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I prefered to wear a flightsuit. Thankfully I never got to wear one with the flaming chicken on it. I was contract, and they wouldn't give me one. They wanted me to buy it. With what they were paying, I said no durn way !!! I picked up a 40 buck one at a surplus store, it was pre-worn and still outlasted the ones the fulltimers got. :D Flightsuits keep the washing loads smaller. Wore shorts, and a t-shirt underneath, and was still decently cool. Even had a nice nomex one suplied to me by an employer. It even fits nicely too.

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Bubbleboy,

I have had comments when wearing flight suits that suggest it is important for some people to differentiate between flight crew and maintenance.

Please explain to me what exactly this means and why it would be important for anyone to differentiate between pilots and engineers. :o

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I don't know what they should look like.......good question. Between big watches, wallets and egos who knows what they should look like. It's bad enough that some use a "47" bubbles as a helmet cause nothing else would fit. One would not want to look like an engineer because they make squat for money and buy all their clothes at Value Village and stay in hostles.

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Jetbox: No worries. I don't know if I can explain exactly what that means, but here goes. :D The way I interpreted those comments was that some people like to to see a pilot dressed like a pilot - whatever that means. I guess that's why I asked the question. ;)

 

It doesn't matter to me, I like to wear whatever is comfortable and appropriate for the moment. As I mentioned earlier, my current "flightsuit" is a pair of functional bib overalls - something allot of maintenance guys wear. Other than my over-sized head, an outsider might not be able to tell that I was a pilot. :D:rolleyes:

 

Actually, now that I think about it that comment was made to me by an engineer back in the days when I was wearing the navy blue "jumpsuit", and the engineer was working for a different company. He was saying how professional it looked for a pilot to be wearing a flightsuit as his pilot looked more like a biker.

 

Another company I worked for used to give pilots and engineers the exact same type of coveralls - worked for me. They were free!! :up:

 

I don't think it's important for us to differentiate between the two, but it might be hard to find an engineer willing to wear a flightsuit. :lol:

 

Cheers

bb

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...a wide gaudy OKie Tie no less :D ...

When I was working for CHWs Logging division, I found a box of those ties. 100% polyester, survival ties, I am sure they would have lit up a pretty good bonfire.

 

Wonder how much I could get on eBay?

 

RH

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O.K, I've composed myself after a serious laughing jag....

 

ummmmmmm.......ahhhhhhhhhhh........ummmmm.....let's see...

 

Nope, don't quite know what to say about that one..... :huh:

 

The only real problem I can foresee is the possibility of the gown getting caught up in the pedals. :D:D

 

SBTSB

 

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