If you think this product is a little silly at first glance, well, we did too -- until we realized that its real purpose is to send aloft a radar reflector or personal strobe, attached to the kite. Imagine how far a little strobe can be seen when it's 300 feet in the air! Requires only 8 knots of wind to carry strobe or radar reflector aloft.
Certified to meet USCG requirements of 46 CFR 160.072 as an orange flag distress signal, the parafoil measures 28" wide by 38" long (70 cm x 1 m) and comes with a 12" (3.7 m) five-strand tail. Sky-Alert launches easily in breezes from 5-25 knots. Does not absorb water; simply shake off excess if flying when wet. Orange kite carries the circle-and-square distress signal. Comes complete with parafoil, tail, nylon storage pouch and spool with over 300" (91 m) of 150# test line. No assembly required before flight. An inexpensive addition to your abandon ship bag.