DAL Uniform Petition
We, the undersigned, petition "DALPA" to negotiate the following addition to the pilot uniform policy in the upcoming (2012) contract:
- Approve leather jackets as part of the official Delta pilot uniform.
1) Can pull double duty.
-Removable name tag and shoulder boards allow pilots to wear the jacket while in street clothes during layovers.
2) Keep pilots warmer than the jacket/trench coat combo.
3) Provide for a more professional aviator appearance (vs. the trench coat).
4) Fit in flight deck closets.
-Nearly 52 % of our fleet (387 planes) have small flight deck closets that do not accommodate jackets and trench coats for 2 pilots.
We are not asking the company to abandon the double breasted jackets and trench coats. We simply wish to add leather jackets to the list as an approved alternative to the current winter uniform.
We believe a carefully selected jacket, with attention to name tag and shoulder board design, will produce a very professional look the company can be proud of while providing pilots with the comfort, warmth, and functionality they deserve.