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Why do pilots wear Nomex gloves?

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Why do pilots wear Nomex gloves?

Nomex gloves offer pilots a combination of fire protection, enhanced grip and dexterity, insulation, and durability, making them a vital part of their flight gear.

1. Fire protection: Nomex gloves are made from flame-resistant material, which provides a layer of protection against fire and heat. In case of an emergency, such as a fire or fuel leak, the gloves can help protect the pilot's hands from burns and injuries.
2. Enhanced grip and dexterity: Nomex gloves are designed to offer a secure grip and allow pilots to maintain precise control over the aircraft's controls and instruments. The gloves have textured surfaces or additional grip materials in critical areas, enabling pilots to handle switches, buttons, and other equipment with ease.
3. Insulation: Nomex gloves provide insulation against extreme temperatures, both hot and cold. This can be particularly important during high-altitude flights or in cold weather conditions, where the gloves help maintain optimal hand temperature and prevent discomfort or numbness.
4. Abrasion resistance: Nomex gloves are durable and resistant to abrasion, which is crucial for pilots who may need to handle rough surfaces or perform tasks that involve contact with equipment or surfaces that could cause wear and tear on regular gloves.

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