These posts are highlight a specific product manufactured or sold by LSC.
After recently adding our quick strops and then soon after our Medevac II Liters to their list of approved devices, the Army's AED Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), has evaluated our original Medevac litters and added the devices to Airworthiness Release (AWR) 980 as approved for use on U.S. Army UH/HH-60 platforms. The Medevac litters, including the #402, [...]
Last month (Jul 2016), the USCG issued a message announcing the requirement to replace all CO2 cylinders in Lifesaving Systems (and Mustang) brand inflatable life vests. The change in cylinders, from 33 gram to 17 gram, will provide adequate buoyancy following auto-inflation but the decrease in cylinder size will allow for egress should a vessel submerge or capsize. [...]
If you're in the Coast Guard and recently received our rescue throw line - Part # 237-P - you may have noticed it looks different than it used to. We promise; it's the same thing, only better. In the last year alone we've shipped over fifteen-hundred 237-P Rescue Throw Lines around the world. Always striving to make our products [...]
Following extensive evaluation by the U.S. Army's Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), LSC's Quick Strop (Part #214) has been added to the Army's Airworthiness Release (AWR) 980 and is now approved for use on U.S. Army UH/HH-60 platforms. Currently in use with US Coast Guard and Navy, the Quick Strop is available to all military, [...]
Though the mission had started out easy enough, three hours later it was the single worst moment of my life and by far my worst day in a helicopter. We were 240 miles offshore. It was pitch black, freezing cold, my best friend, Mike, was in the water and the hoist cable was - strand-by-strand [...]
The TRI-SAR SURFACE is LSC's rescue harness designed for surface rescue swimmers with dual recovery capability. The TRI-SAR line of harnesses was the first harness designed to combine the security of a full body harness, comfort of a seat harness and safety of integrated flotation. The surface swimmer model includes a swimmer’s attachment point [...]
I operated as a helicopter rescue swimmer for almost a decade before hearing the phrase "ring rollout." When you consider that the hoist-hook installed on U.S. Coast Guard aircraft at the time was the Mil-Spec hook pictured above and the most dangerous hook available, my ignorance of the concept is sobering. Dynamic Rollout or Ring Rollout - [...]