lördag 8 september 2012
En USAF kapten surade ur på sin omgivning och skickade in ett brev till Air Force Times.
The letter, by Capt. Lawrence P. Wilson and published in Air Force Times on June 4, outlined the pilot’s belief that pilots have earned the right to wear their flight suits.
“The requirements to get a pilot training slot are extremely competitive and meant to separate individuals so that only the most qualified get the opportunity to train,” Wilson wrote. “A flight suit signifies that individual just as the different insignias of rank. It commands respect.”
The letter prompted Col. Albert M. Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing, to issue a memo June 4 directing base personnel to wear flight suits only on days when they are scheduled for flight duties.
“For the purpose of this policy, flight duties include preparation, preflight, in-flight, post-flight and other flight related duties associated with both manned aircraft and remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations,” wrote Elton, a pilot himself with 4,200 flying hours.
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