blackbird224 wrote:He also told me that if a private pilot or cadet walks out on the ramp to the Cessna 172, wearing a full uniform with four stripes on their shoulder, that they'll be met with nothing but laughs from other people. That, I can understand.
How can you determine that it's not a 747 captain communting to work with his private Cessna to board his 747 at the destination airport/town?
Dalmd88 wrote:They are flight academy cadets. Most likely they are required to wear a uniform. It's just like Air Force pilots wearing flight suits and gloves to begin training in a 172.
If a 747 captain was found to be flying immediately prior to a flight, it would not be a great career move if they later had an incident.
Where I work they will show you the door if you commute and not have the same pre-flight rest as if it was a rostered duty. For example if the airline cannot position a captain as a passenger immediately prior to a flight, you should not be doing that in your own time either as a passenger or flying a private aircraft.
Max Q wrote:Another good reason to wear a uniform and four stripes for any GA
pilot is operating south of the border and / or undeveloped countries, local officials are likely to be more cooperative!
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