The Authentic Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Jacket - often copied but never duplicated! This is the classic flight jacket made by Alpha for the military for over 40 years.
The Alpha Industries MA-1 Flight Jacket features a nylong flight satin outer shell with reflective nylon lining. It also includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. There are multiple snap-closure pockets as well as the utility/pencil pocket with the "Remove Before Flight" keychain.
This MA-1 jacket is reversible to bright orange, making it ideal for rescue missions and other times when visibility is imperative. This current version has been kept as close as possible to the classic specifications (dating back to the early 1950’s) and also received several revisions during the 1960’s.
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.
- Nylon flight jacket contains a signature utility/pencil pocket with Remove Before Flight keychain for belongings
- Zipper closure with storm flap
- Knit waistband, cuffs and collar
- Orange, reversible interior
- Comfort rated in temperatures from 25-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
|FLIGHT JACKET SIZE CHART
|14 - 14.5
||35 - 38
|15 - 15.5
||38 - 40
||160 - 175
|16 - 16.5
||42 - 44
||175 - 190
|17 - 17.5
||46 - 48
||190 - 215
|18 - 18.5
||50 - 52
||215 - 230
Note: This is a ‘Tight-Fit’ Jacket.
Fun Facts about the MA-1
Why is the MA-1 orange on the inside?
In 1960, the MA-1 was changed to a reversible jacket with an orange lining instead of green. By reversing their MA-1 jacket to the orange side, downed pilots could easily be located by search and rescue teams.
What is the sleeve pocket on the MA-1 for?
This pocket was originally created to hold a pack of cigarettes.
Why is there a tab on the front of the vintage MA-1?
True to the original military spec, this tab was placed on the front of the jacket so that the pilot could clip his oxygen mask to it.
Why are the "pen bullets" sewn into the MA-1?
These bullets are sewn into the MA-1 to cover the tip of the pen when it is placed in the pen pocket, assuring that the ink does not leak on to the sleeve of the jacket.