Do you wear anything special when flying?

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  1. 455 Bravo Uniform

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    I used to work in a refinery and have a pair of nomex coveralls...thought that would be safe, but uncomfortable and silly looking...unless I throw a Cessna patch on the opposite side of my nametag.
     
  2. Clark1961

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    Nomex, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Perfect.
     
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    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Did you go to the restroom while wife was in the bar?
     
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    No synthetics; otherwise, whatever is to hand. I have some Nomex long johns from USAF days, very light and comfortable. I wear them "under" in the winter.
     
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    Depends!!!
     
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    Yup.....like an astronaut;).

    It gives....."being wiped out..." a whole new meaning. o_O
     
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    You know, I was wondering why she was smiling to herself the rest of the evening...
     
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    When I owned my 1943 Taylorcraft L2M, painted in a "WWII invasion" paint job (olive drab with stars and bars), I used to wear a WWII period flight suit while flying. I was always tempted after landing to run up to the nearest person, grab them by the shoulders, and yell, "What year is it???!!! What year IS IT???!!!"
     
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    Shepherd Pattern Altitude

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    That's really funny!
     
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    wanttaja Pattern Altitude

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    It'd be even more fun in this....
    [​IMG]
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    With a German accent, of course!
     
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    More than just a little bizarre as it is.
     
  13. Zeldman

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    No worries, I was there in the summer of 2001 until 11Sep01 ended the summer.

    We had to fly a couple food drops to some stranded hikers during the take off ban.
     
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    Always closed toe shoes. Sneakers in summer and boots in winter. I too stay away from synthetics so cotton and wool for pants and shirt, again, weather dependent.
     
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    I flew many Alaskan winters wearing bunny boots, as I am sure others here have done. It really only took one flight to get used to wearing heavy insulated boots while flying. It didn't matter if I liked flying in heavy boots or not, can't feel the rudder at all with frozen feet. Harder to feel the toe brakes with frozen feet, as well. Different flying area, for sure.

    Like the new guys in Alaska that didn't like to wear hats.... after a few hours in winter it's a different story.
     
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    I stuck with cotton, tried to avoid synthetics.
     
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    Dress for the airplane, environment, and mission, including combinations of:
    Cotton, nomex, and/or aramid
    steel-toe boots
    chucks
    topsiders
    for extra fun, the occasional drysuit, and in a pinch a wetsuit

    Nauga,
    the fashion plate
     
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    Scarf, goggles, and leather helmet ala Snoopy.
     
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    That's all?.....:eek:
     
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    That’s all snoopy wears and no one complains...
     
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    He didn’t say where he wears the scarf.
     
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    around his dog.....ala Snoopy.;)
     
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    Depends whether it's mating season for raptors.

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    And he flys a Breezy!

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    That makes flying a special kind of "trans"portation for you, n'est-ce pas?
     
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    If he's flying it nude, I'd worry about flutter.

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    Isn’t the pull tool sweater mandatory flight attire? :)
     
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    no worries.....shrinkage bro. ;)
     
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    Which of course varies with surface area and the angle of the dangle.
     
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    Leather shoes, jeans, no synthetics.
     
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    Clean underwear in case I crash and go to the hospital.
     
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    I wear whatever makes sense to either walk home from or spend the night after an unintended termination of the flight.
     
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    Yes a ball cap could certainly help with sunburn below the belt.
    (however it's not nearly as fun as putting on a lot of sunscreen)

    I, being a student, am usually wearing a big grin.

    but here lately with these crazy November crosswinds it's been more like this smile:


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    On hot days, I like to wear all this. :(
     
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    Somewhat airplane and mission dependent. My Waco ATO started life with a rudder bar and a tail skid. Now it has rudder pedals, toe brakes and not much room for feet. So I wear auto track shoes,which are more "compact" than street shoes. I do wear a parachute (seat pack) most of the time when I am doing aerobatics.

    And to really start the giggles, I just bought a flight suit. Used, got a deal. Mostly for the below the knees pockets, but I like some of the other pockets as well. One improvement over the ones I used to wear 40+ years ago is the velcro flap over the pencil pockets to keep pens and pencils in place. The cockpit in a '29 airplane was made to fit '29 people. There was nothing to store and no need for storage space. I cannot bend over while seated, my face hits the instrument panel. Dropping stuff on the floor is a pain. It's open cockpit so when I go negative at the top of a loop or a Cuban Eight, loose items are prone to departing.

    If were to go to remote areas, I would wear a survival vest. Over water a preserver and likely a raft would be kept handy.

    When I traveled in my Mooney a few years ago, I dressed for the destination most of the time. I usually wore a cannula on half the trip, sometimes a mask. Sometimes a coat and tie, sometimes shorts. For me it's airplane, mission, terrain.
     
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    That’s the only thing about Wacos I’m less than thrilled with: tight fit!
     
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    Classic fixed that in the "modern" YMF-5C; and the UPF-7 cockpit comes close. Those cockpits are a delight compared to some other biplanes and especially the older Wacos.
     
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    Standard summertime attire. While obviously stylish this also highly practical as the material breathes and wicks away sweat, thus drying quickly in the air after the taxiway sauna experience.

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    A smile. That’s about the only thing I always have. Otherwise just whatever is appropriate for the weather and the plane/mission
     
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