how many epaulettes ????

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how many epaulettes ????

Post by libertyxl2flyer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:47 pm

guys in school was asked how many epaulettes it is for each licence ie ppl cpl etc etc and i have to say i hadnt a clue so if somebody could help me out so i can still hold my head high in school when it comes to aviation thanks alot :oops:
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Post by Michael Jackson » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:51 pm

1 stripe for an eijet... :lol: i mean private pilot
2 stripes for a CPL/airline cadet...
3 stripes for a First officer/Flight instructor..
4 stripes for Captain/Flight examiner
5 stripes for test pilot
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Post by libertyxl2flyer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:12 pm

thanks alot i can now brag i a one stripe eiget know all the stripes thanks alot
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Post by jonkil » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:40 pm

And anyone who can fly a tailwheel into 200 metres on a x-wind can rip the stripes of whoever the hell they like :twisted:

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Post by alphaLaura » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:52 pm

Alternatively, tell them that each stripe represents a plane you've crashed.

And anyone who can fly a tailwheel into 200 metres on a x-wind can rip the stripes of whoever the hell they like

I was trying to do that today! Didn't work very well though :shock:

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Post by libertyxl2flyer » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:01 am

[quote]Alternatively, tell them that each stripe represents a plane you've crashed.

that is the best response i have heard top marks for that one so i get half of one because on my second solo a guy cut accross my active runway while i was on the go at 50 knots but i made a perfect radio call to abort and a perfect stop and went by the guy who had about 200 more hours than me giving him the dirtyest looks ever not bad for a 16 yr old with 26 hours at the time
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Post by TolTol » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:41 pm

hang on liber, i have a medal here somewhere.

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Post by Nanolight » Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:49 pm

alphaLaura wrote:I was trying to do that today! Didn't work very well though :shock:

Ah now modesty will get you nowhere Laura! You did well, we were watching :P
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Post by alphaLaura » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:10 pm

Ah now modesty will get you nowhere Laura! You did well, we were watching

You wouldn't be saying that if you were in the plane with me! It was like wrestling an alligator trying to get those wheels down. Worst thing of all was that I went up later when it had calmed down and did the two most horrible landings ever right in front of the V man himself.

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Post by libertyxl2flyer » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:36 pm

i have a medal here somewhere
. can you post it to me plz :lol:
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Post by stovepipe » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:05 am

It's okay, Laura.Vinnie has calmed down by now, after the gross of valiums and the 20 coffees and the assurance of the engineer that the gear can be straightened again....
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Post by buzz » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:38 pm

Michael Jackson wrote:1 stripe for an eijet... :lol: i mean private pilot
2 stripes for a CPL/airline cadet...
3 stripes for a First officer/Flight instructor..
4 stripes for Captain/Flight examiner
5 stripes for test pilot


You missed 6 stripes for a training Captain and 7 for the Captains with over 20,000 hours. They used to have 8 stripes for chief pilots but they found they had trouble fitting through doorways and the stripes kept poking copilots in the eye when the chief turned around to pinch the hosties bottom after she brought him coffee :wink: Now they just give them gold epaulettes with a fringe like Admiral Nelson used to wear and a field marshals baton. Except in Ryanair where it's a whip. :P

Liberty don't let the rough boys in school make fun of you when tell them about the stripe. After all , what do they know. :idea:

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Post by Nanolight » Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:07 pm

libertyxl2flyer wrote:guys in school was asked how many epaulettes it is for each licence ie ppl cpl etc etc and i have to say i hadnt a clue so if somebody could help me out so i can still hold my head high in school when it comes to aviation thanks alot :oops:


Tell your mate that it's two epaulettes, one for each shoulder.
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Post by libertyxl2flyer » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:00 pm

ye you have a good point there the one for each shoulder i like that so if anybody asks me in school how many its two :lol:
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Post by Zyox » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:14 pm

Draaaaaaagging up an old thread here, but what's the difference between gold versus silver?

I've been told I need to wear a uniform to sit my CPL test and wondering should I be so brazen as to stick epaulettes on it. My guess is no, but in looking at them online my curiosity got at me either way :D
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