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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10130 times:

Holding a Private Pilots License with a Multi Engine rating, are you eligible to wear a single strip Epaulettes?

Any help would be appreciated!


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User currently offlineFreon From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10111 times:

AFAIK, GA pilot attire isn't regulated by the military, so it doesn't really matter. You can wear four-gold-stripe epaulets and nobody will know (or care).

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10108 times:

You can wear as many as you like, as Captain (P1) of your aircraft you are perfectly entitled you wear 4 bars.

My opinion though: avoid them at all costs. When you fly Dash 8s or 737s you can wear what your airline gives you - 2 or 3 stripes usually.

A PPL going out to his C152 with stripes on just gets laughed at....

Honestly, take advantage of flying without them, when you are forced to wear them every day it soon gets awfully boring.....



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10100 times:

You can wear four-gold-stripe epaulets and nobody will know (or care).

...but they might think you're a moron. Some people get really weird about false display of rank, as if you're taking something that they worked extremely hard to earn. I can understand that to some degree.

On a side note, I believe it's a crime in the US to wear military insignia you didn't earn?



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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10097 times:

I wouldn't be flying with them, heck your right, that would be really embarrassing.
Just to do with family members, had a lot of people not believe in me, and well, I showed them, Just want to put on a Uniform and pay them all a visit.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-04-25 03:53:07]


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10087 times:

A PPL going out to his C152 with stripes on just gets laughed at....


I can vouch for this fact...


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10064 times:

"Just want to put on a Uniform and pay them all a visit"

Heck do it! I walk round Tescos after a flight in my uniform, but my partner (who has no flying experience apart from as a passenger) could wear my uniform completely legally and also walk round Tescos in it.

When you finally earn it and are forced to fly in it every time, you will soon tire of the uniform.

The general public, however, never do. It elicits stares, questions and some form of respect everywhere you go.

Any pilot who tells you he/she hates the attention and questions the uniform attracts away from the aircraft and airport is a liar - we all love it!



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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10045 times:

haha excellent thanks a lot Rick767  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Wish I Could take some photos of when my family does see me, you'll be suprised how far jaws drop  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10026 times:

but in all seriousness, 1 stripe is for students, 2 is for private pilots, 3 for commercial pilots, a 4 for atps correct?


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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10015 times:

yea I'd still like to know that to  Smile thanks Cancidas


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10001 times:

I don't believe there's a stripe system for GA flyers...in the airlines its usually:

2 stripes - Flight Engineer (where applicable) (does a Relief F/O use 2 or 3)
3 stripes - First Officer
4 stripes - Captain

Greg



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User currently offlineFreon From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9958 times:

USAFHummer is correct (in most cases anyway). There really isn't an official system for GA or commercial. As for GA, just wear the uniform for Angel flights and to impress family  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. Commercial airline use of epaulets for showing seniority is at their discretion.

User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9951 times:

You can wear four-gold-stripe epaulets and nobody will know (or care).

...but they might think you're a moron. Some people get really weird about false display of rank, as if you're taking something that they worked extremely hard to earn. I can understand that to some degree.

On a side note, I believe it's a crime in the US to wear military insignia you didn't earn?

yea its true that impersonating an officer is a crime in the military but a captains double bars in the u.s. airforce is alot different than a captains four stripes in the civilian field. as for me i have to wear these shoulder insignias for my rank its a single diagonal stripe on the strip



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User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1165 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9885 times:

if you want to "Look" like a pilot.. not be thought of as 2 much of a dork and be practical get a nomex flight suit.. i always flew in one of them after reading about a GA accident that the pilot had on nomex only cuzz it was nasty out and he threw it on over his clothes for warmth... its practical and comfortable

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