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. 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. We started producing the MA-1 flight jacket for the civilian population in the 1970s. Black was added to the military sage green requirement. The jacket has evolved over the years but it is still one of our top sellers and today we produce many variations on this classic flight jacket.
For those seeking the perfect authentic looking, no-frills real leather military aviator jacket, our leather MA 1 is the best possible match. This jacket is 100% genuine leather, offset by a beautiful antiqued brass zipper. The leather navy flight jacket includes comfortable, ribbed knit cuffs/waistband, as well as a diamond patterned polyester quilted lining for all the warmth you need. We’ve also included an embossed Alpha logo, and signature utility/pencil pocket for storage with an authentic look.
- The authentic Leather MA 1 features 100% real leather and embossed Alpha logo for a streamlined, signature look
- An antiqued brass zipper and the 100% wool cuffs/waistband make this genuine leather aviator jacket basic and classic, but undeniably attractive
- Keep warm in both fair and inclement weather with diamond patterned quilted lining; keep the basics on your person with the Alpha signature utility pocket on this leather navy flight jacket
Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging -4°C to 4°C
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