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By Heather McNevin
FAASTeam Safety Representative 

Fire Resistant Clothing: A Pilot Tool With Function

 

August 1, 2021



Everyone likes having their little toys. I feel, as pilots, we are especially attracted to new toys. The latest iPad mount for the cockpit, new avionics, a better headset, the list goes on. I am guilty of this as well. I have so many books and headsets and flight bags and

kneeboards. However, I did recently add something to my pilot tools that I am oddly excited about: fire resistant clothes. Let me explain my reasoning.

My flying attire has always favored the functional. No sandals, no synthetic fabric, nothing that restricts movement.

But then I got on one of my accident report reading...



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