LSC nyutvikler D-LOK

By | April 22nd, 2018|Company News, News, Norwegian, Quality, Safety, Translations|

LSCs nyutviklede krokfeste vil gjøre den påviste D-LOK enda sikrere enn originalen etter hvert som heisemetoder og utstyr utvikler seg.   Lifesaving Systems har omformet dobbeltlåsfestet til heisekroken D-LOK basert på tilbakemeldinger fra kunder og problemer knyttet til dynamisk utrulling, samt den stadige utviklingen av metoden for helikopterredning og utstyr som brukes av [...]

LSC Redesigns the D-LOK

By | April 20th, 2018|Company News, Design, Helicopter Gear, News, Quality, Safety|

(Les denne artikkelen på norsk) LSC's redesigned hook gate will make the proven D-LOK even safer than the original as hoisting tactics and equipment use evolves. Lifesaving Systems has redesigned the double-locking gate for our D-LOK hoist hook in response to customer feedback and issues relating to dynamic rollout and the ever-changing tactics [...]

Packing Your Vest: Why Signalling Strobes Belong on the Outside

By | June 9th, 2017|News, Safety|

When LSC designed the Low Profile Flotation Collar (LPFC), it was in response to a real need for helicopter aviators: the need to look around. Where the collar crosses over the shoulders the collar is only 6mm thick when properly packed. This allows a flyer with a helmet to easily turn their head without making [...]

FAA Releases SAFO on Dynamic Rollout and Hoist Hooks

By | February 9th, 2017|Safety, Videos|

The FAA has released SAFO (Safety Alert for Operators) #16015 which discusses the possibility of dynamic rollout with certain hoist hook types.While I'm very glad the FAA has released the report, it was a bit muted in its recommendations. It advises operators to: Develop procedures which list the specific D-Rings or equipment which may be [...]

When All Else Fails: Broken Cables, Lost Hooks, and Options

By | January 30th, 2016|Helicopter Gear, Products, Safety, Survival, Videos|

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 [...]

Carabiner Safety: The Gate Matters

By | January 14th, 2016|Safety, Videos|

Sometimes small things matter.  In helicopter rescue work, small things always matter. LSC's Product Development Manager, Mario Vittone, explains why that thin wire gate on the equipment hook of your Tri-Sar can make the difference between success and failure.  But what is true of the Whichard Carabiner on a Tri-Sar is true of all carabiners; [...]

Dynamic Rollout: An Unnecessary Risk

By | November 23rd, 2015|Helicopter Gear, Products, Safety, Videos|

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 - [...]