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Old 13th Jun 2022, 09:02
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Jabiru down

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-...jury/101147872
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 09:18
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Heard the Mayday this morning on 121.5.

The pilot sounded very calm and was able to quickly pass on his location to several aircraft in the area and not long after landing, he had made contact with CENSAR to confirm he was down and safe.

He said he was passing 2500ft on descent so not a huge amount of time to come up with some options.

job well done
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Old 14th Jun 2022, 10:41
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Vic Pisani feared the worst when the propeller in his single-engine aircraft stopped moving in mid-air.
Oh dear.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 05:30
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Just as well this experienced PPL holder was wearing an airforce fighter pilot outfit complete with name badge
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 05:55
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Nomex isn't a bad idea. But no logos, etc.
I also know a few who wear nomex gloves.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 11:32
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Love Doc. What’s wrong with his Nomex overalls.? Fire protection. Had he been knocked unconscious, the name tag lets the paramedics check with a hospital if any record.
And…he may well have flown a motor glider at some time…so, when the prop stops..now a glider pilot.
Pity about the available terrain. Some of it won’t buff out, but a good, for the labeled pilot, outcome.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 23:06
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I don't wear a flight suit (I did during Phase 1, though - and if I could find one that I could easily wear & take off over my normal flying gear, I'd probably still do so!) but I certainly do wear a tactical-style vest filled with survival goodies, (first aid kit, PLB, space blanket, etc) when I'm flying anything more than just circuits. The usual explanation for anyone curious enough to ask is something like "I'm flying in a plane I built in my back shed! If it goes to shit, I'd like to tip the odds in my favour..."

To my mind, it's one of those things you never need until you do, like car insurance, you're free to not have it, but you'd better hope you don't crash into a BMW. So if the worst that can happen is someone having a chuckle at my expense online or at the bowser, so what?
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 01:58
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Just as well this experienced PPL holder was wearing an airforce fighter pilot outfit complete with name badge
Nothing wrong with wearing Nomex in any aircraft.

As an aside, Nomex suits are worn not just by fighter pilots, but also by helo, transport and maritime crews. Also occasionally by ageing ex-mil pilots such as myself in vain attempts to recapture our lost youth.

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Also occasionally by ageing ex-mil pilots such as myself in vain attempts to recapture our lost youth.
And good on you mate you earned it!
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 02:43
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Military UAV operators also wear them. Maybe there is a market for fire proof onesies.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 03:17
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Besides military, some civil operators wear nomex, life jackets, wet/dry suits, helmets, stuff you don't need until you do, bit like ELT's. Wore all that in a civil job transporting pax.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 03:36
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I certainly used to wear a flight suit when doing fun things in little aeroplanes, and frankly think I still should for safety reasons even though I have outgrown the original model over the years. I disagree emphatically with the cheap shot taken above at a fellow pilot who has pulled off a good result from a difficult situation.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 06:02
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34 degrees

And I wear a flight suit paragliding in spite of the heat ...landing in trees and being dragged through bramble bushes it's a much needed protection...
Remember my twin instructor who had left a hurribomber wing tip on a tree stump somewhere out East advising me not to wear nylon socks as a flash fire would melt them into my skin.
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Old 17th Jun 2022, 05:24
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not to wear nylon socks as a flash fire would melt them into my skin
Don't wear any man made fibre anywhere, many forget the underwear, stick to cotton or wool. Had a USAF chap who went off the end of the runway in a T-33 and suffered badly from nylon induced injuries in the subsequent fire who spent a lot of time on the lecture circuit telling his story.
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Don't wear any man made fibre anywhere
Nomex no good?
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Old 18th Jun 2022, 01:04
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That's a gotcha Had the pre nomex hat on, when we wore cotton flight suits that had some flame retardant treatment which the suit had to undergo on a regular basis. The mention of USAF and T-33 should have been a give away as to era.
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A great example of airmanship.
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I don't fly but on motorcycles it is referred to as ATGATT, All The Gear All The Time.

The Stud mistress finds the Epaulets to be a bit over the top in the "loving-lounge" but she copes.
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Old 20th Jun 2022, 05:41
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Ppruner R16 has pointed me to a recent accident pertinent to the discussion about clothing worn, an extract,
The pilot survived the impact but suffered a number of serious injuries, particularly to his neck and burns to his face and neck. He had been wearing cotton overalls over a polyester cotton shirt.

The pilot’s burns were consistent with his flying suit being open and loose around his neck whilst wearing a non-fire retardant shirt underneath.
https://assets.publishing.service.go...MSTG_10-17.pdf
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