flotation bags

flotation bags

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(Aeronautics) bags inflated to keep a spacecraft or helicopter afloat and upright when it lands in the sea
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He rescued the men from their stricken vessel and salvors were yesterday desperately trying to attach flotation bags to the boat in order to tow it back to shore.
Mother Mary was a housewife who sewed flotation bags used by D-Day landing tanks, and who later worked in a material shop in Birmingham city centre.
We would have to use giant rock cutters to saw all the way round Great Britain to separate our island from the Eurasian tectonic plate; then we would need phenomenal sized flotation bags so that we could tow ourselves with super tugs to somewhere warmer (since global warming doesn't seem to be working any more); and finally settle off some other continent.
But then the flotation bags came out and the water stopped about knee-level.
The helicopter landed upright and floated thanks to flotation bags which inflate when it lands on water.
An RAF rescue centre spokesman said the helicopter landed upright and floated thanks to flotation bags which inflate when it lands on water.
The aircraft was fitted with flotation bags designed to inflate as soon as it hit the water.
Flight Sergeant James Lyne, who is Assistant Controller at the ARCC, said that the helicopter had landed upright and floated - thanks to flotation bags which inflate when it lands on water.
The Downings based diving team led by Kevin McShane loosened the cannon from the bow deck and secured heavy lifting chains to flotation bags.
I was relieved the day the Navy helicopter community decided to take the emergency flotation bags off the H-60s, probably more than any other helo pilot.
The salvagers turned to a tiny submarine - with former astronaut Edwin ``Buzz'' Aldrin aboard - to cut the ballast holding down some of the flotation bags.
On top of the hull are mounted two scissors-type, double folding ramp sections, one at each end, with inflatable flotation bags incorporated under each ramp.