Aviation Survival Technologies

Aviation Survival Technologies is a leading purveyor of aviation and marine safety gear, including light-weight General Aviation life rafts, Corporate Aviation (Part 91-121 and Part 135) life rafts, marine recreational, USCG/SOLAS A/B life rafts, aviation/marine life vests, and more.

With twenty-three years of search and rescue experience as a U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Survivalman, a USCG aircrew member on three aircraft types, and plenty of experience with both small boat operations and offshore Arctic and Antarctic tours, Senior Chief Randy Boone can help you choose what life support equipment is right for you, your aircraft, your boat, and your areas of travel.

You do not want to be found in the open ocean with just a coastal life raft. Many of the smaller, cheaper aviation life rafts are sold today with very little freeboard and without an already attached (ready to close) canopy. These smaller and lighter rafts will simply let the ocean swells fill your life raft with cold water, and then re-fill it again with more cold water. Cold water that will whisk your body heat away at a very fast rate (x25 times faster than air temperature), (See Hypothermia In The Gulf?")

The purpose of a life raft is to keep you out of the water and to keep you as dry as possible to prevent hypothermia. This cannot happen with an open life raft. Let Randy help you decide which life raft is best for you and your flying or boating area. When you call, or email, you will talk only to Randy.


"It's always refreshing to order survival equipment from Randy at Aviation Survival Technologies.  He's always steered me and my company, Windward Aviation in the right direction to exactly meet our needs for survival equipment and the limitations we must overcome in the small aircraft ferrying environment". Robin Leabman, Captain at Trans-Exec.

"All the equipment arrived in good order, professionally packaged, and will provide many safe flights around the Great Lakes where we live. After many hours of looking at various places to get the equipment needed for safe flight – Aviation Survival Technologies is the “GO TO” place to get what you want, great friendly service, expert advice, and competitive prices". Jeffrey P.Kramer


Nothing was as helpful as Randy’s background and experience and his patient responses to my many questions. He worked with the manufacturers to get the right combination of equipment in the right sizes delivered in time for my trip. Fortunately, both crossings were without incident, but I am confident I was as prepared as I could be with the knowledge and equipment provided by AST. John Springthorpe





Switlik's ALL PAX Aviation Life Vest

Sized For Junior Pilots 35 + lbs., Up To A Full Sized Adult!

           One Size Fits All (With Simple Belt Adjustments)


                                 NEW! Switlik All-Pax Life Vest w/ Child To Adult Size Adjustment                                                                                         ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                              

My Number One Selling Winslow Life Raft!

The Winslow Ultra-Light Offshore Life Raft is packed with features that makes this life raft a perfect shelter for over-water flyers and boaters!

  • Twin tubed for higher freeboard and redundancy
  • Inflated canopy w/ tri-arch support system
  • Inflatable floor for hypothermia protection
  • Survival Equipment Package w/ red laser flare
  • Extra large pentagonal ballast system for stability
  • Vacuum Packed for three year service schedule 

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40ULO Four Person 32 lbs.

60ULO Six Person 36 lbs.

80ULO Eight Person 40 lbs.






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