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Firm looks to improve on pilot piddle pack
Firm looks to improve on pilot piddle pack
By Wilson Ring - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday May 13, 2008 6:39:08 EDT

MILTON, Vt. Its a dilemma as old as manned flight: When you gotta go, how do you go?

For fighter pilots zooming through the sky at 500 miles an hour, there are no rest areas.

But now, a Vermont company has come up with a 21st-century solution that replaces unwieldy piddle packs and painful waits with a system that pilots can use without unstrapping themselves from their seats.

Pilots have many responsibilities during a mission, maintaining their sights, monitoring fuel, navigating the aircraft and monitoring their weapons systems and they gotta go so bad they can hardly think, said Mark Harvie, president of Omni Medical Inc. This takes care of that problem for them, he said.

The system, called the Advanced Mission Extender Device, uses special underwear equipped with a hose linked to a pump the size of a paperback book that drains urine into a collection bag.

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