Professional Pilots are well groomed and properly dressed. Since students at Sault College are working towards becoming Professional Pilots, they should also be well groomed and properly dressed. Dress code will be observed at the college up to 1700hrs during week days and at all times at the Hangar. Activities, such as tests after 1700hrs or weekend non-flying activities, will be at the discretion of the professor. The following dress code guidelines will be observed:
Facial hair other than for religious reasons shall be neatly trimmed and maintained (to reflect professionalism).
Hair is to be clean and groomed at all times.
While flying, hair shall be neatly pulled back so as not to obstruct vision including peripheral vision.
Hairstyle must be such that it does not draw undue attention. Radical hairstyles or colouring are not allowed.
Attire Mandatory for all post May 2016 graduates
The Colleges aviation uniform (available via the colleges bookstore) shall be worn. It consists of a white pilot shirt embroidered with the Sault College Aviation logo, dark blue dress pants and a matching blue tie. During winter operations, a matching dark blue sweater also embroidered with the college logo can be worn overtop the pilot shirt and tie. The shirt must be tucked in at all times. For summer flight operations see section 6.1.3 Summer Operations. Casual or dress socks shall be worn. No athletic socks.No running shoes are allowed. Leather shoes are preferable for classroom work and hiking boots are a good choice when flying. During the winter months, proper boots either need to be worn or be on board the aircraft. High heels are a hazard to the operation of the rudder pedals and not allowed in the aircraft.Wrist jewellery that can catch on switches or controls not allowed.Ball caps are only to be worn in the aircraft for the purpose of shading eyes from the sun. They shall be worn straight and are not to be worn indoors at the College or at the Hangar.
Personal hygiene shall be a priority. Students will spend a large amount of time in close proximity to other students and their instructors. Excessive use of cologne, perfume, body spray, and aftershaves is as offensive or distracting as poor hygiene.Make up is to be conservative.Fingernails shall not be unreasonably long.Earrings shall be limited to one per ear and must be small enough to not interfere with an aviation headset. (Studs vs. hoops would be preferable.)
Pilots must dress for survival for every flight, even local flights, winter and summer. If an aircraft was to make a forced landing in winter, the pilot and passengers must be prepared to, at the very minimum, spend the night in the woods. The chances of survival, even in the fall and spring, will be greatly diminished if proper clothing is not worn. For winter flying, the following is a minimum list:
A winter parka, or at the very minimum a good quality ski jacket with at least one additional layer of a wool or fleece sweater. The heavy coat is not usually worn while flying, but must be present in the aircraft.Winter underwear or in its absence, ski pants on board the aircraftProper winter boots either worn or on board the aircraftA proper winter hat such as a wool cap, and good quality gloves or mittens
At the discretion of the duty pilot, ties may be removed during very hot days.College issued aviation polo shirts may be worn in lieu of shirt and tie during the summer semester. (May 1st until September 1st).
This Dress and appearance code complies with the Human Rights Standards of Canada.
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