Passenger´s briefing


Unsecured baggage can cause serious injury. Many

operators do not permit carry-on baggage in the cabin-

check with your pilot to find out if it is permitted, and if

so, where the approved stowage areas are. Check with

your pilot before packing or carrying gases, corrosives,

aerosols, flammable liquids, explosives (including

ammunition), poisons, magnetic materials or any other

material or substance of which you are uncertain.

Carrying certain dangerous goods or hazardous materials

on board a seaplane is illegal.

Seat belt operation

Make sure it fits tight around your hips at all times, and

always use the shoulder harness when available. Practice

locating and releasing the latch with both hands and your

eyes closed until you are confident you could do so in an


Situational awareness

Locate the exit in relation to your left or right knee. If the

exit is on your right while upright then it will still be on

your right in the event the seaplane comes to rest

inverted. No matter how disorienting an accident, as long

as your seat belt is fastened, your relationship to the

exit(s) remains the same. Be familiar with your

surroundings so you can find your way to an exit, even

with your eyes closed.

Exit locations and operation

Ensure you know the location of, and how to use, all

exits. The method of opening an exit may be different

from one seaplane to another, and even within the same

aircraft. Ask the pilot if you can practice opening the

exit(s) before engine start up.


Know the location of all on-board safety and survival

equipment, including the emergency locator transmitter

(ELT), survival kit and equipment, first aid kit, oxygen

and fire extinguisher. See the safety features card for


Electronic devices

Check with your pilot for restrictions on the use of

electronic devices. Typically, devices that are permitted

Life preserver location and operation

Locate yours! Know how to reach it, how to put it on and

how to inflate it. Seaplanes are required to carry life

preservers or personal flotation devices (PFD) for every

occupant. Check with your pilot to see if the life preserver



may not be used during the take-off and landing phases.