Ball caps when flying

satpak77

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Is this new? Seems more and more pilots I see are wearing baseball style caps when flying, under their headsets
 

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I wear a cap when I fly but it's only to keep the sweat off my face. Those classics are smokin' hot in the summer. I think it's more old school than new school. Have you seen the white gloves yet?
 

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I flew with a few guys from various carriers who always wore ball caps once the door got locked up
 

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I wear a dew rag....get over it....
 

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Lots..
22 years and counting...... my favorite was a beat up Yankees hat, especially at the gate in BOS!
 

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I've seen guys occasionally wear a cap while flying for years. I don't, but it's probably a healthy habit for avoiding uv rays.
If anyone is bothered by it, they should consider the possibility that they have issues and should seek help to perhaps not be so anal.
 

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It makes sense when you're flying an airplane with eyebrow windows. When you're not you look like a guy who wishes he was flying an airplane with eyebrow windows (or one that's begging deep down that you'll ask him what the F-15 was like to fly).
 

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It doesn't meet the FAA requirements of donning a sweep-on or quick-don oxygen mask. The test for putting on the mask doesn't include the time it takes to take off the headset, takeoff the hat, put the headset back on, then put the mask on. Most airlines don't know or don't care, but if there is a Fed in the jumpseat, I wouldn't wear one. O2 masks have become a big emphasis item recently. Sooner or later, they're going to decide to make a point of this.
 

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It makes sense when you're flying an airplane with eyebrow windows. When you're not you look like a guy who wishes he was flying an airplane with eyebrow windows (or one that's begging deep down that you'll ask him what the F-15 was like to fly).
Priceless.
 

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It doesn't meet the FAA requirements of donning a sweep-on or quick-don oxygen mask. The test for putting on the mask doesn't include the time it takes to take off the headset, takeoff the hat, put the headset back on, then put the mask on. Most airlines don't know or don't care, but if there is a Fed in the jumpseat, I wouldn't wear one. O2 masks have become a big emphasis item recently. Sooner or later, they're going to decide to make a point of this.
You must be a real treat to fly with....I use a hat or visor late in the day landing into the sun.. helps cut the glare.....and if the FAA don't like it well.....
 

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They are probably the same kind of people that don't have the class to take their ball caps off at restaurants or the movie theater.
 

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Seriously?

I've been wearing one for 16 years... Keeps the glare off of my glasses (I don't like contacts). Get over it.
 

satpak77

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yeah maybe I just haven't paid attention, seems more and more common these days
 

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T3700, you sound like my grandfather. If he's over, i'll take off because it bugs the crap out of him. He's also 83 and an Army Air Corp vet that has a Purple Heart thanks to some Jap flak. He says, I do!
Dude, it's the evolution of fashion, lighten up.
MickyDee's for dinner, hat stays on..........On a layover at the Four Seasons and have dinner, hat comes off..............
 

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Yes........my airline puts me up in the Four Seasons.........I also only do day trips tues-thur, get 95 hrs credit, have my own T-38, wife likes girlgirl,........you get the picture.........
 
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