The Kid’s MA-1 Flight Jacket may be small in size, but offers the same features as the adult MA-1 jacket. The USAF MA-1 Flight Jacket is a classic USAF nylon flight jacket. Next to the A-2, the USAF MA-1 Flight jacket is perhaps the most iconic flight jacket issued by the USAF. This classic, introduced in the 1950’s, is a quintessential nylon flyer’s jacket. Imported.
The Kid’s MA-1 Flight Jacket features:
- 100% Water repellent nylon outer shell
- Orange polyfil interlining
- 4 Snap close pockets (2 outside, 2 inside)
- Zipper over storm flap
- Knit collar, cuffs, & waistband
- Utility/pencil pocket on left sleeve
- Reversible, high visibility Indian orange lining
- Colors: Green & Black
- Fit: Trim (Runs small. We recommend to order a size larger for a more normal fit)
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 was added to make 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 military green and black. The jacket has evolved, but is still the universal jacket in anyone’s wardrobe.