Our Nomex flight jackets are the real deal!
The military had a problem with earlier nylon jackets. The material offered no protection against flames and melt onto the pilot during fires. They needed a flight jacket that was fire-retardant. In 1972, the need produced the CWU, Cold Weather Uniform, in two different weights. The 36/P, summer, and the 45/P, winter, flight jackets. Made of NOMEX fabric, a Dupont product known for its outstanding thermal, chemical & radiation resistance. The Nomex jacket is still being issued to USAF pilots today. Current government-issued and made to US Military specifications. Nomex is a flame-resistant material used in garments worn by military pilots, tankers, firefighters, race car drivers, etc.