G-suit


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G-suit

(je-sut)
A coverall-type garment designed for use by aviators. It contains compartments that inflate and bring pressure on the legs and abdomen to prevent blood from pooling there. In aviators this helps to prevent unconsciousness caused by positive acceleration with resulting pooling of blood in the lower extremities. The suit has been used in medicine to treat postural hypotension.
See: antishock garment; MAST
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I thought to myself, flying with the full-coverage G-suit feels natural.
As we ``pulled Gs,'' the plane pumped air into the bladders of my G-suit, squeezing my legs and lower stomach to restrict the blood flow.
Huge G-force - gravitational pull - was draining blood from their heads and swelling their feet, and the pilots' ordinary G-suits did not work properly in the new plane.
With full flight gear, including G-suit and harness, I was ready to walk to the plane with my instructor pilot.
Later, the COAS clad in the G-Suit of PAF Pilot, co-piloted the F-16 aircraft and took an aerial view of ground situation in the Operation area.
The person sprinting toward the F-15 isn't dressed in flight gear (no G-suit, survival vest or helmet), nor is any of this gear visible on or near the aircraft.
Check the G-suit connection in the cockpit and perform ops test.
There are about 90 items of flight gear that Ridling maintains, including the parachute, torso harness, seat pan, G-suit and helmet.
Test Pilot School students tested a G-suit that used liquid instead of air pressure to keep a pilots' blood from pooling in his extremities during extreme maneuvers.
While the airframe is capable of pulling multiple Gs - the gravitational force exerted on a body when standing on the Earth at sea level - the maxim safe level for a pilot, even when wearing a protective G-suit, is 8 or 9, above which they will lose consciousness.