https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.facebook.com/FAA/posts/851149951593295&ved=2ahUKEwiFx5jCou_iAhVKxFQKHcTxDOsQFjAQegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw0Rqe1ETqpt7Z8IHNU8t-Tq&cshid=1560731807313The ATSB found that the pilot’s personnel flight helmet struck the internals of the cockpit and based on the extent of damage to the helmet, it probably prevented the pilot receiving a more serious head injury.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-40304283Helmet safety is catching on in the Alaska aviation community. Just three months after a pilot there escaped injury, another pilot has walked away unscathed from a Super Cub crash thanks to his helmet.
"It is possible that the wearing of a suitable helmet would have mitigated injuries sustained by both of the accident crew."
Like this? Armor plate, bullet proof.Don't forget a proper and adequately adjusted headrest. It's not there to rest your head on. It's there's to stop your head flailing back after the 'recoil' from flailing forward and crunching up more of your neck in the other direction.
Thanks, TX. I always wondered what the doctor was probing for there.
__________________________________________________________________________________________One thing to bear in mind is that motorcycle and flight helmets are designed differently, for different kinds of impacts, and are not interchangeable. A flight helmet is lighter, designed to protect your head against single impacts against aircraft structure, whereas a motorcycle helmet protects you against a more drawn out tumble and slide along pavement.