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Old 01-10-2007, 04:43 PM   #1  
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Default Give a nod program

I stole this idea from another site.
Basically its this:
EVERYONE wearing the pilot uniform went
through his/her hell to get there.
Some went military some went civ.

Either way you went ........you made it here.

So lets give this a try....

1) respect the uniform and the person wearing it.
2) give notice to the other aviation professional
walking the other way.

Forget about who they are employed by or their
other differences.

Just give a little notice to ALL the AVIATION PILOTS you see.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:53 PM   #2  
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It's funny noticing other pilot reactions as you're about to pass them in the terminals. They're thinking, Is he looking at me? If he does, do I nod, smile, or tip my head? Then, some act like they don't even see you and look straight ahead without a blink. But, oh, they know you're there alright

In the past Delta pilots were the ones with their noses in the air, but I've noticed recently they're no diff from our Southwest friends. The shared difficulties these past years have leveled a lot of high ego's.
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I stole this idea from another site.


good idea Pabs!
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:49 PM   #4  
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1) respect the uniform and the person wearing it.
2) give notice to the other aviation professional
walking the other way.
You should steal more great ideas like this.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:53 PM   #5  
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In the past Delta pilots were the ones with their noses in the air, but I've noticed recently they're no diff from our Southwest friends. The shared difficulties these past years have leveled a lot of high ego's.
Not taking sides, dude, but the Delta guys always treated me the best whenever I rode with them. I've jump seated on just about everyone except jet blue and UPS. I've had some pretty BAD experiences. You can't pigeon hole Delta guys into the "noses in the air" crowd. If you do, thats YOUR experience, not mine.

I'm not going to sling snot, but ALL AIRLINES have those guys and SOME airlines have them more than others. I'm all for the give a nod program. Will it work? Hell no. I'll omit the company and tell you what one instructor told me about our Parent company: They just assume look at the paint peeling on the wall as they pass you then to look at you and say good morning. He was 60 ish and he was right. Novel idea, though.

Tom

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:57 AM   #6  
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In the past Delta pilots were the ones with their noses in the air, but I've noticed recently they're no diff from our Southwest friends. The shared difficulties these past years have leveled a lot of high ego's.

I've been flying for Delta for 20 years. I've never looked down on any other pilot, and I've seen very, very few other Delta pilots do that. Maybe your insecurity over your own status caused you to perceive something that wasn't there.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:31 AM   #7  
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I've always found Delta guys friendly.

I used to do an experiment with my crews when passing through Houston (we are Newark). We would make a point to make eye contact and say hi to every pilot we saw. The only ones who responded were other Newark guys passing through like us! This was at Continental Express, but it did apply to the few Continental guys we saw.

Doing this in Newark got a mixed response. I'd say about 50%+ responded back to us. I don't know what this means, but it was interesting.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:58 AM   #8  
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I've rarely been ignored by another pilot of any airline. To get a nod, a smile, or a hello from one of our own F/As, however, is a different story.
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Old 01-11-2007, 12:52 PM   #9  
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I flew for Delta for almost 30 years and can`t remember ever being ignored by any other pilots from any airline. I will say this however..American Air Lines flight attendants kept their collective noses in the air. I`ve not a clue as to what they were taught at their "stew schools", but quite a few had that attitude. Don`t know if it was every pilot from every airline or not.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:40 PM   #10  
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I'm all for the nod idea even though I'm rarely in the terminal.

One of the most impressive things I have ever seen is one of our MD11 Capts carry the bags of a brand-spanking-new hire from Pinnacle who had just completed training and was jumpseating home.
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