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Old 29th Aug 2017, 01:58
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hillside
Posts: 12
Wanna live

Open cockpit gyro to Isle of Man.
Fladen flotation suit
Life vest
Transit over water speaking to Scottish Info & eyeballing boat stepping stones 👍🏻. Preparation includes appreciation of water temp; survivability etc as no space for dinghy so immersion inevitable & accepted.
Favourable weather conditions, a horizon & visual on the destination 28 miles away a must/decision point.
This year, added a hand-held marine VHF set to Channel 16 for 2nd pilot & I wore a wetsuit from previous life windsurfing !
Minor inconvenience donning kit in the big scheme of things for a 1hr trip, half over water. RAF/SAR training from over 30 years ago also still relevant if not fresh. Would still like to test myself & kit in immersion scenario to learn more. Any facility/course at GA disposal ?
I wanna live to see the bike racing & my family.
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