#2094: DroneDome

Fighter pilots have a tonne of gear to support on their helmets these days.

It’s even thought that helmet movements, which are sensed and used to place head-up information in front of a pilot, might be used to control UAVs.

Today’s invention is to turn the helmet itself into a drone within the cockpit.

This would have a number of external air jets attached and controlled so as to unweight this system from the pilot’s head.

The effect would be to lower the neck stresses caused by the very high accelerations of tight cornering in 3D and thus allow pilots to concentrate for longer with less fatigue.

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