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Red 2 and his right glove...

Old 18th Jul 2019, 22:00
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Red 2 and his right glove...

Any thoughts?
Keep it clean...!




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Old 18th Jul 2019, 22:24
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1/ Touchscreen GPS moving map ?

2/ Picking your nose on boring transit between displays ?
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 22:57
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Those defence cuts are really biting now .
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 23:47
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Touch screen - we’re still waiting for gloves that work with touchscreens (or the ability to use some special paint in stuff).
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 05:47
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Touch screen

LJ

I hear what you’re saying but my jazzy white, RAF flying gloves work just fine with my iPhone.

I haven't flown a Hawk T1 for a few years. Does the Skymap GPS have touch screen? I can’t remember.

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Old 19th Jul 2019, 06:06
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Red 2 an American Exchange pilot by chance?
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 07:51
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Those gloves are worn when flying down the Mach Loop....
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 08:21
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Rod Leigh, of blessed memory, always called them 'Saturday night' gloves.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 08:37
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Originally Posted by Lima Juliet View Post
Touch screen - we’re still waiting for gloves that work with touchscreens (or the ability to use some special paint in stuff).
They're out there....problem is they are all designed to keep your hands warm when skiing/motorcycling/walking the dog in winter etc opposed to soak sweat, maintain grip and offer an element of fire protection. There is a fluid you can paint on, sort of works but needs constant reapplication, a thread that can be sewn in to the fingertip, single hole punch in finger tip or, as shown, snip the finger off. I've tried all the above, the added problem is with a gloved finger, the lack of accuracy on the touch screen further frustrates, I have seen on fleabay a pair of the US style gloves with a different pad at the fingertips that claim to be compatible, dunno how effective they are....and they're from New Delhi/Bejing/Lagos or similar. so am a little suspicious.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 11:16
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USN gloves are clearly no better

It's 'on trend' obviously.

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Old 19th Jul 2019, 12:25
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The old white flying gloves were pretty robust, as I recall.

Except for the time that some procurement idiot thought that the leather of 'Cape Leather' gloves came from nasty apartheid Seth Efrikan Cape of Good Hope animals. Or perhaps from bits snipped off prisoners in Robben Island jails by those nice BOSS people. That would never do - HM's procurement buying stuff from that regime...

So instead we started getting pale grey gloves made from who knows what. Etruscan goat scrotums or something - they didn't last 5 minutes before ripping. Fortunately sanity soon prevailed and we went back to the original supplier!
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 12:44
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Keep it clean? That's why he's got that finger free.
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 13:09
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Perhaps for the benefit of 777fly?
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Old 19th Jul 2019, 14:58
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I used the USAF version of the aforementioned ‘iPad able’ flight gloves. They were OK but I found them a little cumbersome. A good number of my USAF colleagues snip the fingers off their flying gloves in order to allow easier manipulation of the EFB devices.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 08:42
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I thought special paint for finger application was trialled 2 years ago, and Commodities were on the cusp of procuring new gloves with touchscreen compatible finger tips in the same period.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 12:03
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Beagle's glove memories were preceded by a similar 'bean counter's' cost-saving with the introduction of the first aircrew shirts - made by Van Heusen and excellent quality. Said B-C cast around for a cheaper alternative and the contract went to Faulats of Belfast **who they?). Their product lasted until first wash - shrinkage rate was horrendous. Ultimate nonsense was one of my replacements which had been made up from two different cloths and generated differential shrinkage rates! I suspect that the originating genius woulkd have received his 'O' , or better!
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 13:17
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The soft blue aircrew shirts were really excellent. Then came those vile olive green roll-neck things, which shrunk like crazy and were very uncomfortable.

No wonder that most squadrons later adopted their own cotton squadron T-shirts. Smart and comfortable!
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 15:29
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Originally Posted by Cornish Jack View Post
Beagle's glove memories were preceded by a similar 'bean counter's' cost-saving with the introduction of the first aircrew shirts - made by Van Heusen and excellent quality. Said B-C cast around for a cheaper alternative and the contract went to Faulats of Belfast **who they?). Their product lasted until first wash - shrinkage rate was horrendous. Ultimate nonsense was one of my replacements which had been made up from two different cloths and generated differential shrinkage rates! I suspect that the originating genius woulkd have received his 'O' , or better!
My aunt and mother both worked for Faulat in Belfast....I can't vouch for the quality of the shirts but they did have a cracking pipe band...thread drift off.
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Old 20th Jul 2019, 22:20
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Crewroom gossip used to tell of a time long ago at Ballykelly (?) before the troubles in NI, and the liaison between Shackleton crews and the ladies who made shirts for the RAF in the factory just down the road. The RAF chaps had a competition at the local dance hall to dance with ladies who made different parts of the shirt - once they had danced with the makers of the components of a full garment then the cry of "shirt" would be heard from the dance floor. However, there were also female shouts of "crew" as the competition worked both ways.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 00:04
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Originally Posted by Percy Cute View Post
It's 'on trend' obviously.

Most of us in dark blue would do the same. Trying to free yourself from your sinking parachute harness with wet and slippery gloves was not a pretty prospect. Having one or two "grippy" fingertips would help enormously.
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