The USAF MA-1 Flight Jacket Authentic US Military issue . This classic, introduced in the 1950’s, is a quintessential nylon flyer’s jacket. This workhorse is made for use in cold weather climates, 20 degrees F and above. Materials and workmanship are of the highest quality. Even if you’re not a pilot, you will find the MA-1 to be the best all-purpose jacket you can own! This popular jacket protected our pilots for decades, in the air and on the ground! P
We have added the Leather US Flag to the outside for our Freedom Line Jackets. This jacket is definitely a collector’s item.
The Freedom Line USAF MA-1 Flight Jacket features:
- Military grade Nylon satin outer shell
- Water repellent
- Nylon flight lining
- Polyester batting interlining
- Front closure storm flap
- Knit collar, waistband and cuffs
- Zippered utility / pencil pocket on the left sleeve
- Double pull tab on heavy duty Mil-Spec zipper
- Reversible high visibility orange lining
- Leather US Flag Patch sewn onto back of jacket
- Color: Green
- Fit: Normal
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!
The MA-1 History
The MA-1 became the flight jacket of US Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew in the 1950s. It discarded the previous attributes of its predecessor, the B-15, because of interference or change in equipment of pilots. The Indian orange lining makes the jacket reversible and give it a high visibility. This will allow rescue personnel to see the pilot if a plane crashed. Popularity led to the production for the civilian population in the sage green and black, and now replica blue. The jacket has evolved, but is still the universal jacket in anyone’s wardrobe.