Notices
Hangar Talk For non-aviation-related discussion and aviation threads that don't belong elsewhere

Tool of the day

Old 10-16-2018, 10:50 PM
  #10751  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Sep 2015
Posts: 304
Default

Originally Posted by Lawn Boy View Post
And I must say. I think itís funny that some on here are defending this student pilot for his choice in flightwear. But when he shows up for his first flight as a regional FO wearing the jacket in question........

If you're referring to my comments about the Horizon pilots, you've missed my point pretty badly. If a leather jacket is a part of your airline's uniform, well one can hardly fault you for wearing one. My point was that when it's actually cold, as it is in Deadhorse (which is on the Arctic coast) a leather jacket is a really poor choice for keeping your warm.
A Squared is offline  
Old 10-17-2018, 07:56 AM
  #10752  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2015
Posts: 237
Default

Originally Posted by Lawn Boy View Post
And I must say. I think itís funny that some on here are defending this student pilot for his choice in flightwear. But when he shows up for his first flight as a regional FO wearing the jacket in question........
Youíre holding a student pilot and an airline pilot to the same standards?
Grumbletrousers is offline  
Old 10-17-2018, 08:44 PM
  #10753  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,094
Default

Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
If you're referring to my comments about the Horizon pilots, you've missed my point pretty badly. If a leather jacket is a part of your airline's uniform, well one can hardly fault you for wearing one. My point was that when it's actually cold, as it is in Deadhorse (which is on the Arctic coast) a leather jacket is a really poor choice for keeping your warm.
All I wore my first year and a half on the line, including 2 winters, was a leather jacket. Cuts the wind just fine and when combined with a watchcap and gloves I had no problems doing walk-arounds even with night winter turns in Chicago. Yea it got cold waiting for the dang hotel shuttle wearing just the leather jacket but perrone has the option to get the zip-in liner which makes the jacket a bunch warmer.

Plus the leather jacket looks cool. Haters are gonna hate but those guys probably like their airline hats too. Last time I wore a hat like that I was in a squadron busy killing bad people so my association with a uniform hat is more along the lines of killing people, not friendly customer service. There's just something cool and friendly about a pilot in a leather jacket, that is instantly recognizable. If you really insist that your pilot wear a double-breasted coat and wheel cap, some airlines charge about double the ticket price for that level of service. I'd rather look cool and be comfortable, smile all the way to the bank
flensr is offline  
Old 10-17-2018, 09:03 PM
  #10754  
Gets Weekends Off
 
WHACKMASTER's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2010
Position: DOWNGRADE COMPLETE: Thanks Gary. Thanks SWAPA.
Posts: 6,453
Default

Originally Posted by flensr View Post
All I wore my first year and a half on the line, including 2 winters, was a leather jacket. Cuts the wind just fine and when combined with a watchcap and gloves I had no problems doing walk-arounds even with night winter turns in Chicago. Yea it got cold waiting for the dang hotel shuttle wearing just the leather jacket but perrone has the option to get the zip-in liner which makes the jacket a bunch warmer.

Plus the leather jacket looks cool. Haters are gonna hate but those guys probably like their airline hats too. Last time I wore a hat like that I was in a squadron busy killing bad people so my association with a uniform hat is more along the lines of killing people, not friendly customer service. There's just something cool and friendly about a pilot in a leather jacket, that is instantly recognizable. If you really insist that your pilot wear a double-breasted coat and wheel cap, some airlines charge about double the ticket price for that level of service. I'd rather look cool and be comfortable, smile all the way to the bank
ďCoolĒ is a matter of perspective I suppose. You can keep looking cool in the silly leather jacket. Iíll keep looking classy and professional in my blazer.
WHACKMASTER is offline  
Old 10-17-2018, 11:07 PM
  #10755  
Ready to strike!
 
at6d's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2015
Position: B737
Posts: 3,537
Default

Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
Iíll keep looking classy and professional in my blazer.

So you're the guy! That hat looks snazzy too.
at6d is offline  
Old 10-18-2018, 12:51 AM
  #10756  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2018
Posts: 2,873
Default

Wow pilots are so lame.
m3113n1a1 is offline  
Old 10-18-2018, 01:22 AM
  #10757  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2016
Posts: 259
Default

Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
ďCoolĒ is a matter of perspective I suppose. You can keep looking cool in the silly leather jacket. Iíll keep looking classy and professional in my blazer.
Itís a jacket, dude... Nothing more. Most airlines authorize it. SWA rocks the north face jacket, Alaska has that weird brown thing, and most companies still authorize the leather. Why complain? How does this affect your day to day operations? As Iíve seen, there are plenty of trashy d-bags that look like crap in the blazer. The last United guy I jumpseated with looked like a bag full of smashed a33holes in his 20 year-old, weathered jacket. Just saying. There are better things we can fight about.

If you want to judge, mock us JetBlue pilots and our blue overcoats. Talk about a clown show.

Last edited by SideFlare; 10-18-2018 at 01:45 AM.
SideFlare is offline  
Old 10-18-2018, 02:28 AM
  #10758  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,288
Default

Originally Posted by SideFlare View Post
Itís a jacket, dude... Nothing more. Most airlines authorize it. SWA rocks the north face jacket, Alaska has that weird brown thing, and most companies still authorize the leather. Why complain? How does this affect your day to day operations? As Iíve seen, there are plenty of trashy d-bags that look like crap in the blazer. The last United guy I jumpseated with looked like a bag full of smashed a33holes in his 20 year-old, weathered jacket. Just saying. There are better things we can fight about.

If you want to judge, mock us JetBlue pilots and our blue overcoats. Talk about a clown show.
I'll say this, on the crj I hate when people have the leather jacket. It filled up our tiny joke of a closet and I'm left hanging my blazer in a pile in the corner.

Plus when I first came to this airline the leather jacket guys were the same as the hat guys and it wasn't a good thing.
FlyyGuyy is offline  
Old 10-18-2018, 02:34 AM
  #10759  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Apr 2016
Posts: 259
Default

Originally Posted by FlyyGuyy View Post
I'll say this, on the crj I hate when people have the leather jacket. It filled up our tiny joke of a closet and I'm left hanging my blazer in a pile in the corner.

Plus when I first came to this airline the leather jacket guys were the same as the hat guys and it wasn't a good thing.
The leather makes sense on the Airbus. The coat we are supposed to wear doesnít. Honestly, who cares what jacket you wear, RJ or not. This is a ridiculous argument. Coming from an aircraft that is far smaller than my current one, the size difference is negligible. Plenty of space on either side to fit everything, even in the CRJ 200. The Jacket does not make the tool, the tool makes the jacket.

Last edited by SideFlare; 10-18-2018 at 03:01 AM.
SideFlare is offline  
Old 10-18-2018, 06:32 AM
  #10760  
Banned
 
Joined APC: Jun 2018
Posts: 126
Default

The guy in his black jeep nearly going on two wheels as he cut me off turning into Jetblue University a few days ago. Embry-Riddle license plate, ray bans and blasting top gun soundtrack for all to hear.
Forget coats and earbuds. This one tops them all..
lowcountryflyer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Elvis90
Military
2
11-11-2010 10:25 AM
meloveboeing
Regional
5
10-02-2010 08:47 AM
kc135driver
United
119
08-24-2010 09:30 AM
exerauflyboy5
Flight Schools and Training
15
02-18-2009 09:29 PM
Busdriver
JetBlue
70
01-16-2006 11:32 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Your Privacy Choices