Island Bus Driver
I just got back from a foray into the US commercial air transporation system (a MGW-PIT-DCA-MHT-PIT-MGW trip). Anyhow, I noticed an interesting trend. There seems to be more and more pilots wearing leather jackets instead of the traditional suit coat. I first noticed this with Airtran last month but it seems to be catching on with several USAir and Delta (express/comair) guys wearing the leather. I know SWA has had this going since the begining (I think). But for other airliens is this a return to historical pilot gear or is it a continuation of un "elitifying" (my own word) the industry? For those of you that fly the line now, what would you choose if given the choice and do you feel that the leather either a) gives the pilots a better look or b) gives too much a hot headed "flyboy" look?