Anti-exposure suits are designed specifically for pilots flying over marine environments. These suits protect their wearers from heat and cold. This type of protection is essential when a pilot is flying over the ocean. 

In case of fire, the suit is heat-resistant, while it is also highly protective in cold situations. This protection from the cold is ideal for water landing situations. 

If a crew or pilot happens to be trapped in open water while waiting for rescue, this suit will keep them warm, all while providing adequate protection from the heat of the sun.

Some significant features of the anti-exposure suit include: 
  • Flotation 

  • Hypothermia protection

  • Fire-resistant material

  • Bright orange color for immediate detection

  • Custom-fit to the wearer 

Why is it Orange?

Anti-exposure suits are typically orange in color. This color choice is deliberate, as most rescue teams recognize it as an international warning signal. Fluorescent orange and red are usually associated with maritime rescues, so the anti-exposure suit is this color.

The fluorescent orange suit is easy to sight in the water, as it directly contrasts with the dark blue color of the ocean. This eye-catching color makes rescues much more manageable, allowing stranded pilots to get to land as soon as possible.

Thermal Protection

One of the most critical features of the anti-exposure suit is its thermal protection. In a rescue scenario, pilots will be stuck in the ocean until help arrives. 

Depending on the geographic location of the incident, the water could be frigid. Low temperatures can cause more than just discomfort; pilots exposed to low temperatures over a long period can develop hypothermia. 

Hypothermia could eventually lead to loss of life, especially if the rescue takes too long. This threat is why anti-exposure suits have a waterproof membrane; to prevent water from entering the suit. 

The waterproof membrane of the anti-exposure suit protects pilots from the harmful effects of hypothermia. If maintained properly, this waterproof membrane can last a long time, keeping pilots safe in various rescue situations. 


Much like a life vest, the anti-exposure suit is highly buoyant. This buoyancy can be extremely helpful in lengthy rescue situations. If a rescue crew cannot get to the pilot for some time, they will float without growing tired from energy exertion. 

Before the anti-exposure suit, pilots had to paddle or find wreckage to hold onto to stay safe. Sometimes, rescue missions could take longer than anticipated, which made staying afloat difficult. 

Now, thanks to modern technology, these complications have all but vanished, allowing pilots to stay safe while they await rescue. 

Anti-Exposure Suits at Aviation Survival

Our quality anti-exposure suits are custom-made, giving customers the comfort and protection they need in a rescue scenario. Anti-exposure suits can fit any pilot, providing heat-resistant, thermal protection on the go. 

We offer a variety of anti-exposure suits for any rescue situation in our shop. Our numerous options provide many different ways for pilots and flight crews to stay safe in the air and sea. 

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No matter what our customers are flying, we are committed to providing them with the best equipment possible. We strive to establish excellent relationships with our customers by providing excellent customer service and products. 

If you're interested in any of our anti-exposure suits or other products, give us a call at 321-821-4724. We'd be happy to help you with all of your aviation needs!