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#1 BrightShadow

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 13:54

Getting to my first unit. Is there is stigma or stereotype associated with a new guy wearing their wings? I want to be humble and work, at the same time I am proud to be an Army Aviator.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 13:55

Sew on? Sure. Pin on? Only in ACUs...and I never did.

 

 

I was a CW2 wearing A2CUs, of course I was a pilot. 


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 14:32

I wore them on my ACUs when I worked in S2 just so people would know I wasn't the S2.  LoL

 

If you wear them on your flight suit get ready to take some sh*t for it...


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 16:14

Thanks, wont be wearing them on my A2CUs.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 20:57

Very few people wear them but no one will really care if you choose to.

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:53

Id say my troop is half and half. I have one with them sewn on and the others are not. No one cares if you do or dont.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:07

I loved my wings more than my bars and decorations.  But I was a crappy officer.

 

A different Army and a different time.


Just a pilot (retired, so I have a LOT of time)...


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:24

We civis generally don't get wings in flight school (I've only seen one, and I think they only gave them to cfis,...had a little Schwiezer on them), but I really wanted a pair, so I made my own from a blank pair (for airline pilots I guess) that I found at a pilot shop (glued a little R22 on them).

I wear them on my belt as a reminder of the one cool accomplishment in my life,...'course as a lazy civi my shirt hangs out covering them so no one else even knows they're there.

,...but then no one else but me really gives a sh*t that I'm a pilot anyway :)

Well after fifteen and a half years they finally went from saying "the pilot shortage is coming", to "the pilot shortage is here!"  Yep, 2018, year of the pilot shortage!  

 

,...didn't seem that big a shortage though?  In fact if you blinked, you'd of missed it,...me, I was out taking a wiz,...dammit!  :lol:


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:28

Just don't wear a driver's badge on your Class As and all is well. :)


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 13:23

Sister service here. I'm guessing display of aeronautical ratings are not mandatory in the Army?



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Posted 16 June 2018 - 14:29

Sister service here. I'm guessing display of aeronautical ratings are not mandatory in the Army?

 

Nope. Frankly, the Army really doesn't like anyone special. Well, except SF, Rangers, Airborne, and other unmentionables.

 

Basically, the Army dislikes pilots. 


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 20:47

I'm pretty close to the eligibility requirements for the Master wings and had one of my Guard unit admin guys take notice of my records, then asking me if I wanted to submit for my Senior wings. I was eligible for those years back. Meh, don't care unless it comes with a pay raise. 



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:20

 

Nope. Frankly, the Army really doesn't like anyone special. Well, except SF, Rangers, Airborne, and other unmentionables.

 

Basically, the Army dislikes pilots. 

I actually read that on another page... supposedly that was the animus behind getting rid of the flight suits all the other services wear, the bomber jackets, etc. Kinda sad. All hearsay though. 

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 22:54

 

Nope. Frankly, the Army really doesn't like anyone special. Well, except SF, Rangers, Airborne, and other unmentionables.

 

Basically, the Army dislikes pilots. 

 

the army hates its pilots. all they see is infantry. 


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 14:59

 

the army hates its pilots. all they see is infantry. 

 

Honestly though, doesn't the army hate everyone?  Except those with vaginas and Olympic athletes and such.



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 15:01

Sister service here. I'm guessing display of aeronautical ratings are not mandatory in the Army?

 

Depends on the uniform.  Flight suits/work/field uniforms aren't mandatory.  



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 19:36

Im confused. The Army hates pilots but allows wings on your flight suit. But its the flight Companies who frown upon wearing your wings...? Weird. If you earned them and you want to wear your wings, do it... Next question.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 20:45

Im confused. The Army hates pilots but allows wings on your flight suit. But its the flight Companies who frown upon wearing your wings...? Weird. If you earned them and you want to wear your wings, do it... Next question.


Its really a non issue and no one cares if you do or dont




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