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Which Airline Pilots Wear Gloves?  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1788 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4168 times:

This has always been somewhat puzzling to me. The only pilots that I have seen wearing gloves were JL and NH. But again with my limited knowledge, I can be off on that.

Are there any other airline pilots that are obligated to wear gloves during the duration of the flight? I can see some cleansy issues brought by this, but what is the true purpose of wearing gloves?


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

I have never seen such weird thing. Why do they do that? I think this must be very uncomfortable on long-haul flights. I only know that when I use gloves in cold weather, I am always glad to take them of.

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1788 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

It's white gloves. Leather ones, I think.

ZRH, I agree that its uncomfy. But they need it when they steer and stuff. When the plane levels off, then they take them off.

But at least I know they wear them when they take-off and land and approach and all that.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4087 times:

I only saw pilots which are wearing gloves at Japanese airlines. Maybe it is kind of tradition in Japan and that the gloves are a part of a pilot's uniform.

Patrick


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

That is the replacement for the sidestick. These are cybergloves like we know from movies...
The pilots grab a virtual yoke and fly the airplane.
Looks funny in reality.
Some trouble during test phase though, because one pilot would not take the cyberglove off when scratching his head. They blamed in on turbulence, but the internal report is pretty clear about what happened.



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
Maybe it is kind of tradition in Japan and that the gloves are a part of a pilot's uniform

Yes, it must be a Japanese tradition. You won't find it in Europe or the US. Here in Switzerland I only know one situation when a person has to wear gloves: it's in the army when the flag sergeant holds the flag  Smile


User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2413 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...neral_aviation/read.main/927905/6/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eral_aviation/read.main/1574094/4/



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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

interesting.

it is also common for men to wear gloves while driving a car (in japan).



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

I call them Mickey Mouse Gloves


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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

you will find in japan all bus driver wear white gloves too

User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Train drivers and most taxi drivers too. I always figured it was some sort of display of professionalism, wanting to show that they take their job seriously.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Out here There is one pilot that Flies with White Cotton Gloves after he has Cleaned all the Equipment he would be touching during his flight with Eudicologne.
Its amazing how white his gloves stay.
regds
MEL



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