Last year, after seeing this photo of airplane passengers in a depressurized cabin incorrectly wearing their drop-down oxygen masks…
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…we debated whether design was to blame, or not.
In any case, pilots, unsurprisingly, do not get the rinky-dink Dixie-cup masks that the passengers do. Fine by me if the pilot’s mask is way more expensive–I want the guy or gal flying the plane to be able to get it on quickly and easily. Check out this fancy mask worn by Corporate Eagle pilots:
Note that the pilot can get it on one-handed, and the “Alien face-hugger” feature is pretty darn cool.