Bill McCarthy wrote:In which case - if you both end up getting drenched in fuel and there is a woof, you'll still end up getting toasted. The suit does not prevent fuel burn.
I would really be interested in just how useful you think your post is in this very interesting discussion?
Because the justification from the previous poster was that they would want to wear nomex because of the fuel tank position of their aircraft.
Bill's post highlighted the large hole in that logic.
I don't know if Bill thinks it was a useful post - but I do!
This was yet another incident in which nomex might
have helped. However it didn't.
There is lots of speculation of "might". Little evidence that it has.
As I said in an earlier post, if you are in the air, nomex might give you a few seconds extra to bail out. If you aren't wearing a parachute, that wont help you much. Therefore there is no point to wearing it, unless you like the pockets or want to keep other clothes clean.