Corporate Air Parts, a distributor of airline products to the business aircraft community, presents the Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter & Stealth Bag. The product provides protection from the harmful effects of the sun, sea and rain, and increased visibility or stealth, depending on the wearer’s needs. President of Corporate Air Parts Neil Looy says, “I knew there had to be a better way to protect downed pilots. But the Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter is something anyone can use to stay alive on land or at seas when they’re stuck in the elements and waiting for rescue. In fact, we’ve received many letters from customers who’ve told us Land Shark saved their lives.
The Land Shark is an effective tool in the water when used in conjunction with a life vest. A user can configure the Land Shark to completely enclose the wearer, protecting them from chilling sea spray, the beating sun and breaking waves. The rate of heat exchange in water is 25 times greater than on land. The Land Shark prevents hypothermia by retaining radiated body heat, which significantly slows the drain of vital body heat from the user. The same aluminized film, which prevents hypothermia, is also radar reflective, making the user visible to search aircraft and high-speed vessels moving at night. Marine predators are also a concern for any survivor stuck in open water. The Land Shark protects the user by altering their shape in the water and reducing flailing movements, presenting a less attractive appearance to predators. A Sea-Dog Clip attached to the Land Shark’s 550 paracord allows survivors to stay close together by clipping their Land Sharks to one another.
Liz Pasch, Southern Exposure May 2015