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User currently offlinePopee From Pakistan, joined Feb 2001, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2162 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 (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2117 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, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2111 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.

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2093 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".

"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
User currently offlineFlyChicaga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2071 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 (14 years 5 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2026 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 (14 years 5 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2018 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 (14 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2003 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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