Accession Number : AD0293171

Title :   REPORT ON ARCTIC SURVIVAL KIT, PASSENGER

Corporate Author : ARCTIC AEROMEDICAL LAB FORT WAINWRIGHT ALASKA

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A survival kit for passengers, which can be quickly attached to a standard back-type parachute, was developed and some of the essential items of equipment needed to survive in the arctic following an emergency bailout were provided. The individual passenger survival kit is entirely satisfactory for emergency bailout. The durability of the kit construction is adequate for the intended use. Each passenger is afforded a greater chance for survival in the arctic by wearing the proposed kit and sleeping bag than is provided by one large cargo aircraft survival kit. Pilots will have more of an opportunity in deciding whether to crash lan or to bailout the passengers when individual passenger survival kits are provided. Economy of weight and equipment is realized by the provisioning of survival gear based upon the number of p ssengers actually carried aboard the aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SURVIVAL KITS, BAILOUT, POLAR REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE