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September 16, 2021

New DOI/USFS Aviation Helmets Standard For Air Tractor Aircraft

Models AT-504, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A Included

There is a new flight helmet standard in place for pilots of Air Tractor models AT-504, AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A, which has been recently approved by the FAA. While the FAA does not require a helmet for other Air Tractor models, Air Tractor strongly recommends that pilots of all its aircraft wear an appropriate flight helmet, including helmets tested to the new DOI/USFS standard. In 2017, the OAS determined that while Mil-Spec and DOT aviation helmet specification standards have existed for some time, no government regulatory agencies had provided a civilian aviation helmet specification standard. 

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