New Type-C flying helmets

Profile picture for user Black Knight

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 1,878

I’ve noticed afew pilots wearing type c helmets that look brand new. Can anyone confirm if this is true? Where would they get them from?
Original post

Member for

4 years 11 months

Posts: 145

I know there is a company/individual who did make new B and C type helmets to order, so maybe those.
Profile picture for user RAFRochford

Member for

13 years 8 months

Posts: 910

Is Sefton Clothing still going? I'm sure Steve made replicas of B and C type helmets.
Profile picture for user Black Knight

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 1,878

I did have Steves number years ago as he sorted a helmet out or a friend. I never asked if he made new ones. Certainly haven't heard him mentioned for afew years now.
Profile picture for user Black Knight

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 1,878

You're not thinking of the hard leather helmets by Campbell Aero? http://www.campbellaeroclassics.com/
Nope they're common. These are proper type-c's.

Member for

4 years 11 months

Posts: 145

Steve did some excellent repair work for me a few years ago now, but I had heard he had scaled back now and mostly focused on film/tv work. His replica helmets and oxygen masks creep up on ebay now and again.

Member for

5 years 11 months

Posts: 14

Good luck if you have a bonk on the head in a C type. It was nice to see pilots wearing something a bit more substantial that the DC cloth helmet or the leather and hardshell Campbell at Duxford recently.

Member for

13 years

Posts: 8,824

Good luck if you have a bonk on the head in a C type. It was nice to see pilots wearing something a bit more substantial that the DC cloth helmet or the leather and hardshell Campbell at Duxford recently.
Ahh yes but it will keep all the mush in one place and make it easier to clean up. ;)
Profile picture for user The Blue Max

Member for

14 years 6 months

Posts: 2,104

Good luck if you have a bonk on the head in a C type. It was nice to see pilots wearing something a bit more substantial that the DC cloth helmet or the leather and hardshell Campbell at Duxford recently. I agree, all very well to look nice and original but it offers no protection in the event of an incident.
Profile picture for user flitzerfalke

Member for

11 years 2 months

Posts: 43

Stephen Silburn Sephton Clothing Co. 9 White Horse Road East Bergholt Colchester Essex CO7 6TU 01206 298034