PLA LOGO: The PLA logo is easily
identifiable by the large letters from the name of our association,
“Professional Loadmaster Association” layered in a triangle,
centered in a set of wings. Displaying the colors of the Flag of
the United States of America, the association’s name (PLA),
and the wings loadmasters proudly wear, the PLA logo is a strong
symbol of our ideals.
LOGO ELEMENTS: The membership logo is a triangle
in the center of a symbol representing aircrew members wings. The
triangle, which is familiar to aircraft loadmasters, represents
the weight, arm, and moment (WAM) weight and balance formula, substituted
by the letters "PLA". The "P" shall be blue
on a red background. The "L" shall be red on a white background.
The "A" shall be white on a blue background.
COLORS: The background colors of red, white, and blue are
taken from the colors of the flag of the United States of America.
The division lines and border shall be black to call our attention
to the memory of our fellow Loadmasters that have gone before us.
The gold lines defining the symbol representing aircrew members
wings stand for honor and loyalty.
PATCH: The Professional Loadmaster Association patch exemplifies
the global nature of the duties of the professional loadmaster.
Incorporating our logo of the PLA triangle centered on wings, the
sky, earth, circling aircraft, and airdrop of supplies, the patch
captures the essence of the association and its’ members.
LIGATURE: The ligature or wording on the device consists
of a logo of the association's name "Professional Loadmaster
Association" set in Times New Roman Bold. The year "1997"
is also set in Times New Roman Bold depicting the Articles of Incorporation
approved by the State of Washington in March 1997. It was in this
year that the State of Washington issued a Certificate of Incorporation
declaring the Professional Loadmaster Association a non-profit organization.
ELEMENTS: The primary elements of the logo are the PLA
logo, the earth, the sky, circling aircraft, and supplies being
airdropped. The PLA logo resting on top of the globe with planes
circling represents our worldwide association and also loadmasters
who have traveled around the world. The parachutes represent the
airdrop of supplies, which is a part of the duties loadmasters perform.
The globe and sky are encircled with the association's name, "Professional
Loadmaster Association" and the year, 1997, that it was incorporated.