More than a Hobbit for Safety: Air New Zealand Reminds us how to don our Mae West

Count on David Flynn from Australian Business Traveller Magazine to bring us the hottest stories this winter (or more accurately summer); featuring an “inside look” at a sizzling new Safety Video from Air New Zealand.  Read his superb article for the all the scoop and a lovely collection of all the recent Safety Videos Air New Zealand has contributed to aviation safety.

This is another contender for this year’s still unnamed Safety Video Awards.  Have you thought of a name yet?  I’m still working on it.  Though, now I’m thinking the “Westies” might be nice.

For anyone who doesn’t already know, a Mae West is a life vest.  Cockney rhyme for this essential safety equipment because, well, nature was good to her.

Great video @FlyAirNZ!  Congratulations on their (first) entry into this year’s Safety Video Awards.  I’m sure they’ll have more for us as the year progresses.

So what do you think?  Will it be the Westies?  The GSA’s (Golden Seatbelt Awards), as nominated by reader Jeff Solomon?  Or have you come up with something better?

Go on–be a sport–submit your suggestions below!

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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