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Old January 2nd 05, 09:33 AM
RobsSanta
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Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?

Rob


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Old January 2nd 05, 12:22 PM
Bob Noel
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In article [email protected],
"RobsSanta" wrote:

Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?


anything suitable for driving would be fine for flying most aircraft.

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Bob Noel
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Old January 2nd 05, 12:26 PM
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The only gloves I've ever found that give me any digital dexterity are
a $10 pair of fleece. I appreciate that they would be awful in a fire,
but they are warm enough for any flying I do (we can't rent the Cubs
unless the air temp is 20 degrees F or higher) and I can tune the
radio with them etc.

Earlier I tried fingerless Ragg gloves (my fingers froze) and a thin
but insualted pair of leather driving gloves (my fingers got cold and
I couldn't tune the radio).

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Old January 2nd 05, 05:50 PM
BTIZ
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when I was flying cubs.. when it got chilly I used my summer weight
motorcycle gloves..
BT

"Cub Driver" wrote in message
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The only gloves I've ever found that give me any digital dexterity are
a $10 pair of fleece. I appreciate that they would be awful in a fire,
but they are warm enough for any flying I do (we can't rent the Cubs
unless the air temp is 20 degrees F or higher) and I can tune the
radio with them etc.

Earlier I tried fingerless Ragg gloves (my fingers froze) and a thin
but insualted pair of leather driving gloves (my fingers got cold and
I couldn't tune the radio).



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Old January 2nd 05, 01:21 PM
Frankster
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I don't use gloves for flying, but, I do for riding my motorcycle, where
warmth and dexterity are required. I have found, over the years, that the
best gloves for me are "batters gloves". Sold at most sporting goods
stores. They usually are made of a combination of very thin leather uppers
and grip areas with fabric elsewhere. Usually they have tiny air holes in
the leather for breathing. All in all, a good mix of comfort, warmth and
dexterity. Oh... and the price is right... usually about $10-$15 a pair.

-Frank

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Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .

Any suggestions ?

Rob




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Old January 2nd 05, 02:07 PM
Jay Honeck
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Any suggestions ?

Personally, I like the cloth gloves with zillions of little rubberized
"dots" on the palms and fingers. They allow sufficient dexterity without
sealing your hands into a sweaty, airtight glove.

Of course, they come off within minutes of takeoff, thanks to Mr. Piper's
awesome heater...

;-)
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Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


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Old January 2nd 05, 03:29 PM
Helen Woods
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I use the nomex ones for work. We get them from:

http://www.flightsuits.com/

They aren't the warmest things in the world, but they do maintain dexterity.

You might try layering some wool fingerless gloves on top if it gets
really cold.

Word of warning on Nomex from ebay - depending upon how the previous
owner warshed and cared for the product, it may have lost its fire
resistancy.

Helen
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Old January 2nd 05, 05:55 PM
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Got this from the Dupont Nomex website:
http://www.dupont.com/nomex/europe/p...ial/index.html

"In fibre form, NOMEX® is the brand name for a family of high
temperature-resistant, flame-resistant fibres invented and produced by
DuPont. The high level of protection synonymous with NOMEX® fibres is
engineered into their molecular structure. It does not come from chemical
treatment. This means that the heat and flame resistance of garments made of
NOMEX® is inherent and permanent, and does not wear or wash out. You can
count on the protective performance of NOMEX® to last the life of a
garment."

Rob, it depends on what you want the gloves for. I wear them all the time
when I'm flying the Pitts, for grip and fire protection, but don't tend to
wear them when flying the Taylorcraft. If it's just grip, and pair of tight
fitting and thin gloves should work fine. I've flown with white leather RAF
gloves and have just switched, thanks to Santa, to USAF Nomex (from
Flightsuits.com). Neither of them are much good in the cold but they do cut
the drafts in the cockpit and give good grip. If you're interested in the
Nomex style, you might as well get a new pair from Flightsuits or wherever.
I wouldn't bother with a used pair off E-bay - they're not that expensive
brand new.

Hope that helps.
Shawn


"Helen Woods" wrote in message
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I use the nomex ones for work. We get them from:

http://www.flightsuits.com/

They aren't the warmest things in the world, but they do maintain
dexterity.

You might try layering some wool fingerless gloves on top if it gets
really cold.

Word of warning on Nomex from ebay - depending upon how the previous owner
warshed and cared for the product, it may have lost its fire resistancy.

Helen



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Old January 2nd 05, 04:10 PM
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Look at the online outdoor outfitters websites or visit a nearby
backpacking store. Look for glove liners and shells. This will give you
a two-part system to play with. The liners will be fleece or
polypropolene (sic) and the shells may be leather or combination of
synthetics which will give you waterproof/windproof protection.
Use the shells for preflighting and remove them and use the liners for
cabin tasks. The thin polypro liners fit like a second skin and will
keep your hands warm and give you the dexterity you need.

RobsSanta wrote:
Looking for suggestions for a good pair of gloves that could be used for
flying. I have seen these NoMex gloves a lot on eBay but haven't decided
yet .
Any suggestions ?


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Old January 13th 05, 10:14 PM
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From: john smith

all good info--I like the Air Force Nomex gloves myself. IT's hard to claw
your way out of a wreck if your hands are on fire.----Mac
 




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