I agree. Once you escape a pranged aeroplane you may not have the option of going back.The saying I’ve seen and heard many a time is - What your wearing is your survival kit. What’s stored about the aircraft is your camping kit.
Wear it or loose it...
Hey Mach,Here's a tip.
Sit in yr cockpit and see what you can reach with one arm only, either one. You will be surprised at just how restrictive it can be if you are upside down hanging by yr seat belt/s with a severely dislocated/broken arm. I have my crash axe/survivable tool, torch, water, Mob Ph and PLB within reach whilst severely trapped with one arm useless!