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Uniform and stripes

Old 18th Oct 2020, 17:13
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Uniform and stripes

I fly single pilot for a private operator who does not care whether I wear a uniform or not, so I don't.
Yet with Covid and self isolation etc, I need to show that I'm a real pilot, otherwise security people tend to be suspicious, so I'm considering the purchase of a uniform.
The boss prefers silver stripe that are more discreet. As it is not common I wonder whether it would be a faux pas against the etiquette to wear silver stripes.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 18:25
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As it is not common I wonder whether it would be a faux pas against the etiquette to wear silver stripes.
Which etiquette? I would much prefer to wear silver stripes because they are (for me) less pretentious than gold ones. Gold stripes (for me) are rather suitable for cruise-ship captains, together with a hat and a pair of binoculars around the neck
There are stripes that one can clip-on and easily remove once clear of the security check.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 20:30
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It tends to be related to where the operator is located.
In Europe, Austrian and German crew usually have silver stripes, elsewhere gold stripes are more common.
I guess it is a cultural thing.
Anyway, when you join a company you do not have the choice !
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 20:37
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Sliver or platinum?
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