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User currently offlinePopee From Pakistan, joined Feb 2001, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Yes, this is not a very technical question, but is related to the fliers. Why do some of you put on gloves while flying? Similarly why some people prefer to put gloves while driving? Any special reason for all this around ?

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User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Pilots spend a lot on their manicures. Have to try and keep them up.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29813 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

I had a couple of pilots bitching about their airplanes being outside and their hands getting cold when touching the yokes.

I told them that Trotterwrench was working on getting a field approval to retrofit a set of handlebar warmers from a Ski-Doo snowmobile to the yoke.

It shouldn't be a big deal right? After all Canadair, Dehavilland Canada and Ski-Doo are both Bombardier companies.

I would think the parts would be interchangable between those aircraft and the snowmobile.



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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I've flown with some pilots that used gloves during take-off and landings as they believed it would give them some added protection in case of an onground accident with fire on the flight deck/escape routes.
Another guy explained that his hands were often sweaty and used gloves for a better grip on the "pretzel".



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User currently offlineFlyChicaga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Germs. Some wear gloves to prevent them, others just swab down the cockpit.

In Asia you'll see many airline pilots wearing white gloves. I believe this is just for professionalism and style.


User currently offlinePW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

Some pilots (esp. military) wear gloves that provide fire/burn protection in the event of a mishap.

L-188, you and Twotterwrench are sitting on a mountain of gold there with the cockpit installed handwarmers  Smile


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Just what we need... one more thing for them to write up. "Left thumb warmer is hotter than right thumb warmer." No thanks.. I got headache enough...lol

User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1177 times:

The hand warmers are Part 2 of the STC that provides automatic pilot self-ego control and self-gratification. A mechanical hand decends from the overhead every time a pilot gets up and pats him on the back.

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