I just joined this forum. I am a student pilot flying from S10, and an A&P. I am just getting back into A&P work because I took a long break from it shortly after getting the license to own a Ducati Motorcycle dealership.
Anyways, I have been watching a lot of the videos here on the forum, plus Long Props and Big Rocks, and other stuff I find on You Tube. I noticed I have never seen anyone wear a flight helmet. I have been around motorcycle racing a lot, and the need for the very best helmets in obvious there. In any sort of car racing, especially classes that require a cage of any sort, a helmet protects the driver from head injuries from hitting the cage, or in some instances, cage failure. It would seem logical to me, that when landing on dirt roads, gravel bars, or even on floats, that a helmet would make sense. I wonder if there are any statistics as to what the actual cause of death in small aircraft crashes are? I know fire is always a danger, but with a helmet, you may be conscious enough after a crash that you can get out and run before the flames consume you.
Maybe it's just because there are some cool helmets out there, and I like cool helmets (you would gasp at my helmet shelf) that I have been looking at them. Anyone wear one? Would I be a total geek?
I am a way off to feeling confident to do what some of you guys do. I am going to look at a champ on Monday that need a little work, and might go look at a PA20 that may need a lot of work. Hoping on of these two aircraft will help me get the experience I need to fly to the spots I usually ride or Jeep to.