Pan Am Uniforms

ERJ-135

New Member
A Pan Am twin just parked outside of our FBO office and two pilots wearing a school uniform, one with one stripe and the other with two stripes, get out of the aircraft to take a break/refuel stop. Is this a flight with no MEI on board? What is the significance of the one/two stripe epaulets?
 

dakovich

Well-Known Member
plain blue band was for privates, one stripe was instrument, two stripes commercial, 3 stripes CFI...if i remember correctly
 

TheFlyingTurkey

Fetus Worshiper
ERJ-135,
One stripe is an instrument rated private pilot. Who may or may not have a multi-engine rating (there is no additional stripe for multi)

Two stripes is a commercial pilot. Who may or may not have a commercial multi-engine rating (there is no additional stripe for multi)

Three stripes is a CFI. Who may or may not have CFII or MEI. (there are no additional stripes for CFII or MEI)

What you saw was most likely a "route" flight, in which two multi-engine rated private pilots fly an "airline style route" to build multi-time. The commercial pilot (2 striper) you saw, may have entered the program with his ratings up to commercial-multi, but wanted to do the route program, so they teamed him up with a private pilot.

Any more questions, just ask...

The Turk.

P.S. where is your FBO? just curious
 
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