A flight suit is a full body garment, worn while flying aircraft such as military airplanes, gliders and helicopters. These suits are generally made to keep the wearer warm, as well as being practical (plenty of pockets), and durable (including fire retardant). Its appearance is usually similar to a jumpsuit. A military flight suit may also show rank insignia. It is sometimes used as a combat uniform in Close Quarters Battle or Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure situations, for its practicality.
... designed and built a working hard-shell suit, which was used inside vacuum chambers and was the predecessor of space suits used in NASA missions ... Navy Mark IV high-altitude/vacuum suit used for Project Mercury (1961–1963) ... Gemini space suits (1965–1966), there were three main variants developed G3C designed for intra-vehicle use G4C specially designed for EVA and intra-vehicle ...
... in aviation fields if they serve as pilots or flight crew members and other special uniforms are issued to medical and food service personnel ... Aviation uniforms historically include the one-piece flight suit, constructed of flame resistant Nomex fabric, which have been issued in Olive Drab Green or ... The current flight-approved uniform is the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU), which is outwardly similar to the ACU ...
... NASA astronauts have worn one-piece flight suits when in training or on flights in their NASA T-38s ... The current flight suit worn by astronauts is Royal blue, made of Nomex ... the pre-Challenger era, shuttle crews wore light blue flight suits and an altitude helmet during launch/reentry ...
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“It is cowardly to fly from natural duties and take up those that suit our taste or temperament better; but it is also unwise to take an exaggerated view of personal duties, which shuts out the proper care of the mind and body entrusted to us.”
—Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (18421911)
“No Ravens wing can stretch the flight so far
As the torn bandrols of Napoleons war.
Choose then your climate, fix your best abode,
Hell make you deserts and hell bring you blood.
How could you fear a dearth? have not mankind,
Tho slain by millions, millions left behind?
Has not conscription still the power to weild
Her annual faulchion oer the human field?
A faithful harvester!”
—Joel Barlow (17541812)