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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.

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."
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