There's so many good commercial aviation blogs out there - mostly from the States and Canada. But none that I can see from this little island in Northern Europe. With the demise of a great blog by a BA Skipper that many I am sure followed (including me), I've decided to take on the challenge!

I hope you enjoy the commentary on all matters of civil aviation from my vantage point in the left hand seat of Virgin Atlantic's Airbuses!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is it me being old fashioned or what?

I understand image (after all, look who I work for!). We started with black unforms and gold stripes, and we're now on the latest massaging of the corporate flight deck flight here at VS with a subtly updated uniform from the one introduced in the late 90s.

Our fellow pilots at Easyjet, Monarch and BMI all still sport the classic black and gold, and the BA flightdeck are on an updated version of the blue and silver introduced in the late 1980s.

Our sister company, stateside, Virgin America - turning the generally scabby service provided by US domestic carriers on it's head - has it's own distincive look to the uniforms - but I am not convinced.

Pilots wearing leather jackets, black uniform shirts with black and white rank markings is not my cup of tea - so handing it over to you. What do you think?

Who's the dude in the black shirt at the door mama?

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