Figure 4-2.Fire-resistant flyers gloves, GS/FRP-2.
of hand). The cloth portion of the gloves will not
melt or drip, and it does not support combustion.
The fabric does begin to char at 700° to 800°F.
The fire-resistant flyers glove normally
corresponds to the aircrew members glove size.
Determine the proper size glove on a trial fit basis.
The glove must fit snugly.
It is the aircrew members responsibility to
clean the gloves. Repairs or other maintenance
actions are performed at the organizational level
or above, and are limited to restitching seams. The
gloves are laundered as follows:
1. Put on the gloves and wash with a mild
soap in water not over 120°F as if washing hands.
When the gloves are clean, rinse and remove them
from your hands. Squeeze, but do not wring the
gloves to remove excess water. Never use a
2. After removing excess water, place the
gloves flat on a towel and roll the towel to cover
the gloves. Ensure that the gloves do not contact
each other and are not exposed to hot air or
3. Letting the gloves come in contact with
each other may harm the soft leather palms. The
exposure to hot air or sunlight could cause the
gloves to shrink.
Figure 4-2.Flyers boot.
The impact-resistant flyers boot (fig. 4-3) is
designed to protect the aircrew members foot
against high-impact forces. The boot is water-
The upper boot is black in color and is
constructed of high quality calfskin. The inner
liner is made with soft, full grain, glove leather.
The boot is 8 inches high when fully laced, and
is available in sizes 4 narrow through 14 1/2 extra
wide. The traction tread outsoles and heels are