popee
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Not A Very Tech. Question But

Sun Dec 23, 2001 5:06 pm

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 ?
 
Twotterwrench
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Sun Dec 23, 2001 5:34 pm

Pilots spend a lot on their manicures. Have to try and keep them up.
 
L-188
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:52 pm

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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FBU 4EVER!
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Mon Dec 24, 2001 12:07 am

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"!
 
Guest

RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Mon Dec 24, 2001 1:59 am

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.
 
PW4084
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Mon Dec 24, 2001 4:19 pm

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
 
Twotterwrench
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Mon Dec 24, 2001 6:21 pm

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
 
Metwrench
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RE: Not A Very Tech. Question But

Tue Dec 25, 2001 10:35 am

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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