Pilots wearing backpacks??? lets get campy?

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I have a seen what appear to be a few new hires at comair wearing backpacks.
This while in uniform and on the job. Both Pilots were female if that makes any difference? IMO, this is very unprofessional and certainly looks cheezy. Do any other regional airlines allow this? I am sure no majors allow this as part of the "standard" uniform. What's the consensus here? Is it ok to "get campy?" I'm ready to puke. HS
 

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Holy Shiite said:
I have a seen what appear to be a few new hires at comair wearing backpacks.
This while in uniform and on the job. Both Pilots were female if that makes any difference? IMO, this is very unprofessional and certainly looks cheezy. Do any other regional airlines allow this? I am sure no majors allow this as part of the "standard" uniform. What's the consensus here? Is it ok to "get campy?" I'm ready to puke. HS
We had some people wear Backpack at Corpex (Regions Air) when ever they were flying "Naps" or CDO's. No one every complained about it to them. I myself just carried a little Laptop bag with everything I needed on CDO's.
 

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Who cares? If this is such a big deal to you, approach the pilots in question directly, if you have the guts.

Otherwise, get a life.
 

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this issue came up a while back in the "no hat" thread.

At ASA it's against the uniform policy, but some people still do it.

I agree, it looks a bit cheesy especially on a 20 something pilot. Too much of a high school student look.

JMHO
 

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Backpacks are mandatory at Pinnacle. I even saw one guy with the embroiderd CREW tag on it. Sweet.
 

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BlackPilot628 said:
We had some people wear Backpack at Corpex (Regions Air) when ever they were flying "Naps" or CDO's. No one every complained about it to them. I myself just carried a little Laptop bag with everything I needed on CDO's.
How long ago were you at Regions?
 

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Yanks offended because he wears a backpack too.
 

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Yank is killing his last week before retirement. No backpack, no suitcase, no hotel.

I'm not "offended". I just find it amusing how so many people think what others do is their business, and will do whatever it takes to MAKE it their business. Except anything that will actually matter.

Sounds like you too could use a life.
 

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Yank McCobb said:
Yank is killing his last week before retirement. No backpack, no suitcase, no hotel..
Congrats on that. Hope you enjoy retirement.

As far as the original post, there are a lot of female purses now that resemble backpacks (I only know this because my younger sister has one of these). I've seen several female pilots with them. Although they go around the shoulders like a conventional backpack, they are much smaller and are considered to be more like a purse.
 

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SkyBoy1981 said:
Congrats on that. Hope you enjoy retirement.

As far as the original post, there are a lot of female purses now that resemble backpacks (I only know this because my younger sister has one of these). I've seen several female pilots with them. Although they go around the shoulders like a conventional backpack, they are much smaller and are considered to be more like a purse.
Well, if flying ever falls through you could write fashion columns for Cosmo!
 

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I've seen guys carry them too, but they all say "It's not a purse, it's European".:D
 

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Spinplate said:
Well, if flying ever falls through you could write fashion columns for Cosmo!
I doubt that I would live up to their expectations...but maybe then I could pay my car off at least. :)
 

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Spinplate said:
How long ago were you at Regions?
I left Corpex at the end of April this year.
I was there about 9 months.
 

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I have a backpack when I am gone for more than a 4 day trip.. I think it shows the trend of the airline industry when pilots are having to be gone from home more and have less commutable schedules... Maybe the airlines could get better at making more attractive schedules! Then there would be less backpacks
 

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Holy Shiite said:
I have a seen what appear to be a few new hires at comair wearing backpacks.
This while in uniform and on the job. Both Pilots were female if that makes any difference? IMO, this is very unprofessional and certainly looks cheezy. Do any other regional airlines allow this? I am sure no majors allow this as part of the "standard" uniform. What's the consensus here? Is it ok to "get campy?" I'm ready to puke. HS
You sure that they weren't Gulfstream Academy "First Officer Trainees" going to class in the 1900 or the 120?
 

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They usually go good with the "thick sole" Doc Marten's. Complete CFI get-up. Whenever my wife gets home from a no-rev trip she usually comments on how sloppy some of the crews were dressed, I guess I've just grown used to it.
 

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trip said:
They usually go good with the "thick sole" Doc Marten's. Complete CFI get-up. Whenever my wife gets home from a no-rev trip she usually comments on how sloppy some of the crews were dressed, I guess I've just grown used to it.
Or maybe she is trying to make you feel better. What was she doing checking them out in the first place? Hmmmmmm.
 
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