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Vintage Airplane Floatation Vest Yellow

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Vintage airplane yellow floatation vest.

Here is a very unique vintage item. This yellow floatation vest is a vintage (early 80s) version of the ones you see demonstrated during the pre-flight safety announcements on most flights. This bright yellow life vest has two red pull down handles that activate the CO2 cartridges for inflating the vest. It also has a battery pack that would activate a beacon light for easy spotting in the event of an emergency.

This vest is in great condition and everything appears to be intact. The red pull down handles have not been pulled and the air canisters appear to be unused as well. I have no idea if it is still operable, so it is being sold as-is for display purposes only. All straps are intact and in good condition. The front and back of the vest has wearing instructions for both children and adults as well as a warning of unauthorized removal(oops). The blue battery pack is dated Dec. 1981 and I would be suprised if it still held a charge.

On the inside flap is the following information:

Switlik Parachute Co., Inc.
Trenton, New Jersey U.S.A.
Vest Life Preserver Model AV-4 (Type A)
Part No. S-2600
Serial No. 82-2019
ATA. 801
Date of Fabric MFR. Dec. 1981
Date of Jacket MFR. Feb. 1982
Adult or Child
This Preserver Is Protected By One Or More of The Following Patents: 3,002,203; 3,512,807
Switlik Parachute Company, Inc.
Only Use Cylinders Filled With 9 Grams CO2

The vest measures approx. 21" x 15"

This would be a great photographers prop, halloween costume "Lost", or collectible for a pilot or anyone into aviation.

Vintage Airplane Floatation Vest Yellow


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
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