"At the time of my realization of the effectiveness of this technology, I was flying a lot of 9-G sorties to test helmets and other life support equipment, and I was always wearing a full-coverage G-suit
," Hughes said.
Patil will wear a high-tech aviation suit, called the G-suit
, during the flight It helps fighter pilots withstand high gravitational, or G-forces, preventing excess blood from flowing out of or into the brain
Nothing was stowed on the left side of the cockpit by the G-suit
and oxygen hoses or throttle quadrant.
For aircrew: Have you ever forgotten your helmet or G-suit
before going out to the aircraft?
Hisnormal habit was to remove his wallet from his flight suit's left thigh pocket, don his G-suit
, place the wallet in a G-suit
pocket, and then put on the rest of his flight gear.
The green G-suit
, fitted with inflated pressure pads to combat violent downward movement of the blood, was designed to stop every drop in my veins from rushing to my stomach, then my toes.
A spokesman said: "The Eurofighter doesn't enter service until next year and the final design of the new G-suit
will have the socks incorporated into the boots."
My favourite was Top Gun: Fire At Will (originally developed by MicroProse) in which you don the imaginary helmet and G-suit
for a series of missions in an F-14 Tomcat.
Fighter pilots, who experience high Gs when training to evade enemy planes, wear "G-suits
." A G-suit
has air bladders, or pockets, that inflate to squeeze the legs and abdomen so blood doesn't pool.
Dressed in the pilot's G-suit
, the country's first woman Defence Minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot.