LT4247 wrote:I know you said Nomex gloves suck but I have to disagree. I use Blackhawk Nomex gloves year round and rarely fly without them..
GumpAir wrote:LT4247 wrote:I know you said Nomex gloves suck but I have to disagree. I use Blackhawk Nomex gloves year round and rarely fly without them..
Ditto on that. I have my original issue Nomex from decades ago, and still wear them. In fact, I feel funny if I'm NOT wearing gloves while flying. For the real cold WX I use Cabellas heavy mittens, with the black snot-rag on the back of the hand.
LT4247 wrote:I know you said Nomex gloves suck but I have to disagree. I use Blackhawk Nomex gloves year round and rarely fly without them.. I have tried all kinds but find these high quality gloves to be the best for us:
http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Aviato ... 3,1498.htm
I don't think I'd dip the gloves in the tool grip stuff, but maybe transfer some onto the wool gloves with a Q tip or something? Dots like on the kevlar filleting gloves for fishing. Those aren't warm though.Zane wrote:Looking for some good mid-to-lightweight flying gloves.
That is to say...slippery. LIke a golf ball on a satin sheet.
I've got a USAF green nomex flight suit from a buddy who got too fat to wear for duty. Has his last name on it though. It's the light weight one and pretty comfy with just a pair of shorts and a T shirt in summer. I left the jacket in a restaurant one day. Came back the next.....no jacket. That's nice stuff. I also have a Veetnam era army helo suit but I'm not sure it's nomex. I don't think the gvmnt cared as much for those guys as they do now. Alyeska gave me a nomex coverall but I use it for painting in.flightlogic wrote:The thing about Nomex gloves (which I wear on every flight) is the question.... what else are you wearing? Most of the fleece, sweatshirts, jackets etc. that we all throw on to fly with.... will all melt right into your skin in a fire. If anyone has visited my photo section, they see the closeups of the Turbo C210 burning to the ground... that I landed just in time. I had some synthetic fabric jacket on that day. Had I not gotten away from the flames, it would have been ugly. So, it is worth shopping for good gloves... but also appropriate outer wear also. Just a pain in the ass on warm days though. The "crispy critter club" general that used to make the rounds to Army forts to convince us to keep the Nomex buttoned down at the sleeves and ankles was convincing for sure. But in time, it is easy to get complacent. I don't really have the solution. It's just worth some thought though.
low rider wrote:Gloves schmuvs,,,,,,feels like wearing a rubber when I fly with gloves on.If I need them it means my heater is broken again.
EZFlap wrote:Nomex and fire safety... good thinking of course. Has anyone looked into the spray-on or soak-in treatments that make ordinary fabrics fire resistant? They were developed and FAA certified to meet FAR 25.853 flame resistance certification for interior fabrics and upholstery. But is there any reason that this stuff cannot be used on cotton or other clothing fabrics to increase fire resistance?
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