Ask your question and see previous Q & A about this product.Monday, December 11, 2017 Excellent Quality by Billy from Richmond VA USA Pros: It makes the Grade A Cons: None Review: Just like the last one I ordered..the BEST.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. I normally wear size large, but ordered an XL and it fit great! Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Great Jacket by raymond from Sylmar CA USA Review: Exactly what we needed. Then smooth Review: I am very happy with my jacket. I never thought I would find the same thing like it again. The sewing quality was much better you wouldn't be able to identify individual stitch like this one. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Love it by Gary from Chapel Hill NC USA Pros: Very warm. Snaps instead of zippers on main pockets Review: Great jacket. If you are looking for a close replica this is the one for you.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.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. UPS delivered it today and I was pleasantly surprised, it was exactly like the jacket I was issued while serving in the Air Force. by Craig...retired pilot from Omaha, NE Review: On my third Alpha. All 3 have superior quality which has not changed over the years. The cut and fit are generous and it's comfortable to wear -- either on a Cross-country or just kicking back and "hanger flying" with my fellow pilot friends. Monday, September 29, 2014 I bought 10 of them for my family by Sam from Van nuys CA USA Review: Last year I bought 1 for my dad and he's love it , when he wear it, my 2 brothers and uncles, brother-in-laws all likes it, that is why I did order 10 for my family, cost me a lot of money but I love to see them wear the nice pilot jacket, the reason I gave 4 stars, one of the jacket the zipper not easy to unzip, that is why 4 stars, Was this Review Helpful to you? Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Great Birthday by A Customer from Chubbuck ID USA Pros: Excellent Review: Blast from the Past. He said it was a great replacement for the one he was issued in the late seventies. Monday, June 09, 2014 by Captain Gary Moscato/Vessel Captain from Review: From a C-124 Flight Test Crewman, I lost my original jacket some years ago. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Glad I bought this flight jacket by Mike from Laceys Spring AL USA Pros: Had my size Cons: none Review: Just like the one I had when I was flying in the USAF. The zipper was heavier and made of copper with some coating to make it slick. My father was in the Air Force for 30 years; whenever I could I would wear his MA-1 and always wanted one of my own.Colonel Robert Whitlow remained in the Air Force and was the First Directer of Athletic at the Air Force Academy. And it fit like a glove, the zipper was heavy duty, and did not stick or hang up. Found a Rothco in a local store for less $$ but that made me go right back to Alpha! A size bigger works well and all 3 of mine had great zippers! Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by TK from New Haven CT USA Pros: Reversible jacket with dayglow orange inside. One detail that really like are the pen pockets on the sleeve -- they include "hidden" plastic tip protectors to keep pen and pencils from poking through the fabric. Saturday, September 20, 2014 More than I expected by B52's and Gam 77's from Greenville Tx Pros: I'll buy some more for Christmas gifts Cons: Have to pay attention when starting zipper. It was sooo loved by the thief it was never seen again! The orange lining one the lighter MA-1 was made of satin cloth shiny and slick easy to slip your hands in and out. This jacket reminds me so much of his, almost the same quality.The quality of the one purchased from My Pilot Store is of highest quality and better that some issued to me in the military. Tuesday, March 07, 2017 He Loves It by KAREN from Conifer CO USA Review: My husband outgrew his old flight jacket and gave it to me; so he was elated to replace it with a new one. Based on what we had in the Military this is as good as or better than the original. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Authentic Bomber Jacket by Jeffrey from Corinth MS USA Pros: Professional construction. Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Much better than ever before! by Charles from Somerville NJ USA Review: This jacket is exactly like the one issued to me during my time in the Air Force. Thursday, January 28, 2016 Thinking of buying one for myself also. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Just what I was hoping for.Cons: "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" STREAMER DISTRACTSReview: Perfect fit. by Charles Baden from Tyngsboro MA USA Pros: Comfort, Two inside and two outside pockets, good quality collar, cuffs and waistband Cons: N/AReview: Genuine Alpha MA-1 as advertised and described. I gifted the original to my father-in-law and regretted it ever since. by David from Corpus Christi TX USA Pros: Great look and feel. by Craig from Auburn AL USA Pros: Comfort and style Cons: None for me Review: I could not be more pleased with this flight jacket. (I wear a large, so the extra large you advised me to order was perfect.) It really turns heads. by steven from West Babylon NY USA Pros: This jacket is as advertised, well made Cons: None yet Review: This jacket was exactly what I was looking for.
The XL jacket will also cover and conceal my pistol (which is a requirement in TX). Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Great Item - good quality by Jeffrey from East Walpole MA USA Pros: Well made, great quality for price. Review: The only thing the "Pilot's Jacket" is lacking is a F-117 to strap on your back! Tuesday, January 07, 2014 I would recommend this to a veteran buddy by Don from Saint Joseph MI USA Pros: SUPER WARMCons: Zipper is a little tough sometime. by ezracer from Nottingham MD USA Pros: well made and warm Cons: none Review: The quality of this jacket is excellent. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 heavier than I remember by David from Yalaha FL USA Pros: very well made. Monday, January 30, 2012 by A Customer from Ontario CA USA Pros: great look Cons: metal zippers do stick but it looks more authentic Review: A pleasant surprise!! The man who helped me order it helped to pick the correct size. I had seen some knock-offs with a cheaper zipper, and was very happy to see that the zipper for the jacket was old school. by James from Galesburg IL USA Pros: good workmanship Cons: none Review: The jacket met my expectation. Every time I wear it I remember those adventure filled days.
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.
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.
I tolerate the zippers because I like the jackets so much Was this Review Helpful to you? Another reviewer was right,when they said zipper was very sharp! Service and shipping were excellent Cons: No cons what so ever Review: Much more than my expectations. The single negative is that the metal zipper is quite sharp and scratches skin if the zipper is left open a bit, like at the neck area. I'm about to try using some fine sandpaper to try to dull the back side of the teeth. Cons: None that I can think ok Review: This flight jacket is awesome. by Ed, retired pilot from Breinigsville PA USA Pros: Warm, durable and attractive. A: This is a mid-weight jacket suitable for colder to mild climates.
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 I never leave home without it by Peter J from Quincy MA USA Review: Jacket is light,warm,and goodlooking. Cons: Seems to run a bit small Review: What I expected in mil. It is comfort rated in temperatures from 25-40 degrees Fahrenheit.