Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived today... I had expected it would be next week at the earliest.
The lifejackets look very well built, easy to maintain and include full instructions for repacking and rearming [should I need to...!] and they should be a lot nicer to wear and [hopefully never] use should the need arise.
Why purchase them? I can use the Aero Club-supplied jackets. Those ones are a pouch version, similar to the ones the airline give you where you strap them around your waist. Issue is that they kinda get in the way a little. If I have to use them, I take a hand off the controls, pull it up, thread it under the harness, and over my head. Not ideal if I have an EFATO [Engine Failure After Takeoff]. With the type I have purchased, it is always on, and all I have to do is find my way out of the aircraft and pull the red tab.
Anyway, here's a picture.
|Hutchwilco 150N Inflatable Lifejacket, Manual|
Also in the package was a fishing newspaper, and what I guess are some fishing lures. I don't fish [although I enjoy a good snapper!], so if anyone wants them, they are all yours.
|Fishing lures. Free to a good home. Free even to an OK home.|