CFI in shorts?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by saddletramp, Jun 21, 2022.

  1. Capt. Geoffrey Thorpe

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    If I were seeing the Queen of England, I would probably be in my underwear, because I most likely would be dreaming and for some reason, pants are hard to come by in dreams...
     
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    A billion internet years ago, on a message board far far away (OK, it was just pre-POA on the AOPA boards) someone trolled a very active member. They posted under the name of Lady Malibu and convinced the very active member to post pictures of his legs in return for pics of "her" legs. He posted pics of his legs. Much laughter afterwards.

    No, I was neither party to the trolling.
     
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    Same here, but I wear socks with colorful stripes around the top....


    ....so when I look down I can tell instantly if I am wearing socks, or not.
     
  6. Charlie Golf

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    Not only my legs.
     
  7. Lowflynjack

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    How short are your shorts???
     
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    I don't usually post up pics of myself, but....I don't think I'll start now.

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    and rompers are ok? o_O
     
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    Those shouldn't be short enough you need to shave above your legs!
     
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    Need vs. want. :arf:
     
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    Do you shave them or use Nair?
     
  13. strangebird

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    NO jean shorts or flip flops or sandals with socks,
     
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    first CFI wore slacks, white shirt and a tie. She chided me the first day I showed up in shorts - "What if we go down in a field and have to walk 10 miles through fields?! You want to be walking getin' your legs all scraped up in shorts?"... Took me until after I got my private and tired of sweating my nutz off in a hot, clapped out rental 172 to start wearing shorts in the summer. (funny - for my private checkride I dressed in khakis and a nice polo for the ride... DPE was in shorts :D )
     
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    During my ride for the PPL i was in long underwear, wool pants, wool socks, sorrells, 3 shirts, a snowmobile suit, wool hat, and gloves.
    It was -36C and we did the walk around inside the hangar, he asked me a few questions, I pulled it outside with him already sitting in it, started it up, we did the taxi and run up, he said temp looks okay, I did the radio calls, when he said 'an intersection take off is plenty of room, lets go'. He had brought a package along gift wrapped. We flew to a small airstrip about an hour away, did some steep turns, slow flight, and stalls on the way there. Once we landed a lady in a pickup drove up, they chatted for while, exchanged gifts, hugged, and he walked back to the plane, got in, said ' my sister says thank you, now lets go '.
    On the way home, he asked me some questions, then pulled the throttle back, said 'pick a landing spot'. There was no aborting the landing either, i set us down on a road, and came to a stop. He got out, peed, and climbed back in. Said ' you know your stuff, take us home at your own discretion '. When we got home he smiled, shook my hand, told me i did great job, and that he would be waiting inside for me once I had the plane put away.
    Things in the Yukon, especially mid winter, when its damn cold, they are not what someone from the south may expect.
     
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    these are a no-go in my aircraft, just sayin.

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    I did my ATP ride in khaki shorts and a polo style shirt...with sandals no less...:lol:

    But I went from Kotzebue, AK to Dallas, TX in the summer....it was *&$%# hot.!!
     
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    My first instructor job was shorts and t-shirt. I wore highly fashionable deck shoes, and since our tie down area was in seldom-mowed grass, my shoes got wet first thing in the morning and never dried out…basically rotted off my feet.

    Good “realistic distraction” for my students in a tandem aircraft to put my feet on the back of their seat up near gheir shoulders. :D
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I instructed for 5 hours today in Eastern Oregon & it was in the low 90's. I wore my jeans & polo shirt. It was way too warm for jeans. After reading all the responses, I'll be sporting my shorts with my New Balance shoes for the next few months.

    For the record, I might be in my mid sixties but have been told I have nice legs. I'm also 40 pounds lighter than my profile picture.
     
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    Wear whatever you want
     
  21. bflynn

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    congratulations on the weight loss.
     
  22. Dana

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    Socks with shorts are just dumb; if it’s hot enough for shorts it’s too hot for shoes, so sandals or barefoot, unless I really need to be wearing shoes for some reason.

    Funniest one I saw was at the old Griswold Airport in CT… a ratty old PA-25 towing a banner dropped the banner on the field and circled back and landed. Pilot got out of the plane wearing cutoff denim shorts and a greasy T-shirt. He packed the banner away, then went around behind the plane and emerged with his hair slicked back and wearing khaki slacks, white shirt, tie, and yes, epaulets. He then walked across the field to a Cessna 208 on amphib floats to greet his passengers.
     
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    I do. As much as I try to forget!
     
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    I see no issue as long as it’s a tank top, shorts, and tevas with socks