Flying With The Barefoot Pilots Of The Maldives

In the Maldives, things can definitely get relaxed. For example, take Trans Maldivian Airways, where the pilots may kick off their sandals and go barefoot once in the air.

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    Though the pilots wear a conventional uniform from the waist up, this is accompanied by shorts and sandals. Unless they’re in the skies, that is. “We call ourselves ‘barefoot pilots’ because when we’re in the airplane we actually kick our sandals off and fly barefoot on the pedals,” says Captain Andrew Farr.
    03/20/2019 - 8:03 am | View Website
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  • Flying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives
    Though the pilots wear a conventional uniform from the waist up, this is accompanied by shorts and sandals. Unless they’re in the skies, that is. “We call ourselves ‘barefoot pilots’ because when we’re in the airplane we actually kick our sandals off and fly barefoot on the pedals,” says Captain Andrew Farr.
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