Pilot Flight Suit
The Flight Suit is a special form of clothing worn by Fighter Pilots for protection or life support in inhospitable environments.
The Flight Suit worn by Fighter Pilots and Combat Shuttle crews is a variation on the standard EVA Suit. As Starfleet Fighters have Life Support Systems, the Flight Suit is made of a thinner and more lightweight material, while also remaining fully sealed should the pilot be exposed to vacuum or hazardous atmospheric conditions. However, the Flight Suit does not offer the same level of protection as a full EVA Suit.
The Jumpsuit is a single-piece garment made of a light and comfortable material not unlike that used in older Environment Suits. It fastens with a front zipper and magnetic seals to connect with the wearer’s boots, gloves and helmet. The suit features self-sealing technology, preventing decompression if punctured, and can be easily patched with spare material or simple Engineering Tape should a puncture or tear not seal fully.
The suit has many zippered pockets for equipment, tools or gadgets; though these are not always accessible during flight or when webbing is being worn.
Over the Jumpsuit, the pilot usually wears some form of Webbing with Equipment Pouches. The webbing also acts as light body armour, useful for absorbing minor Phaser strikes or stopping flying debris. The pouches can store a variety of essentials such as repair equipment, PADDs or Emergency Rations.
Gloves and Boots
The Boots worn by pilots are near-identical to those worn by Marines. Rugged and hard-wearing, they are proofed against vacuum. The Pilot’s Gloves are made of the same material as the Jumpsuit, and can be sealed inside or over the sleeves depending on pilot’s preferences.
The Helmet worn by Pilots is made of a hard-wearing composite, providing protection for the pilot’s head, and includes Communications Equipment and the Helmet-Mounted Display.
Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD)
The Helmet Mounted Display projects crucial data and information directly onto the pilot’s visor, rather than a Heads Up Display or Instruments on the control board. The HMD can be used to detect and target vessels, monitor fuel and weapons reserves, display speed and heading, or a mixture of all three.
The HMD is often used most often in combat situations, where a pilot must keep looking in different directions for threats, and not simply focus on a single sensor screen.
The Oxygen Mask seals the front portion of the Helmet against the bottom portion of the helmet, and fits snugly against the pilot’s face. The Mask provides a direct flow of air to the pilot, and is recommended to be worn at all times, though pilots usually disregard this when not in combat. The Mask also incorporates a Microphone connected to the ship’s Communications Array.
Sidearm (Not Displayed)
Most pilots are issued a P-1 pistol when deployed on combat operations. Though this weapon is rarely needed, it is either worn in a holster on the pilot’s thigh, or in a shoulder holster depending on pilot preference. Spare ammunition is stored in the holster, though extra ammunition can be placed in the equipment pouches as required.