US Navy flight gear (continued)

Again, Boris Aguilar provided the description of the flight gear worn by CVW-11 during my visit to USS Nimitz:

Pilot and NFO in the cockpit of this F-18F from VFA-41 Black Aces. They are equipped with different helmet setups, the pilot wearing a JHMCS helmet with an MBU-16/P oxygen mask, and the NFO possibly an HGU-68/P helmet with an MBU-23/ P oxygen mask. The mounting bracket used to connect the NVG (night vision goggles) to the helmet, can be seen just above the corner of the black leather panel of the helmet worn by the NFO.

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