Can you take this on an airplane?
ROBERT R Yes you can. But you must first depressurize it and take the regulator unit off the tank during air travel. I don't know if there's a specific packaging requirement, but the manufacturer sells a TSA-compliant travel pack for the unit. (It's their "Travel Pack" part# 963 at Spare Air's web site). I bought two of those for my and my buddy's units.
The kit is about $20 and includes the travel pouch, spare o-rings, and a pair of protective caps to keep debris out of the tank and to help protect the threads on the tank and regulator from damage during travel.
DOUG D Yes, but you must discharge all of the air and remove the cap. You will have to refill it at your destination.
HENNY B Yes, No problem. I take mine on commercial fights all the time. The only thing you need to do is empty the air from the cylinder.
ALBERT L Good question. Yes you may, but DOT regulations require that it be empty and the top removed (in this case, the Spare Air's regulator assembly), so that security can inspect the inside of the cylinder to verify that it's empty. Once you've arrived at your destination, just screw the top back on and fill it.
ALBERT L Good question. Yes you may, but DOT rules mandate that it be empty and the top (in this case the Spare Air's) regulator assembly be removed, so they can actually inspet the inside of the empty cylinder to verify that it's empty. Once you arrive at your destination, just screw the top back on and get it filled.
JIM J Yes, you can take this on an aircraft, in your checked luggage. You will need to empty the tank, and then REMOVE the valve, and place in seperate clean zip bags. The TSA inspectors can then look inside the tank, and see that it is empty. If you leave the valve on the tank, it will be confiscated. Do not carry this in your carry on bag, as it will create hassles.
KEITH C Yes indeed. However the cylinder must be empty and the top of the cylinder removed. With the included adapter, you can simply fill the spare are when you arrive off a regular scuba cylinder.
AL B Yes, you can take the spare air on a commercial flight. There are several rules the TSA has in regard to carrying the unit on board. Check outthe spareair website and look under frequently asked questions/traveling and it tells you everything you need to know about how to travel with the unit.
Hope this helps.