1248. Survival equipment.

The pilot in command1 of any aircraft2 registered in the United Kingdom3 must be satisfied on reasonable grounds before take-off that the aircraft carries such additional equipment as he reasonably considers necessary for the purposes of facilitating the survival of the persons carried in the aircraft4. In complying with this requirement the pilot in command must have regard to the circumstances of the intended flight, including in particular the likelihood of ditching and the availability of search and rescue facilities