as safe as possible.
Often times when we have the used airplane we will make the effort to upgrade the avionics in the airplane, the interior of the airplane, the instrumentation of the airplane and anything else that can help make our experience safer and more pleasant. Because of this, we're always looking for new products that are reaching the marketplace, which will help make aviation safer for all of us.
I recently became aware of a company called AmSafe Aviation, which has been manufacturing aircraft seatbelts for over 50 years. Whenever you fly on a commercial airliner the odds are, you will be under an AmSafe aviation seatbelt. Over the last few years this company has developed a seatbelt airbag system for general aviation aircraft. This new product has revolutionized safety in general aviation aircraft. Today, most general aviation training aircraft come equipped with this system right from the manufacturer. But the system is also available as an aftermarket product which can be installed on your aircraft. Installation of the system is simple, can be accomplished quickly and is cost effective in terms of the additional safety afforded to pilots and passengers. The AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag System is not bulky, nor is it uncomfortable for the wearer. Because the airbag deploys outward from the seatbelt towards the aircraft control panel it provides even greater safety than the more common seatbelts, we find in automobiles today. I recently had an opportunity to interview Bill Hagan, President of AmSafe Aviation, and you can find that interview as a podcast at the "Hangar Talk" tab of this website. I encourage you to take a few minutes and listen to this interesting interview.. This Friday I will be interviewing Chris Muklevicz, who is the VP of sales for AmSafe Aviation. You will be able to listen to our conversation as a podcast where we will discuss this system in detail. I encourage you to return on Friday, and listen to this fascinating conversation and take the time to learn more about the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbags system. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 A little mountain will kill you just as dead as a big one if you fly into it. — Stephen Coonts ps: Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter "All Things Aviation" here!