RKittine wrote:It is hard to drink while breathing with one of these, though you can get a full face mask that connects to your stage two regulator that allows you to drink at depth.
There's probably only 5 people on the planet who would have the experience and expertise in drinking while diving.
I always wondered how people go on longer dives and get liquid if they get thirsty. Not being a diver doesn't help.
Unless you carry one of those on your body, I cannot see how you will grab it along with the other life preserving equipment.
Of course, most seaplane upsets come with quite some force trauma, so if we manage not to knock ourselves unconscious (shoulder harness loose or not used at all to reach the flaps, water rudders or whatever else is conveniently out of reach in the particular airframe) I wonder if it really only makes sense to have it with a proper light source to find the exit (confused passengers). I understand the argument of charging an arm and a leg for something that may save your life, and I can see the sales associate using the old beaten path game to sell one of those... You'd logically have to buy one for each seat in your aircraft and then you still have to find a way to secure them so they don't float away in the airframe. Imagine your air bottle making its way back the tail.......
Q: "Why is this can of air so damn expensive?"
A: "Sir, are you really going to put a price-tag on your life and the life of your loved ones?"
You can basically make your own and save a ton of money. Wish we had some more active members, to find out how many of them use Spare Air.