Alpha Industries MA-1 Hooded Rib Flight Jacket
A hooded flight jacket silhouette with a nylon, water repellent hood.
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed.
Features of the Jacket:
- Water Resistant
- Onion-quilted lining
- Removable nylon hood
- MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
- Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
- Removable Alpha patch on chest
- One exterior upper body pocket
- Two exterior welt pockets
- One interior welt pocket
- Knit collar, cuffs and waistband
- Fit: Standard
- Length: Above Hip
- Intermediate Weather
- Shell: 100% Flight Nylon
- Lining: 100% Nylon
- Fill: 100% Polyester
- RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Dry Clean only
STOCKED ITEM. Usually available for pickup in our store in Las Vegas, or would ship ASAP. The purchaser is responsible for conforming to all applicable Country, State and Local laws. All items with a combined total of $100.00 or any collectable items (one of a kind) will be shipped with SIGNATURE REQUIRED.