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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Nomex suits & heat


Thread: Nomex suits & heat

Message: Nomex suits & heat

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From: "Flint, Cris" <Cris.Flint at>

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 18:12:45 UTC


There has been lots of smack about how hot the nomex suits are at contests. 
 I wear a royal blue military spec suit, and yes, it is hot.  The ramp at 
Paso Robles last year reached 115 degrees F!  My solution has been to put 
the thing on 5 minutes before my flight, fly the sequence, and take it off. 
 The military-type suits zip all the way down, and once you get your engine 
running, you have instant air conditioning anyway.

At least at the California contests, staying hydrated is always stressed, 
and plenty of water and other liquids are always readily available.  A 
little more sweat is a small price to pay in my book.


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