Friday, November 5, 2010

Flight Suit Friday

Being a relatively new Flight Test Engineer, I have been learning a lot. Not just about stripcharts, handling qualities and helicopters, but also about flight gear, writing fast, and fitting all of my D-crap in my flight suit. It's proving to be an interesting problem.

Usually, I ask the guys for advice. Yes, even when it comes to flight suits. Unfortunately [or maybe fortunately] none of them have Diabetes. And unfortunately Diabetes does not travel light. Here is a graphic of my current "spots" for everything...

 As you may have noticed, I do not currently have a spot for the Pump. He hides out in his usual spot (the bra) even while the rest of me is encased in said, flight suit. This makes it extremely difficult to bolus or administer a correction (because honestly, I am in the flight suit a lot more than just "during the flight"). I'm contemplating creating a tubing hole into one of the pockets for easier access. What do you guys think?

Oh, and here is the flight suit actually on, before my first flight ever!! I sent this pic to my mom, I was so proud I had finally made it!