Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. An addition to the jacket in 1960 was the reversibility to show off an Indian Orange lining. The reason being if a plane crashed, the pilot could reverse the jacket to the orange side to signal rescue personnel. Alpha Industries' first government contract for the MA-1 was awarded in 1963. They started producing the MA-1 flight jacket for the civilian population in the 1970s.
Midweight flight jacket sports a water-resistant flight nylon shell and a contrast nylon lining.
Assorted Apollo mission patches adorn the back.
Commemorative Apollo 11 mission patch and NASA meatball patch on chest. American flag patch on sleeve.
Rib knit collar, cuffs, and hem.
Zip front closure.
Signature zipper utility/pencil pocket on sleeve with red "Remove Before Flight" tag.
Snap-flap exterior pockets and snap-button welt interior pockets.
Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F.
Shell & Lining: 100% nylon;Cuffs & Fill: 100% polyester;Collar & Hem: 99% polyester, 1% spandex.
Length: 約 66.04 cm