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Avalanche airbags on Airplanes

Taking your avalanche airbag system onto an airline is becoming a lot less problematic than it used to be. However, it’s still not entirely hassle-free. We do still sometimes come across people who’ve had difficulties getting these things through the airport check-in, or have had their gas canisters confiscated or discharged. Here are some tips, which may help if you’re intending to fly with an avalanche airbag system. E-mail your airline carrier at least 2 weeks be... Read More


Avalanche Airbag Systems – An Overview

Powder!   Many different statistics have been quoted about success rates of avalanche airbag systems in preventing fatalities. It all depends on how the data is collected and how it is filtered. However, even the most cynical experts seem to agree that, along with the avalanche transceiver, they are the best piece of technology around (best way to help you survive an avalanche). Our only reservation about people wearing avalanche airbags is that these pieces of equipment... Read More