g-suit


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to g-suit: Flight suit, anti-G suit

G-suit

a close-fitting garment covering the legs and abdomen that is worn by the crew of high-speed aircraft and can be pressurized to prevent blackout during certain manoeuvres

g-suit

g-suit
A piece of clothing worn by combat pilots and astronauts. It exerts pressure on the abdomen and the lower limbs of the aircrew to prevent or retard the flow of blood below the chest when under positive acceleration. This delays the onset of the gray-out or blackout phenomena some pilots may experience. A g-suit increases the gray-out or blackout threshold by 1¼ to 2 g. The same as anti-g suit.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
She then put on a special G-Suit, which is anti-gravity suit and helps the flier withstand high gravitational pressure.
Kyle Puntney fitted me with a helmet, gloves, G-suit and a flight suit complete with all the Thunderbird patches.
There are about 90 items of flight gear that Ridling maintains, including the parachute, torso harness, seat pan, G-suit and helmet.
Test Pilot School students tested a G-suit that used liquid instead of air pressure to keep a pilots' blood from pooling in his extremities during extreme maneuvers.
Climbing into the jet became almost impossible because the dry suit was even tighter with the added resistance of the G-suit and harness.
I was a salty lieutenant with a set of work-ups and one deployment under my G-suit.
As I tried to secure the the flashlight in my G-suit pocket with my numb hands, I fumbled the radio.
start-up cap out of my G-suit and wait for the news cameras to roll.