MA-1 POW/MIA "You Are Not Forgotten" Flight Jacket
  • MA-1 POW/MIA "You Are Not Forgotten" Flight Jacket
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Mid-Weight

Mid-Weight

Suitable for mild or colder winter climates ranging 25F to 40F

    MA-1 POW/MIA "You Are Not Forgotten" Flight Jacket

    $325.00

    Item: CJW47501C1

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    Product Details

    To honor POW/MIA Recognition Day, which always falls on the 3rd Friday of September, we created twenty-five limited-edition MA-1 Flight Jackets. Established by Congress in 1998, the day honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. The jacket pays tribute to these heroes and their families; it is inclusive of all services and conflicts. A portion of the proceeds will go to the POW/MIA National League of Families.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Due to a production delay these jackets will ship on Oct 1
    • Features chest POW/MIA Flag Patch, U.S. Armed Services patches on the right arm and a US Flag on the left above Alpha's signature zippered utility/pencil pocket
    • Back features a large POW/MIA Patch along with patches for different military operations
    • Includes "Remove Before Flight" tag
    • Core MA-1 Fit

    Product History

    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.
    Size ChartHow to Measure

    Select a Region:

     NeckchestwaisthipSleeveHeightweight
    2XS14-14 1/229-3126-2829-3130-31Regular 5'6" to 6'120-130
    XS14-14 1/232-3428-3032-3431-32 130-145
    S14-14 1/235-3830-3235-3832-33 145-160
    M15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4033-34 160-175
    L16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4434-35 175-190
    XL17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4835-36 190-215
    2XL18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5236-37 215-230
    3XL19-19 1/254-5648-5054-5637-38 230-245
    4XL20-20 1/258-6052-5458-6038-39 245-260
    5XL20-20 1/262-6456-5862-6439-40 260-275
    MT15-15 1/238-4033-3538-4034-35Tall 6'1" to 6'4"170-185
    LT16-16 1/242-4436-3842-4435-36 185-200
    XLT17-17 1/246-4840-4246-4836-37 200-225
    2xlt18-18 1/250-5244-4650-5237-38 225-240
    HeightWeightNeckChestWaistHipSleeve
    XXS168-18354-5936-3774-7966-7174-7976-79
    XS168-18359-6636-3781-8671-7681-8679-81
    S168-18366-7336-3789-9776-8189-9781-84
    M168-18373-7938-3997-10284-8997-10284-86
    L168-18379-8641-42107-11291-97107-11286-89
    XL168-18386-9843-44117-122102-107117-12289-91
    2XL168-18398-10446-47127-132112-117127-13291-94
    3XL168-183104-11148-50137-142122-127137-14294-97
    4XL168-183111-11851-52147-152132-137147-15297-99
    5XL168-183118-12551-52157-163142-147157-16399-102
    MT185-19377-8438-3997-10284-8997-10286-89
    LT185-19384-9141-42107-11291-97107-11289-91
    XLT185-19391-10243-44117-122102-107117-12291-94
    2XLT185-193102-10946-47127-132112-117127-13294-97

    How to Measure:

    Men's Measurement Guide
    NECK

    Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.

    CHEST

    Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.

    WAIST

    Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.

    SLEEVE LENGTH

    With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).

    HIP

    Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

    INSEAM

    Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.

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