Can I service my Burke PFD myself or do I need to use a certified Service Agent?
An annual inspection should begin 12 months from date of purchase. The annual inspection is best carried out by a Burke accredited service agent. Your nearest certified Service Agent can be found here by entering your suburb and checking the PFD Service Agent box: http://burke-marine.myshopify.com/apps/store-locator
As an alternative for recreational use a self-service can be performed. Instructions for self-inspection can be downloaded by clicking the icon left.
You should also check with your local Maritime Authority and / or sailing club for current requirements.
Can I take my inflatable PFD on aircraft?
Many of our customers prefer to take their own PFDs on holiday rather than using local equipment. IATA is the governing body that creates regulation for international air transport. Under IATA rules a passenger is permitted to transport automatic PFDs in the aircraft. You can also carry 2 spare cartridges. The pilot of the aircraft doesn't need to be informed.