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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:21 am    Post subject: Nomex clothing and helmets? Reply with quote

The Robinson R22 Safety Notice SN-40 in the POH recommends wearing a Nomex Flight Suit and Helmet!

First of all why are such safety items not compulsory and secondly do any students wear both or either?

Finally, would there be any issues with wearing a fully refurbished helmet from HTS rather than a new one?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been pretty interested in purchasing a helmet for some time, as a student i feel no need for a helmet mainly because im with an experienced FI. Once i have my CPL ill be looking into one though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with being a C.P.L./F.I. etc and wearing a helmet is it gives your customers/students the wrong impression.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logan wrote:
ive been pretty interested in purchasing a helmet for some time, as a student i feel no need for a helmet mainly because im with an experienced FI. Once i have my CPL ill be looking into one though.


Fair comment BUT what about when you go solo?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all the instructors at my school wear helmets, i dont feel uncomfortable i just wish i looked as cool as them! The passenger issue is understandable, if you work forestry or fire fighting it wouldn't matter, only if you were flying tours or VIP
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logan wrote:
ive been pretty interested in purchasing a helmet for some time, as a student i feel no need for a helmet mainly because im with an experienced FI. Once i have my CPL ill be looking into one though.




...and how would an experienced FI prevent an engine failure with an eventual hard landing and possible head damage!?!?!?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do ANY hour builders / self improvers / Students in the UK wear anything other than shades.

Never worn anything more than a baseball cap to protect my head, am I being niave. Should I invest in one.

I spent 500 in anr headset to save my hearing (it was a hughes).

If I do buy a helmet anyone fancy a pair of Dave Clarks 56XL's 40 hours old.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAUW-oops wrote:

If I do buy a helmet anyone fancy a pair of Dave Clarks 56XL's 40 hours old.

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If they're ANR (H10-13HXL) then I'll buy them off you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO although helmets are useful; in their use they're a bit like the outfits EOD (Bomb Disposal) crew's wear...

In that, if it all goes pear-shaped the thing keeps you together rather than splattering your vitals across are large surface area.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAUW-oops wrote:
All.

Do ANY hour builders / self improvers / Students in the UK wear anything other than shades.

Never worn anything more than a baseball cap to protect my head, am I being niave. Should I invest in one.

I spent 500 in anr headset to save my hearing (it was a hughes).

If I do buy a helmet anyone fancy a pair of Dave Clarks 56XL's 40 hours old.

Thanks.

mauw


Let me know if you do fancy selling them. I'll definitely take them off you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helemts are more useful for hearing protection. Yeah in a Robinson two pilots wearing helemts leave F.A. room. We wear them in my company and passengers don't care, they understand that we are sitting in the aircraft for 800 hours a year.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey HH just out of interest what brand do you wear, i also noticed in another thread that you packed a flight suit Smile Which particular one if you know..?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We use MSA Gallet L150. I like it, but we have had some problems with getting the all matched together, they changed the type of headset inside it and now give different options. Am waiting to try one next week with Bose ANR installed in it. Used to use a Davy Clarke and noticed a huge different in noise reduction since using the helmet. Try different ones before you commit to buying, everyones head is different. I liked the Alpha Eagle but it just didn't feel right, the Gallet was better. Unfortunately is just doesn't seem to be the culture in the UK to wear them.

As for the suit, it's an emersion suit, pretty standard north sea stuff, think it is made by a company called Viking in Aberdeen.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still after a consensus on whether we should, as students or low hour PPLers, be wearing a fire retardant material while flying and/or a helmet as per the Robinson POH Safety Recommendations!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I dont see any harm in doing so if you wish. I see it as its kind of like riding a bike. Its not compulsory to wear a helmet or protective gear, but if something happens, it might just save your life.

Also depends how much cash you have spare
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