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Is There A Reason For This Headgear?  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3725 times:

Is this the latest trend for Russian pilots, or is there a reason this bloke has got a tea-cosy on his head?


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User currently offlineGothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Maybe it gets cold in those whale birds.  Smile

User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Its a Russian built aircraft...perhaps he is expecting a breeze in flight???


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User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Maybe he has four fingers and is carrying a diamond the size of a fist.

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineSynakus From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Perhaps it's a religious thing?

Or the latest fashion trend for Polish cargo pilots?


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

Maybe he picked up some gangsta rap cds while he was in Newark....

User currently offlineJimpop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Looks like a crochet Muslim cap.

Here's more: http://images.google.com...

hth,

-Jim P.


User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
Is this the latest trend for Russian pilots, or is there a reason this bloke has got a tea-cosy on his head?

I'd  duck  if I were you!!

Rgds.


User currently offlineMrChips From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 937 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting Meister808 (Reply 3):
Maybe he has four fingers and is carrying a diamond the size of a fist.

I just about pissed myself laughing at that...good one.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Jimpop seems right.Typical headgear out here in the North.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

Probably it does get a bit cold if they aren't running the heat (to save fuel). Russian mothers are famous for overdressing their children, and this carries into adulthood. Older Russian/Ukrainian/Belarussian/whatever women will often stop strangers on the street and scold them if they are not wearing proper clothing (in their opinion). The pilot is being a good boy and wearing his hat. If he has a cold, he likely has put mustard compresses in his socks too!

User currently offlineJimpop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3022 times:

I'm not the least bit familiar with Russian pilots/aircraft but i now see some interesting things in that pix. For starters, it looks like his coat collar is flipped up, suggesting that he could be cold after all. It also looks like he may not even be a pilot, more like an engineer, as looking out the windows suggests that he is in a maintenance area. I don't know enough about flight controls to know the aircraft's present state, but the throttles look somewhat "engaged" yet the gentleman is not wearing a safety harness. Maybe the cap is just part of his skydrol protection plan. Big grin

User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Well, I hate to rain on y'all's parade, but by simply clicking on the photo we see that:

A) It was taken in August in NJ, so if he is cold it is because the a/c is cranked up too much.

B) The photographer was pretty convinced that this man was the captain.

Back to the drawing board.

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2898 times:

Are those cooling fans on windshield or emergency trolling motors for ditching at sea.


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6952 posts, RR: 76
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Just my guess...

1. He's bald or severe thin hair up there... he doesn't want to tangle them in the headset.
2. If he's gonna save on the heating while crusing, that probably explains the jacket and scalpwarmer in August... It couldbe 100F down on the ground and it can me -50F up there...

JimPop...
He's the pilot most likely... The engineer would use a handset and cockpit speakers :P
He's not in a maintenance area but in the cargo area... Cargo planes don't sit on the pretty side of the airport...
Engines are still off... that's why he's not wearing a harness.

Mandala499



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14127 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

The guy ight be a Muslim. I�ve seen many older Turkish and Arab men wearing this type of cap, especially the more religious ones.

Jan


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 14):
He's the pilot most likely... The engineer would use a handset and cockpit speakers :P

Thats Right  Smile

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 15):
The guy ight be a Muslim

I think so too.Either a Muslim or fond of such caps [Stylish].
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVain~ From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 13):
Are those cooling fans on windshield or emergency trolling motors for ditching at sea.

Haha, i was wondering that myself, those things look like they could move a good sized oiltanker


User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Well the airplane they are installed on is nearly that large, so that may be fitting.

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
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Could it be some kind of sanitary measure? I think I've seen similar-looking covers that fit over the headphones themselves, against your ears.

Also, I swear I've seen photos of cosmonauts wearing similar headgear.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

It also looks like he may not even be a pilot, more like an engineer, as looking out the windows suggests that he is in a maintenance area.

Judging from the photo, it looks like the plane is parked here, in the top left corner of this ramp at EWR. As you can see, there is a lot of crap laying around, and it is where they usually park cargo planes:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ewr&ll...43&spn=0.005203,0.007585&t=k&hl=en

A) It was taken in August in NJ, so if he is cold it is because the a/c is cranked up too much.

You never know, we can still get some chilly August nights here in NJ. It was taken at night, so it might have been cold out. I'm still going with something that has to do with religion, though.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Either religious or he's trying not to spread lice or something.....


Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 15):
I�ve

What the hell kind of an apostrophe is that? Confused



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