Someone digging up an old thread about threads!If it's a button down shirt I would wear a tie. Congrats on the interview, who are you interviewing with?
Taking off a jacket and tie is a far better problem than being the only person in the room wearing a polo shirt. Yes, you should know the company you're interviewing with, but I can guarantee you you're correct in your last sentence.You can absolutely overdress. I mean, I went flying in a 172 in 95F weather at my survey interview a few years ago. That suit would have made me look like a moron.
We went flying at my first turboprop charter interview to. Also would have looked like an idiot in a suit.
Overdressing means you didn't really look into the job you're going to be doing. Under dressing is probably worse though.
I wore Khakis and a button up dress shirt (no tie) to a survey and mapping interview and got the job. You'll be fine. Just mention Navy sun angle azimuth table, yoke mounted console and coordinate space with ATC.....etcThis might seem like a silly question but I wore a Polo shirt and Docker and brown leather boat shoes to talk with a Drop Zone operator and I was told by a buddy that I was way over dressed. So, the question now is, what to wear to a Mapping/Survey interview. I was planning the same thing but upgrading the shirt to one with buttons all the way down, no tie.
Ya know, one great thing about the military, you never had to think about what to wear! As a Florida beach bum banner tow pilot, its been nothing but old tee shirts and shorts! LOL! Always wear sneakers though! The grass strip has sand spurs!
When CP of a place I wanted a job at called asking if I could "meet with him" a few hours after dropping off a resume, I talked to some friends who worked there asking what I should wear. They told me jeans and a hoodie. I showed up the next day in black dress pants, white dress shirt, but no tie. The CP showed up in jeans and a hoodie.Barged into a 135 operation wearing jeans and a star wars tshirt to ask if they are hiring. Bumped into the owner, had a brief impromptu interview with him, then a legthy one with the CP. Got a call for a follow up, stopped by TJ Maxx (my fancy corporate pilot stuff is out of state still), picked up pants and a shirt, figured shoes and belt were passable, pressed attire to perfection, ironed out the details at the follow up meeting, got an offer on the spot.
Don't overthink it.