APOLLO MA-1 FLIGHT JACKET (BLACK)

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Alpha's classic flight nylon MA-1 bomber with NASA and Apollo Mission patches.Constructed from mid-weight flight nylon with water resistance, the MA-1 fighter pilot jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion. 

PRODUCT HISTORY

Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed.

BENEFITS

  • Water Resistant
  • Reversible

 FEATURES

  • Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension
  • MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
  • Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
  •  Sleeve shirring
  • NASA and Apollo patches on chest
  • Apollo Mission patch on back
  • Two lower flap pockets
  • Two interior welt pockets
  • Knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband
  • Ottoman knit cuffs

PRODUCT SPECS

  • FIT: Core
  • LENGTH: Above Hip

RECOMMENDED WEATHER

  • Intermediate Weather

FABRIC

  • SHELL: 100% Flight Nylon
  • LINING: 100% Nylon
  • FILL: 100%Polyester

RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Dry clean only