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Why Helicopter Pilots Should Keep Portable Waste Bags Handy on Flights

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine getting a bird’s eye view of the New York skyline, Grand Canyon, the Sydney Opera House, or Victoria Falls.

There’s something magical about helicopter rides. They give passengers a spectacular view of the city or the countryside, allowing people to take in all the scenery and gain a unique perspective that you would never get on the ground.

But while helicopter rides can be a lot of fun, many people may not realize how different they are from commercial airplane flights. First of all, landing and take-off aren’t as smooth. In fact, many compare helicopter rides to roller coaster rides with their ups and downs, swooping motions, and vibrations.

Because of the sudden altitude changes on helicopter rides, many people experience motion sickness. Disorientation and nausea can hit passengers suddenly. And before you know it, a guest on your helicopter looks like their stomach is lurching and they keep swallowing as their mouth fills with saliva.

At this point, you know its time only a matter of time before they throw up. The smell of vomit is the last thing you want to fill the small, confined space of the inside of a helicopter, mainly if there are other passengers onboard. The pungent odor of puke is enough to create a chain reaction and lead others to feel sick, even those who aren’t prone to motion sickness.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Portable Waste Bag vs. Traditional Barf Bag

As the owner or pilot of the helicopter, you may think that an airsickness bag like the ones they provide commercial airline passengers is enough. However, the problem with conventional vomit bags is that they’re nothing more than a plastic-lined bag.

They don’t give you peace of mind as the only way to close them is by folding the opening down. Because the bags are made of plastic, paper, or card, they’re not puncture-resistant or leak-proof. You can even hear the vomit sloshing around in the bag, making anyone nervous that the contents could easily spill out.

Also, puking into a traditional motion sickness bag doesn’t eliminate the smell. The awful smell of vomit still lingers, potentially triggering sickness in the other passengers.

By bringing wag bags on every flight, you have a better solution for passengers who struggle with airsickness. WAG Bag is an industry standard term that stands for ‘Waste Alleviation and Gelling’ Bag.

Brief Relief wag bags were designed to convert wastes into a deodorized gel, including vomit. The Disposa-John contains a polymer component that immediately contains and encapsulates the vomit. You don’t have to worry about the disgusting smell or the sound of vomit slopping around in a flimsy bag.

Unlike an ordinary barf bag, the Disposa-John has a triple barrier bag and liner that seals completely shut; it’s sturdy and spill-proof. Brief Relief waste bags have even survived drop tests from heights that would burst a conventional barf bag open on impact.

Because all Brief Relief wag bags are made from non-toxic materials, they’re landfill-safe and can be thrown away in any trash receptacle.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Check out our Portable Waste Bags and find out why you should never take a flight without them.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]