The Crew/Loadmaster Vests have been designed to protect aircrew of both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in cases of distress at sea. The Crew/Loadmaster Vests have an inflatable stole which, when inflated after immersion, provides enough buoyancy to turn the wearer onto their back and into a stable position automatically. The stole provides head support to keep the wearer's nose and mouth above the water surface.
Inflated or deflated, Crew/Loadmaster Vests offer maximum comfort and mobility to those that wear them. They are also particularly versatile garments that facilitate the carrying of a pistol, as well as survival and rescue equipment.