Some believe that a flying flotation device is an unworkable concept. That is to say a small “puffy” UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle, which flies out to a drowning victim. Yet if you were drowning or fell over board of a cruise ship, military ship, large yacht or oilrig you would beg to differ? If you were a victim of a riptide and were now quarter mile out, you might be glad to have a visitation from such a flying flotation.Do you want to learn more? Visit https://www.medium.com/@merritt_supply/if-you-do-not-know-what-a-bilge-pump-is-read-on-854a5e17b630
Critics argue that it takes time to set up a “UAV”, type in its coordinates, which are bound to be off a little, and then send it out. Not to mention that, the kid has likely taken on water by then. Even if this overly complicated system does happen to work without any human error or equipment failure – now you expect a half drowned victim with no
training to perform a self-rescue? And how much does a UAV cost as compared with a PWC personal watercraft? You didn’t mention the cost, betting it is quite high.
The critics in this case are wrong as let’s face it face it flotation devices can only be thrown 50 yards at maximum and you have a man over board and traveling away from them at 20-35 knots, it is not even going to get close. So the small “puffy” UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle, which can be hand launched to the potential drowning victim could be just the answer. This device would look like an exaggerated model airplane, which needs a diet or looks like it belongs in a cartoon of some type. This device would not be any more complicated than a GPS with a dial on it and a push button to start the battery which runs the propeller, point and shoot. Ever turn on an Alpha Numeric Pager; add a dial and throw it, it is that simple.