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Old 14th Dec 2004, 13:16
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The DJ Pilots' uniform discussion has done these rounds...use the 'search' function and dig up an old thread today!

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Old 16th Dec 2004, 10:16
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Surely some of the posts to this thread are a windup. Safety aside, why should a low cost airline demand different dress standards to a low cost bus. While it seems a few of the "professionals" on this thread see themselves as something special (and they may well be), at the end of the day you are hauling bodies from one place to another.

If you REALLY think about it, does anyone who is not a "real" pilot think the typical pilot dress actually looks good?
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Old 16th Dec 2004, 18:31
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As I said, it may have changed everywhere recently.

But it was how I said at the Airlines I am familiar with, from the 1960s until at least the 1990s.

I always thought it was stupid, but that is how it was.
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Old 17th Dec 2004, 02:14
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I agree that the VB uniform lacks the professional look but I disagree with the point that they look like Australian Customs.

That look is reserved for Australian Airlines!!

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Old 17th Dec 2004, 03:37
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The question begs as to why VB management would have their pilots wear such an unprofessional uniform where everyone looks the same ? I have my suspicions as to why.
Any one have a theory ? Am curious to hear it.
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Old 17th Dec 2004, 04:16
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Why is the Virgin uniform unprofessional? Is it because they don't wear ties? Leather jackets?

Where does it say to be professional you must wear a blue jacket and trou with a tie, hat etc?

The professional pilots of old wore full length leather trenchcoats, silk scarves and biggles helmets, does that then make the the blue suit and gold rings boys look unprofessional in comparison?

Methinks there's more than a bit of wank involved in those slagging off a uniform.

Professionalism is how you do the job, not what you look like doing it.
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Old 17th Dec 2004, 04:45
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The actual professional standards of VB pilots is not in question here.

It is how they are dressed and the perception that others have of them because of their dress standard that is in question.

Good point re the biggles uniforms but open cockpits and paddocks of yesteryear hardly compare to a modern pressurised flight deck and flashy terminals where we are seen by the public. The majority of the worlds airlines do supply their pilots with a smart looking uniform to uphold a professional image.

How would you feel if you went to a nuero surgeon seeking life saving surgery and everybody from the cleaners to the surgeons were wearing the same sloppy casual jeans and tea shirt. Personally I would be looking for another surgeon who takes pride in his appearance as hopefully the same pride would be present whilst operating.

Maybe I am old fashioned but I don't see the wearing of a smart uniform as a burden but more as a reward for the years of hard work to achieve ones qualifications.
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Old 17th Dec 2004, 04:55
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smart uniform
Whats so smart about looking like a Captain out of the Royal Navy.

I would have said that our boys look very "smart" in there very nice uniforms and whats more do you think the pax even notice what the drivers are wearing. All they are interested in is getting from A to B for the cheapest amount and hopefully around the time that is printed on the itinerary.
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Old 17th Dec 2004, 04:57
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and everybody from the cleaners to the surgeons were wearing the same sloppy casual jeans and tea shirt.
There is the point of difference Interceptor. They do not wear anything "sloppy" (moist,wet??) they wear smart taupe trousers with crisp white shirts, black shoes and a leather jacket when required. They have simply chosen not to wear the blazer with gold bars and a hat.

What they wear is smart and understated. If the best we can discuss on these forums is what VB pilots wear then heaven help us.

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