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Overview

This is the initial launch of our MA-1 Flight Jacket project.  We intend to do small batches of different versions throughout various seasons and years.

Limited to 300 total units in Black, this is truly a unique and special product to own.

With the introduction of jet aircraft in the late 1940s aviators began to fly at higher altitudes and in colder temperatures, precipitating a demand for a new type of flight jacket. 

This eventually evolved into the MA-1 jacket. Building on this legacy of functional design and iconic styling, we reimagined this classic style for 21st century missions in and out of the cockpit.

Details

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Fit

  • Relaxed

Materials

Main 

  • 100% Nylon 

  • 2.75 oz/yd² (93.24 g/m²)

  • DWR 

  • Made in USA 

Lining

  • 100% Nylon 

  • 2.8 oz/yd² (95 g/m²)

  • Made in the USA 

Insulation: Polartec Alpha 

  • 100% Polyester - 100% RECYCLED POLYESTER! 

  • 120gms (3.5oz)

  • DWR 

  • Warp Knit 

  • Made in the USA 

Rib: 

  • 97.7% Nylon, 2.9% Elastane 

  • 794 g/m² (23.oz/yd²) 

Zipper Configuration & Trims 

  • #8 YKK metal zippers at center front 

  • #5 YKK metal zippers  pockets 

  • #5 YKK coil zippers on sleeve pocket

  • YKK snaps in pockets 

  • Mesh grommets in armpits

  • Dummy cord in pockets 

  • Grosgrain zipper guard 

  • TAD 000 zipper pull in hand pockets 

  • TAD zipper plug in sleeve pocket 

Logos & Labels

  • TAD Topo locker loop 

  • TAD Logo Ranger Eye

Made in USA

Logos & Labels

  • TAD Topo locker loop 

  • Internal Size Label 

  • Internal Care & Content Label 

  • TAD glow in the dark ranger eye 

Care Instructions: 

MACHINE WASH COLD

GENTLE CYCLE

DO NOT BLEACH

DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER

DO NOT DRY CLEAN

TUMBLE DRY LOW

REMOVE PROMPTLY

Made in USA

The first MA-1 jackets were issued to United States Air Force and Navy pilots and flight crews. Small numbers were also issued to Army flight personnel.

In May 1944, this aircraft would see its second encounter with Japanese aircraft and claim two more aerial victories:

"So, I see some zeros heading towards me, by this time the flights had pretty well broken up and they were more or less flying individually. I could see an airplane that had spotted me and headed towards me, I headed towards him he kept coming and coming, when he got pretty big in my sights I figured he’s well within range now. I squeezed the trigger and I was shooting at him, he was shooting at me. I couldn’t see the bullets but I could hear tracers going by, you could hear those things, when they get real close to the wing they go “ping” “ping” “ping”. That’s when I realized those were bullets going by and that’s a super sonic shock wave hitting the wing making that noise. All of a sudden the canopy just got so big in my gunsight that I knew he was real close and he went right over the top of my airplane and when he did he was close enough I could both hear and feel this whomp as he went by."

Pilot LT P.R. Adair

Styled With
Flight Pocket

Flight Pocket

An evolved array of storage options on the left bicep keep critical tools close at hand.

Aviator-style glasses stash neatly into a protective full length pocket, while pens, tire gauges, and other tools all have dedicated slots.

A vertically zippered pocket provides secure storage and ready access to electronics or identification cards.

Functional Comfort

Functional Comfort

Comfortable 1x1 ribbed elastane cuff and hem provide a close fit and function as a closure point to reduce wind and debris from getting under the jacket.

Moisture Management

Moisture Management

The DWR treated shell works in conjunction with the hydrophobic properties of Polartec® Alpha™ to resist moisture absorption and dries quickly, while maintaining a high warmth to weight ratio.

Internal Carry Internal Carry

Internal Carry

High capacity, angled interior pockets are optimized for access in confined spaces.
Keep larger electronics close to your core and insulated from the cold to extend battery life, stash gloves or hats for ready access, or stow your flask of post-mission libations.

Internal Carry

High capacity, angled interior pockets are optimized for access in confined spaces.
Keep larger electronics close to your core and insulated from the cold to extend battery life, stash gloves or hats for ready access, or stow your flask of post-mission libations.

Secure Storage

Secure Storage

Zippered exterior hand pockets provide quick warmth and secure storage.

Heat Regulation

Heat Regulation

Mesh grommets located in the under arms provide venting.

THE PIPER SUPER CUB HAS BEEN CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE ULTIMATE BACKCOUNTRY AIRPLANE. IT COULD LAND AND TAKE OFF WHERE NO OTHER AIRPLANE DARED GO. EXCELLENT LOW-SPEED MANNERS, RELIABILITY AND VERSATILITY ASSURED ITS PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF BACK COUNTY PILOTS.

The ‘Black Bird’ Piper Cub is an exclusively built aircraft for TacAero and is featured in Triple Aught Design’s Mission Capable film.   TacAero is industry leading experts in training elite aviators.

Proudly Made In USA

Proudly Made In USA

Made In USA and applied with thorough design, high attention to detail, and strict tolerances to ensure the MA-1 meets your most rigorous needs.

Polartec® Alpha™

Polartec® Alpha™

Polartec’s revolutionary Alpha® material, developed alongside US Special Forces and now adopted as their standard issued insulation, is an advanced, breathable insulation technology that works during both rest and dynamic phases in the field.

Styled With

The ScanEagle emerged as the result of a strategic alliance between Boeing and Insitu. The resulting technology has been successful as a portable Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for autonomous surveillance in the battlefield, and was deployed August 2004 in the Iraq War.

Insitu announced that the ScanEagle had totaled 500,000 combat flight hours and over 56,000 sorties by July 2011, playing a critical role global military operations paving the way for future UAS and UAV technologies.

A SPECIAL ’THANK YOU’ TO THE Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum, TAC Aero, and Sangin Instruments for playing critical roles in helping our team bring the story of the MA-1 Flight Jacket to life.