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laserman2431

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OK. I tried to get my camera out in time but I did not make it. Sorry, no photo available.

About a week ago, I saw the second, maybe first, worst looking airline pilot I have ever seem.

Here's the description:

  • Mesa First Office with 3 stripes, not a downgraded CA.
  • Overweight with a huge belly.
  • Shirt was a mess and more than 50% sticking out from his waist.
  • Had a soul patch (the little tuft a facial hair that can look like a "V" just below the lower lip. Kind of "riverboat gambler" looking.
  • Had White plastic framed sunglasses worn on the top of the head.
  • Seen smoking a cigarette outside the terminal building.
So. I usually don't concern myself with what other dudes look like. I really don't care. This dude was just so extreme that I found it to be really funny.

I know that every airline has at least one pilot that is a total embarrassment to the rest of the group. I just curious if anyone else has spotted this specimen?

I guess he can't really help the weight problem. He could get pants and shirts that fit better though. Just curious, is the "soul patch" allowed while working at Mesa or was this guy just getting away with it?

I remember a few years ago, when Comair was hiring, I saw an FO who seemed like a brand new hire. He was wearing black pants which were obviously at least 4 inches too long. Instead of ironing a crease, turning the cuffs inside and pinning them until he could get them altered, he just folded them up on the outside. I just assumed he hadn't had time to get them altered. Then, I saw him about a month later and he was wearing the same pants the same pants folded in the same way. I couldn't believe that nobody said anything to him.
 
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Soul patches are unsightly?

OK...now you go too far
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I think the soul patch can look very cool. I just thought most airline dress codes do not allow any facial hair other than a mustache and sideburns as long as they do not extend below the bottom of the ear.
 
Jetblue allows beards and goatees.
I didn't know that I always thought the FAA had a problem with beards because they could degrade the seal for the oxygen mask. I guess the middle eastern companies don't mind it though.

I don't want to give the wrong impression. I do not want to be a self appointed uniform police. I just find it interesting when I see one of these outliers. Probably does not effect his ability to do his job.
 
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Jetblue allows beards and goatees.


Yeah, the prohibition on facial hair in this industry really is a bit absurd.

Well, actually, the real absurdity is found in the fact that the longstanding prohibition exempts moustaches, even the goddamed child-molester-looking flavor of the archaic practice.

Now that is the real eyesore I keep seeing out there...
 
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression. I think the soul patch can look very cool. I just thought most airline dress codes do not allow any facial hair other than a mustache and sideburns as long as they do not extend below the bottom of the ear.


No worries, I was only minimally serious. :cool:
 

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