Intermediate weight nylon flight jacket.
The classic U.S. Air Force flight jacket for over 50 years. Introduced in the 1950’s the MA-1 became the classic flight jacket of the jet age.
Designed for use in the cold weather climate (-5°C). Reversible to high-visibility Indian orange for use in emergencies. By reversing their jacket to the orange side, downed pilots could easily be located by search and rescue teams. The MA-1 jacket was introduced in 1959 and issued to pilots until 1977.
Chuck Yeager was wearing this jacket when he broke the sound barrier. 57 sewing operations in the manufacturing of every Alpha MA-1 assumes quality construction.