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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The compressed air is released to drive the front wheels, power the Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo active aero panels and pressurize the driver's G-suit in the Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo X.
But I did keep the bag tucked at the top of my G-suit -- just in case.
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Hisnormal habit was to remove his wallet from his flight suit's left thigh pocket, don his G-suit, place the wallet in a G-suit pocket, and then put on the rest of his flight gear.
The green G-suit, fitted with inflated pressure pads to combat violent downward movement of the blood, was designed to stop every drop in my veins from rushing to my stomach, then my toes.
A spokesman said: "The Eurofighter doesn't enter service until next year and the final design of the new G-suit will have the socks incorporated into the boots.
My favourite was Top Gun: Fire At Will (originally developed by MicroProse) in which you don the imaginary helmet and G-suit for a series of missions in an F-14 Tomcat.
A G-suit has air bladders, or pockets, that inflate to squeeze the legs and abdomen so blood doesn't pool.