Jobless Pilot Auctions Off Old Uniform | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **
** Airborne 04.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.16.14 **
** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **

Tue, Aug 15, 2006

Jobless Pilot Auctions Off Old Uniform

Selling To "Make Ends Meet"

An enterprising New Zealand pilot may be out of a job right now, but he's not at a loss for ideas on how to raise some needed cash.

To that end, the unidentified pilot for recently-defunct Origin Pacific has put his uniform on a local auction site called Trade Me. He's advertising the uniform -- which comes with matching shirt and tie -- as "a rare piece of Kiwi aviation history," and says he's selling the uniform to "make ends meet this week."

So far, the bidding is up to $150 for the uniform... which was "lovingly drycleaned for one last time before its unfortunate retirement"... and the bidding doesn't end until Sunday.

If you want the uniform, prepare to ante up some cash... and perhaps be prepared for a call from the airline, which went belly-up last Thursday... but still maintains the uniform is company property.

Then again, as Origin Pacific passenger services general manager David Collier said to the Nelson Mail... even though the pilot probably shouldn't be selling it... considering everything else the airline is going through right now, getting the uniform back is likely not a top priority.

But we feel there also something else to consider -- given the fact that security is at the forefront of everyone's thoughts right now... just how wise is it to be selling an authentic pilot's uniform to the highest bidder? 

FMI: See The Auction Page

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

Aero-TV: Dual GPS Solutions -- Maps, Weather, And Traffic To Your EFB Devices

Dual Boasts GPS Support for iOS or Android Platforms While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business D>[...]

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporat>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.14)

The Art Of Airsickness Bags Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting? Do you have vomit fever (or, fever-induced vomiting)? Are you ever considering b>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.14): Navigable Airspace

Airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed in the CFRs including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC