The Original Pilot® AO Frames Only Sunglasses are made with the high quality of American Optical frames but require prescription lenses. The US Armed Forces best-kept secret is now available to you! Performance-tested with classic aviator styling and is standard-issue to all branches of the US Military. They have been a favorite of US military pilots and aviators for more than 50 years! Engineered to rigid military specs and issued to millions of US soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen since 1958. Made in the USA.
U.S. Wings recently added to OTEXA’s Made in U.S.A. Database
The Original Pilot® AO Sunglasses (Frames Only) features:
- Steel Alloy Frames
- Comes with a soft protective carrying case
- Note: No lenses.
- One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty*
- Sizes: 52 mm, 55 mm, & 57 mm
- Colors: Black, Gold & Silver
The AO company began in 1826. William Beecher came to Southbridge for an apprenticeship in Providence, RI. This is where he learned the jeweler’s trade. In the years of this trade, he encountered with a pair of typically crude imported spectacles. He decided that he could do better. During WWII, AO led the industry with new optical products. They supplied the US Government with new products; gun-sights, bomb-sights, AR glass, aviation goggles, and instrument applications. The Flight Goggle 58, known as the Original Pilot Sunglasses, were also produced for the US military. It provided pilots with protection, optical performance and comfort. They were the first pair of sunglasses to be on a mission to the moon. Also featured in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.