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Old 2nd Sep 2020, 09:52
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Clothing can be sourced from the likes of BW or Kmart for next to nothing these days. BIGW sells organic cotton tees for what $7? Usually have a few in the car and take spares for the Sunday Adventures.

Tropics flying attire can be challenging. Bug smashing Sunday sessions with the young fella and Iím practically naked. Even commercial ops I avoid the the tie or jacket. A previous employer (Airbus) actually let us wear shorts. Current company not.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 02:00
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RAF fine kid leather gloves ...good for protecting the hands and feeling the switches.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 10:49
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I am however concerned about fire risk

If you are concerned about fire risk make sure you aren't wearing a nylon wrist watch band. Or anything nylon. The material melts into your skin when exposed to flame and leaves terrible burns. Same with nylon socks. In the 1960's the RAAF issued aircrew with wristwatches with nylon bands. These were replaced with metal bands when the fire danger of nylon became known.

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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 11:22
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Shep, same rule applies in CFA. we don’t wear synthetics at all.
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Old 3rd Sep 2020, 12:57
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I suppose you could take the fatalistic view, if you hit hard enough for a fire, you are not likely to be in any condition to worry about fire.
Not so much the fatalistic view, more the realistic one.
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Old 6th Sep 2020, 10:37
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Helmet is to keep you conscious through the impact sequence, to be able to extricate yourself before it gets too hot.

Have posted this before.

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Old 8th Sep 2020, 13:12
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Clown suit would be fitting
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