A-10 helmets keep pilots connected
1st Lt. Anton King, 75th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a photo wearing an HGU-55/P helmet fitted with Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker and day visor Feb. 11, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The helmet provides A-10C Thunderbolt II pilots a central interface for everything they need, from oxygen supply to communications to flight instruments. One such instrument is the HObIT, which allows pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing system for more accurate weapons delivery. Depending on the time of flight, the HObIT may be fitted with a day visor to protect the pilot's eyes from the sun or a night vision goggle bracket. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)