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, quintessential nylon flyer’s jacket; lightweight, warm and exceptionally functional. Its style and versatility also made it the first military flight jacket to make the leap into civilian fashion. Even if you are not a pilot, you will find the MA-1 to be one of the best all-purpose jackets you can own! This popular jacket protected our pilots for decades, in the air and on the ground! Import.
The USAF MA-1 Flight Jacket features:
- Nylon outer shell
- 4 snap close pockets
- 2 outside pockets
- 2 inside pockets
- Knit cuffs, collar and waistband
- Zippered combination utility / pen pocket on left sleeve
- Reversible, high visibility orange lining
- Colors: Green, Black, Replica Blue, Coyote Brown, & Gun Metal
- Fit: Normal
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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 attributes of its predecessor, the B-15, because of interference or change in equipment of pilots. The Indian Orange lining was added in 1960 to make the jacket reversible and give it high visibility. The popularity of the jacket allowed the MA-1 to be produced for the civilian population in the sage green and black. The jacket has evolved, but is still the universal jacket in anyone’s wardrobe.