Originally Posted by piperboy84
Does that include shoulder harnesses for the rear seat passenger(s) also?
Unfortunately hardly any light aircraft have rear seat shoulder belts fitted or even provisions to retrofit them. However the good news is that the accident record for survivability of the rear seat occupants is quite a bit good even without shoulder belts. The big issue IMO is the danger for people sitting in the front seat hitting the instrument panel with their head. That is where traditionally the really nasty crash injuries come from and why it is vital to have proper upper body restraint.
However your point is taken and I should amend my earlier statement to "I will never fly in the front seat of an aircraft that does not have front seat shoulder harnesses fitted".
As for wearing nomex clothing in a typical light GA aircraft....well the accident record shows that the number of accidents where nomex clothing would have made a difference is extremely small. Better to spend the money on annual recurrent training.