This one was my third one in 40 years and I think it's the best one at a very good price !! My Father flew the B-17 bomber then when the P-51 Mustang with the RR engine came out transferred to the 8th Army Air Corp and flew the P-51 Scout Patrol. Thursday, June 02, 2016 great jacket by Michael from Wilmington DE USA Pros: Good price, great fit Cons: none Review: Just like the one that was issued to me in the Air force. Have bought several for friends overseas and they love the quality And delivered quickly. It is comfortable, fits great (one size larger than normal) plenty pockets, inner pockets if you want to conceal something, and I think it will be plenty warm. Always climbing around the aircraft it was comfortable. Every time I wear it someone wants to know "where did you get it? Always check the color for ordering our USAF Flight Jackets were the sage green. Airman KADO,1501st FMS, Travis AFB, C-124C/C-130H's. It was design to make it very comfortable for a pilot sitting in a cramp cockpit therefore it's best when driving as well. by Dianna from Richmond IN USA Pros: My spouse loves his new MA1. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Excellent product, well made. Cons: Zipper a little stiff, but he said it was like that on the original jacket he had. The only complaint I would have would be the zipper. by Brent from Tulsa OK USA Review: This flight jacket came in quick. I usually wear a large jacket but read the information that these run small. Really warm and breaks the wind during cold morning pre flights on the ramp. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Brought back memories by Fred from Cranston RI USA Pros: Warm and comfortable.
Colonel Robert Whitlow remained in the Air Force and was the First Directer of Athletic at the Air Force Academy. Any problem with your order and they will call you right away Was this Review Helpful to you? Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Kate from Spokane WA Review: A warning to anyone who believes that this or any product is made in the USA.is not! Friday, January 09, 2015 Perfect Gift by Sandra from Reno NV USA Review: My brother asked for a new flight jacket for Christmas and said he thought I would have trouble find one. Thursday, January 08, 2015 One Great Jacket by John from Marietta OH USA Pros: It keeps you nice and warm AND dry Cons: Haven't found any yet Review: I loved this jacket when I was in the USAF way back..hasn't changed even though I have! Monday, December 22, 2014 Excellent fit an finish by Greg j from Baltimore , md Pros: Great value,excellent materials Cons: None Review: Very well made. I would pay whatever the price to get the original quality but this is probably the best replica one can find in the market and since I am only wear it for the memory so I am fine with it. It has been manufactured with an eye toward the original details & the quality is exceptional. Monday, February 18, 2013 Excellent Product by Charles from Phoenix AZ USA Pros: Comfortable & Very Warm Cons: None Review: Great service, quick shipping, excellent product, good price. Review: After reading the comments, I did order a size larger and I'm glad I did. Cons: Couild be a little better insulated Review: Fits good. The zipper does not seem to be has heavy as the original MA-1. Cons: None Review: If you're looking for a jacket that keeps you warm, buy it! Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Ken from Elmira NY USA Pros: quality material and workmanship.
I believe the jacket was with him for all those years and now a close replica of the Colonel's jacket is proudly worn by his Grandson. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Not a great jacket for pilots by Rick from Decatur IN USA Pros: Looks and comfort. Review: It looks nice and fits well and is very comfortable. I feel deceived, I thought this was a genuine article. He was thrilled when he opened his package and says it is PERFECT! Cons: There should be an alternate version of the MA1 for purchase, using a wool-blend interlining, for those who live in colder regions. My husband is thrilled with the jacket and says it is exactly what he had when serving in the military. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by DD from Montevideo MN USA Pros: Fits good. Cons: Sticky zipper Review: Just like the one I had when I was flying.
However it lack proper pockets enough to fit what a pilot wants handy. The zippered pocket is not deep enough and the inside pockets are not deep enough to keep something, such as a cell phone or electronic flight computer, from falling out. Review: My husband & I were both in the Air Force in the mid to late 70s & as law enforcement personnel stationed in the Midwest, we were issued MA1s. I had my unit patches sewed onto it and it looks great! Friday, January 18, 2013 I would by this product again.
They do seem to run small: I'm 5' 11", 170 lb and every other jacket I own is a Medium; this one's a Large and I like the fit. Monday, October 28, 2013 nice jacket, but zipper is of poor quality by Dennis from Boyne City MI USA Pros: looks ok, comes in large sizes. Monday, October 21, 2013 Good Quality by Boomer from Macungie PA USA Pros: Heavy duty zipper and reverseable are great features. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Lynn from Vancouver WA USA Review: My husband was in the Air Force in his younger days and has always loved this jacket. Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Love the Jacket, hate the zipper by Michael from Humble tx USA Pros: Good price for the quality of jacket Cons: zippers need to be changed Review: I enjoy the jacket so much, I purchase one in each color. Saturday, February 19, 2011 by Karen from Nazareth PA USA Pros: the jacket is a keeper for sure Cons: no cons Review: Bought the jacket for my husband who was in the Air Force and still had his frayed original. Plus if and when needed in an emergency situaution, it is reversable. It is perfect for my flight operations, and the price is certainly reasonable. Thursday, January 13, 2011 Overall Good Value by Dick. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by lindsay from greenville SC USA Pros: My jacket fit perfectly! Cons: NONEReview: I have truly enjoyed wearing my nylon flight jacket that was ordered in Dec., 2010. I intend to purchase another for my nephew, but he wants one that is like what the Air Force F-16 pilots wear--got one?? The jacket feels good when you have it on and you feel walking on a cloud. The stiching is very good and the material is absolutely top notch. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 MA-1 Nylon Flight Jacket a big HIT by A Customer from Naperville IL USA Pros: Great design of pockets, Fit is very good.
