high-quality calfskin or cattlehide and is lined with soft,
full-grain cattlehide glove leather. The boot is 8 inches
high when fully laced, and is available in normal shoe
sizes. The traction tread soles and heels are made of
nonslip, nonmarking, jet-fuel-resistant rubber. The
steel box toe is constructed of cold-rolled carbon steel
The fire-resistant flight gloves provide protection
in the event of fire in the aircraft. The flight gloves are
snug fitting to allow maximum finger movement and
sense of touch. The gloves do not interfere with
operation of the aircraft or use of survival equipment.
The gloves are constructed of soft gray cabretta leather
and a stretchable, sage green, Aramid (Nomex) fabric.
The fabric (top) portion of the glove does not melt and
will not support combustion. The leather palm and
finger portions of the glove provide a nonslip surface
even when wet.
The type of aircraft you are in dictates whether or
not you have to wear a protective helmet. Fighters,
attack planes, and helicopters usually require you to
operations. Other aircraft may require you to wear a
helmet only during takeoffs and landings.
The helmet is part of a pilot's protective equipment.
Maintenance and upkeep is the responsibility of the
Aircrew Survival Equipmentman. There are several
different types of helmets. Each has its own specific
function. Some types of helmets can be changed or
modified to meet certain requirements for specific
aircraft and mission. The HGU series helmets are
discussed in the following text.
The HGU68(V)/P series helmets (fig. 11-2) are
designed for all tactical fixed-wing aircraft applica-
tions. They are lightweight and provide face, eye,
hearing, and head protection when properly assembled
and fitted to the person. The helmet assembly houses
the visor, liner, and communications headset. Some
Figure 11-1.Summer flight coverall.
Figure 11-2.HGU-68(V)/P helmet assembly.