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Monthly Archives: April 2012

  • Friday Feast: 100th Bomb Group Restaurant

    Perfectly positioned adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the aviation imbued 100th Bomb Group Restaurant has unbeatable  panoramic front seats to the take off and landing displays of air crafts. Along with sights of a higher caliber, the menu boasts a range of dishes of only the finest execution. The hoisin glazed beef skewers and broiled jumbo lump crab cake appetizers are complemented by the blackened rib eye open sandwich and shrimp and bree entrée, while being perfectly set off by the extensive wine and beverage menu. Decorated with pictures and memorabilia of the 100th Bomb Group it is named after, this restaurant is a unique, one of a kind establishment which boasts both good food and history in a tasteful manner.

    20920 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH 44135
    (216) 267-1010


  • IWC NYC Launch

    Earlier this week, Swiss time piece artisans, IWC Schaffhausen launched their new NYC flagship store, marking the event with a celebrity studded grand opening. Following the IWC and Cockpit USA Top Gun collection collaboration, of course our very own President Jeff Clyman, EVP Jacky Clyman and Rudy Gonzales were in attendance. Take a look at coverage of the evening on

    IWC Schaffhausen NYC Launch

    It was a night of celebration when the Swiss based IWC Schaffhausen watch company launched their much anticipated first flagship boutique in New York City.

    Known for their time piece expertise, the IWC’s 3,000 square foot, bi-level boutique is designed to a gentlemen’s lounge aerial. Located on 535 Madison Avenue, the Portuguese inspired entrance pays homage to the great seafarers of Portugal, while the Ingenuity and Underwater installments serve as a canvas to their beautifully designed chronograph and pressure-resistant pieces.

    The World of Aviation stood out particularly as the recent collaboration between Cockpit USA and IWC’s leather A-2 hung heroically in the modernly designed pilot hangar. The Top Gun and Pilot watch collections were shown alongside an interactive flight experience.

    IWC’s CEO Georges Kern and North American President Gianfranco D’Attis hosted the launch party to celebrate the architectural efforts of Nicholas Kaeser. The event was filled with celebrities such as Adriana Lima, Chris Hemsworth, the handsome Joe Manganillo and Channing Tatum  and yes, Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes. Alongside the stars of the evening were a few renowned fashion journalists including Michael Williams of, publisher of GQ, and Matt Reicky of Men’s Threads. One of my stlye favorites Pedro Andrade looked ever so dapper.

    Please take a peak at some sneaky images captured during last night’s event…



  • We 'LIKE' the American Airpower Museum

    As proud sponsors, we at Cockpit USA not only like the American Airpower Museum... we kind of love it too! This week the AAM hit the 2200 'likes' count on Facebook and we want to invite Cockpit USA fans to get in on the action too. If you enjoy aviation and our flight jackets, then the AAM is just the ticket! Go the the AAM Facebook page and click 'LIKE' for timely updates on what's going on at the Long Island hub of flying and fun!

  • Doolittle Raid Reunion

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the WWII Doolittle Raid, the American Air Musuem's B-25 'Miss Hap' took part in a fly by in Dayton, Ohio along with a fleet of other bombers in respect to the bravery of those who took part and are no longer with us. This video as captured by the Washington Times shows off the days proceeding beautifully...


  • History Class: Doolittle Raid


    To commemorate the success of the American Airpower Museum's 'Miss Hap' participation in the  Doolittle Raid Reunion event in Ohio last week, as proud sponsors, we at Cockpit USA want to give the history behind the WWII air raid. The historic day commenced on April 18 1942 as sixteen U.S. Army Air Force B-25 bombers took to the skies from the USN's aircraft carrier, USS Hornet in the Western Pacific Ocean on a mission towards Japan. Planned and pioneered by Lieutenant Colonel James 'Jimmy' Doolittle, the raid was the first of its kind by the Americans on Japan during WWII and despite the little material damage it caused, the venture succeeded in raising national morale in the in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941, proving Japan to be vulnerable counterparts. For your visual pleasure, we rooted through the archives and dug up an iconic image of a B-25 taking flight on that very day 70 years ago along with a photograph of the flight and ground team in front of the AAM's 'Miss Hap' B-25 just days ago.

  • Another Satisfied Customer: A-2 Jacket

    "The quality of materials and construction of my newly purchased A-2 jacket is impressive, and obviously it is built to last. I would note that what makes this garment unique is its heavy weight. This makes the coat warm, but also unusually comfortable as the weight sort of makes the coat envelop the wearer in a way you don't feel with a lighter material. This is my second A2 jacket and I wear it constantly."

    - CN

  • Movie Monday: All Quiet On The Western Front

    Based on the novel of the same name by German writer, Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet On The Western Front is a harrowing movie about the actualities of war. Told from the point of view of a group of German schoolboys freshly recruited into the army upon encouragement by a jingoistic teacher, the story reveals the human experience of the tragedies of battle rather than the conceptual heroics. Although not an uplifting film, the cinematic display of World War I as directed by Lewis Milestone deservedly won the very first Academy Award for Best Director and Outstanding Production. With stars such as Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander this is a Cockpit USA 'one to watch' on a rainy day.

  • Friday Feast: 94th Aero Squadron

    Named in honor of the most famous unit of American air power, the 94th Aero Squadron restaurant keeps in theme with its name, boasting military memorabilia as its decor and the runways of Port Columbus Airport as its view. Not bad, huh? With its stone fireplace and wooden accents, the restaurant is as cozy as it is delicious. The menu boasts awards and we can see why. With an assortment of the finest meats, from prime rib to steaks, fresh seafood, pasta and chicken, 94th Aero Squadron has it covered. If you ever needed an excuse to venture out to Ohio, let this be it..!
    94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
    5030 Sawyer Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219
    Phone: 614-237-8887
    Fax: 614-237-8932

  • Another Satisfied Customer: B-3 Jacket

    "I rarely write reviews for products that I purchase over the internet but this time I had to make an exception. I've wanted a B-3 since I was a little kid watching old war movies on TV and when I decided to purchase one, I found a number of options available online. However the look of the Cockpit B-3 appealed to me and Jacky was wonderful in answering all of my questions and generally making sure that I would be happy with my purchase. Now that I've received my B-3, I couldn't be happier with the fit and quality of the product. If you're looking for a quality jacket made in the USA, from a company that treats their customers well, I highly recommend Cockpit USA. You won't be disappointed."

    - Andy

  • AAM Archive: Glamorous Gal

    As proud sponsors of the American Air Power Museum, we at Cockpit USA must admit we are self confessed aircraft nerds. After much rummaging through reams of footage taken at the hangars and runways in Farmingdale, Long Island, we have unearthed this little gem of a video of P-51 'Glamorous Gal'. It is definitely for the most enthusiastic of airplane lovers... Listen the the whir of the engine!




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