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    Quote Originally Posted by flankerpilot View Post



    Orange flight suits? Is this something peculiar to a testing establishment? I've seen IAF pilots in both green and blue flight gear, but never in orange.

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    The Orange Suits are for Maritime Missions .. obviously this Pilot and this SQN are a part of the IAF's Maritime Operations

    The Orange Color is For visual Aid In case of SAR


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    @ Vaman , must you post pictures of that "president" ?

    She is an embarrasement to this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fulcrum_shift View Post
    The Orange Suits are for Maritime Missions .. obviously this Pilot and this SQN are a part of the IAF's Maritime Operations

    The Orange Color is For visual Aid In case of SAR

    That's interesting. Not even the USN or US Coast Guard do that...perhaps it's because if you somehow get shot down over land that orange suit is going to stick out a wee bit.

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    Cockpit of Indian LCA (Tejas) jet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panchito12 View Post
    That's interesting. Not even the USN or US Coast Guard do that...perhaps it's because if you somehow get shot down over land that orange suit is going to stick out a wee bit.
    Have u watched top gun ??.. You can clearly See when F-14 Driver parachutes into the Water his Flight suit dissolves some chemical into the Water which gives a Phosphorous Glow in the Water .. i think the US NAVY | CG use that ..

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    come on guys....orange flight suit are test pilot...what the heck is this ' Orange Color is For visual Aid In case of SAR ' you guys wrote.

















    [*******lemonchiffon]im joking only...if its a VMSK-4 Russian Naval Flight Suit then it probably pilot protection system as it contains a number of partial pressure (G-suit) components and it also acts as a dry-suit in case the pilot ejects into the cold waters of the North or Barents Seas....and yeah thats why its orange[/COLOR]
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    The orange flight suit was seen worn by LCA TACDE pilots also. I doubt it has to do with naval ops

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    Since this is a picture thread , enough talk and more candy




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    Quote Originally Posted by fulcrum_shift View Post
    Have u watched top gun ??.. You can clearly See when F-14 Driver parachutes into the Water his Flight suit dissolves some chemical into the Water which gives a Phosphorous Glow in the Water .. i think the US NAVY | CG use that ..
    Yes I watched Top Gun, and I was a USN officer. The phosphorous glow is a chemical dye from a pack that is attached to their life vest. Nevertheless the most important part of their survival gear (apart from the flotation devices) is their helmet. Notice that USN helmets dont' have any crazy colorful markings anymore, nor are they gray or camouflaged. USN helmets are completely covered with white reflectant tape. Why? CAUSE IT REFLECTS. Don't forget that the only part of the pilot that a rescuer can see is the head, the rest of the body is underwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flankerpilot View Post
    @ Vaman , must you post pictures of that "president" ?

    She is an embarrasement to this country.
    I agree with you but still she is the President, the supreme commander of the armed forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMAN View Post
    I agree with you but still she is the President, the supreme commander of the armed forces.
    [*******black][FONT=Verdana]Yeah unfortunately that is true........ Anyways letís drop the topic 'Madam Presidentí...... As this is a very sensitive topic regarding nationís pride..... [/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggk View Post
    come on guys....orange flight suit are test pilot...what the heck is this ' Orange Color is For visual Aid In case of SAR ' you guys wrote.

















    [*******lemonchiffon]im joking only...if its a VMSK-4 Russian Naval Flight Suit then it probably pilot protection system as it contains a number of partial pressure (G-suit) components and it also acts as a dry-suit in case the pilot ejects into the cold waters of the North or Barents Seas....and yeah thats why its orange[/COLOR]
    Clearly this MKI driver is not wearing the [*******black]VMSK-4 Russian Naval Flight Suit[/COLOR]




    and some more IAF's "orange flight suits " ... i am convinced that these suits may not have the features of the VMSK-4 ..but only to signify that the Pilot is Qualified for Maritime ops









    if u want u can check this video at 7:35 the Mi-8 pilot uses the same flight suit and also the The Entire Chopper is Painted RED\Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panchito12 View Post
    Yes I watched Top Gun, and I was a USN officer. The phosphorous glow is a chemical dye from a pack that is attached to their life vest. Nevertheless the most important part of their survival gear (apart from the flotation devices) is their helmet. Notice that USN helmets dont' have any crazy colorful markings anymore, nor are they gray or camouflaged. USN helmets are completely covered with white reflectant tape. Why? CAUSE IT REFLECTS. Don't forget that the only part of the pilot that a rescuer can see is the head, the rest of the body is underwater.
    very useful info ! thanks

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    Also in my Post u can see that in the 2nd and 3rd Pic ... first the Orange Guy is in the front and then moves back ... i am supposing the Orange Guy is a Qualified Maritime flier and the other a rookie

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