Cons: poor Zipper, may be non MILSPECReview: Zipper is of poor quality, and particularly difficult to start. Cons: None Review: Great looks, just like the old days ('68 USMC issued ). He lost the one he had and was surprised when I got him this new one for Christmas. All three jackets are very good in quality, except for the zippers. I bought this one for him and he just loves it and it looks great. Suggested this to a friend and she bought it for her son too and he as also was thrilled. by William from Mclean VA USA Pros: very warm with great button pockets Cons: zipper is very hard work properly Review: The zipper machanism is shoddy at best and very hard to zip! Thursday, February 03, 2011 MA- Nylon Flight Jacket - Fantastic by Jonathan from Tropical Montana Review: A gift for my wife who loves it and wears it all the time. Does everything the mil-spec version does for 1/4 the cost. from Whitmore Lake MI USA Pros: Fits well, looks nice, is well made Cons: Metal teeth on zipper are quite sharp where it joins to the cloth, resulting in scratching of skin if not careful. One of the other pilots in my CAP squadron bought a cheaper jacket and she was very unhappy with hers after looking at the Alpha Industries jacket I purchased from "My Pilot Store". If you want the real deal buy an Alpha Industries MA-1 from My Pilot Store. Sunday, February 21, 2010 fit isn't great for the recipient by Christine from Northville MI USA Review: Maybe for others, but for my enthusiastic and new pilot brother, this didn't make the cut! Cons: Rides up the back a bit Review: This jacket was purchased as a gift for my pilot brother-in-law.
I just wear as a regular jacket but not for flying. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 break it in by peter from Maggie Valley NC USA Pros: a classic Cons: a bit stiff Review: Like it very much, It just needs breaking in. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 I would buy this product again by Cathy from Hagerstown MD USA Pros: Nice and warm Cons: first one the bottom elastic waist lost its shape. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 it's great by Sharon from Easley SC USA Review: Bought this for my husband for Christmas. Unfortunately, whenever our squadron's outerwear was updated, I was forced to relinquish mine. I like everything about the coat except for the zipper. by Bill from Rustburg VA USA Review: This is identical to what we were issued in the Air Force.
The pockets seem a bit too high and the collar needs to loosen up. The second one the bottom of the zipper pulled apart so he must be careful when he zips it up. Review: Mys husband likes the jacket, so much this is the third one he owns. Monday, February 16, 2015 Best jacket that I've ever owned! My request to be allowed to keep it, fell on deaf ears. Cons: none Review: It was just like the one that I wore in ((VET_ NAM ) but no blood stains on it. The jacket brings back a lot of memories and I have been able to locate most of the patches I wore at that time which will be sewn on. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Todd from Whittier, CA Review: As memory serves Alpha'a MA-1 jacket is just like what I wore those many years ago in the USAF. only issue I had was the long shipping time of one week.I now push the "flap"with my thum to correct the problem. Can you purt it in the washing machine on "delicates? On Thursday, June 30, 2011 a customer asked: Q: Is there a tag inside that says MA-1 listing size and gov. This tag is inside the pocket and not inside the collar of the jacket because it is a fully reversible jacket.On Tuesday, September 28, 2010 a customer asked: Q: Is the zipper a "YKK"?The MA1 recently purchased from your website is the most like the original that I've found. Problem with sizing: Although it is an XL, it is short through the torso. As well as being a very serviceable jacket it brings back a lot of old memories. Cons: None Review: Just like the one I wore in the Air Force. The look on his face and the happiness he showed was well worth the price I paid for the jacket.The only negative is that the interlining should be more dense. by dave l from Pick City ND USA Pros: Very warm and fits nice. Problem with assembly: Stitching is not consistent - bunching of material in front around zipper and on sleeves,sloppy stitching around cuffs. Monday, January 14, 2013 Number 1 Jacket by Ray from Gaffney SC USA Pros: well made and fits perectly. I plan on sewing on my old leather name tag and am ready to go. He got the jacket and I got the pleasure of making an old friend happy.The Authentic Alpha MA-1 Flight Jacket, often copied but never duplicated. Air Force and Navy pilots, the most recognizable feature is the jacket itself!