MA-1 Flight Jackets


The MA-1 Flight Jacket

The  MA-1 was used by the United States military forces from 1950 to the early 1980’s.  It is arguably the most popluar military jacket of all time. It was the first jacket Alpha Industries manufactured for the Department of Defense. The first MA-1 jackets were issued around 1949 to United States Air Force, Navy pilots and flight crews. In 1963, the MA-1 was substantially revised by changing the lining to bright orange and making the jacket reversible. If an aircraft was shot down or crashed, the surviving aircrew were instructed to wear the jacket on the orange side to make them more visible to rescue personnel.

The new design also dropped the oxygen mask webbing and radio tabs from the jacket as new technology delivered oxygen and radio directly to the pilot helmets.


MA-1 Flight Jacket

  • Black
  • Gun Metal
  • Maroon
  • Navy
  • Replica Blue
  • Sage Green
  • Stratos

A mid-weight nylon with water resistance and scads of versatility, the MA-1 Navy fighter pilot jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion. Our nylon flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. Our MA-1 jackets are reversible to bright orange, making them 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, which debuted in 1950 and received several revisions during the 1960’s. 

Available in Sage Green, Black, Gun Metal, Maroon, Replica Blue, Stratos, and Navy.
Sizes XS-5X.

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MA-1 Blood Chit Flight Jacket

  • Black
  • Sage Green

Alpha's MA-1 flight jacket with "Blood Chit" sewn on the inside lining was a type of flag that contained a message in several languages identifying an airman as a U.S. Aviator if they were shot down, to aid the airman in avoiding capture and in being returned safely to U.S. Forces.  A reward was offered for this assistance.  

This is a classic flight jacket made for the military for over 40 years and features nylon flight satin outer shell with reversible orange nylon lining with the Blood Chit sewn into it, front closure storm flap, knitted collar, cuffs, and waistband and Alpha signature zippered utility/pencil pocket.

Available in Sage Green, Black.
Sizes XS-5X.

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Leather MA-1 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, 100% wool 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. 

Available in Brown, Black.
Sizes XS-5X.

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MA-1 Flight Jacket with Epaulets

  • Sage Green

We've added a new look to our classic MA-1 Flight Jacket. This jacket features epaulets on the shoulder for a military inspired look. This new edition to the MA-1 jacket family still features the orange interior, making it a reversible for that classic MA-1 military inspired look. 

Available in Sage Green.
Sizes XS-2XL.

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NASA MA-1 Flight Jacket

  • Replica Blue

Outerwear doesn’t get much cooler than our classic MA-1 NASA astronaut flight jacket! This Replica Blue NASA jacket features the 100th Space Shuttle Mission and American flag patches to show off your patriotic tendencies. This genuine astronaut flight jacket also boasts an Alpha signature utility or pencil pocket, a knit collar, cuffs and waistband to keep in warmth, as well as a 100% water repellent, nylon satin flight shell with polyester interlining. It’s out of this world! 

Available in Replica Blue.
Sizes S-3X.

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MA-1 D-TEC

  • Black
  • New Silver
  • Sage
  • Stratos

MA-1 D-TEC

$153.00

Modern fans of military style and construction will want to get their hands on our hooded flight jacket. The MA-1 D-TEC jacket is a contemporary take on the authentic MA-1, with thickly knit cuffs, collar and waistband. Unique part of this Ma-1 Flight Jacket is the removable mock fleece liner that zips out (to be worn without the hood). This hooded flight jacket features a Velcro Alpha logo chest patch and contrast-colored lining. The 100% nylon outer flight shell and poly-fill/nylon lining ensure you’re dry, warm, and protected against the wind.

Available in Black, New Silver, Stratos, Sage.
Sizes XS-5X.

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MA-1 Reissued Flight Jacket

  • Gun Metal
  • Maroon
  • Navy
  • Sage Green

A mid-weight nylon with water resistance and scads of versatility, the MA-1 Navy fighter pilot jacket was the first military flight jacket to cross over into civilian fashion. Our nylon flight jacket includes knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. Our MA-1 jackets are reversible to bright orange, making them 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, which debuted in 1950 and received several revisions during the 1960’s. 

Available in Gun Metal, Maroon, Navy, and Sage Green.
Sizes XS-5X.

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Men's MA-1 Jackets


Boys MA-1 Jackets


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