The Survival is the choice of numerous pilots. Mainly army helicopter pilots, but also fixed wing pilots. The green LED is NVG compatible, mostly supplied to army helicopter units. Fixed wing pilots tend to choose the red LED model.
We recommend the Survival with the green (NVG compatible) LED or with the red LED.
One of many pilot comments about our flashlights
Your article on flashlights for flying was informative. However you were not thinking out of the box. You missed the greatest flashlight out there. It is made by SAFE-LIGHT / PALIGHTS ~ www.safe-light.com
These are powered by one 9v battery. They are fully encased in a rubber housing with a one button on/off, which if you push once it goes bright, then dimmer then flashes for an emergency with each push of the button. Also, one model even puts out the S.O.S. signal.
But the main feature of these lights is that it never shuts off. Yes, that is correct, it goes into a very dim setting, which means you can always find it in the dark. They make different aviation models with the blue, red and green L.E.D. beams. I have two in my plane. Being that they are always on they can be found quickly in the dark. They also have a neck strap that you can order. The lights will run up to 40 hours on the high setting and up to a year on the off setting which really is not off so you can find it in the dark. I also have one in each of my vehicles and gave one to my wife for her purse, plus several in the house.
You should really look at these and see how well they stand up to the others tested.
William A. Y.
Essex Jct., VT