The new “Special CARES” has an additional 10 inches of webbing added to the straps so it can accommodate a flyer up to 6 ft. tall. The harness-type device works like the flight attendant and pilot restraints by safely securing and supporting the upper body, instead of relying solely on the lap belt. Special CARES is exactly like the original device, only with longer straps to accommodate taller travelers. The Special CARES aims to make flying a more viable travel option for those with special needs. Sometimes extra gear, braces, or special seats don’t fit onto an airplane seat. When that happens, passengers are forced to check those items until the end of the flight. Flying with a lap belt as the only restraint simply isn’t an option in most cases, so air travel isn’t an option, either. Special CARES provides much needed upper body support throughout the flight.
CARES is a safety restraint for airplane seats and is certified for all phases of flight – taxiing, take off, turbulence and landing. CARES is manufactured exclusively by AmSafe Aviation, the foremost manufacturer of aviation seatbelts and pilot restraints in the world. To help parents become comfortable with CARES, each unit comes with an instructional video and card in an easy-to-handle carrying case. It takes only a few minutes to learn to use CARES – and it installs on the airplane seat in just 1 minute. This product received a PTPA Media 2009 Fall Seal of Approval.