"Born in America, raised in the skies" Fall 2018 saw the launch of Cockpit USA's collaboration with Allen Edmonds and the "Artisans of Freedom" project. Shot at the American Airpower Museum, watch The Cockpit USA story.
Atlanta GA, September 21-25, 2016, Cockpit USA, and the American Airpower museum had the honor of participating in the 75th Anniversary commemoration of the American Volunteer Group (AVG). Two of the three surviving members of the AVG were in attendance, and five P-40’s from around the country gathered to honor the group. With the help of Sponsors Cockpit USA, The American Airpower Museum was able to send their P-40 “Jacky C” from its base In Farmingdale N.Y. to Peachtree DeKalb airport in Georgia.
Cockpit USA has made it part of it’s core mission to honor the Americans who volunteered to assist China during WWII. Their 23rd Fighter Group Jacket is a tribute to the group deigned to be as close to the original jackets used as possible. Additional Jacket designs have also been used as a way to continue to educate people on the groups fascinating history.
The American Airpower Museum, maintains their P-40 Warhawk in the original paint scheme of the 23rd AVG Fighter group. The aircraft is seen my school groups, museum visitors, and airshow fans across the Northeast United States.
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Cockpit USA is here to help you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. With 12 Days of Cockpit Christmas. We have the ideal gift for him, her, the kids, or yourself this holiday season. Give them a gift that will last decades, and memories that will last a lifetime.
First Day: A-2 Sweater Jacket (Style # Z28S004)
The iconic US Army Air Force jacket with a cozy twist; a sweater knit body & rugged leather details. The ideal gift for a modern man who wants to stand out from the crowd while looking classic and clean cut. It’s perfect for riding down the road on your motorcycle or reading a book outside at your favorite park.
Second Day: Harriet Hooded Jacket (Style # W28S001B)
It’s hooded, it’s snuggly, it’s hip, and it fits like a glove. Made for her to layer and to wear in the fall and winter, this warm hooded sweater is ideal for lounging around the house or going out for a stroll. Crafted from Italian knitted wool with vintage soft leather sleeves for that extra soft feeling that those chilly days need.
Third Day: Maverick Varsity Jacket (Style # Z28P018)
Join the Cockpit USA Top Gun Varsity Award Squad in our cool movie hero varsity. This limited edition jacket is crafted of black melton wool with rich glove touch leather sleeves giving this jacket a military feel with an athletic twist. The Maverick Varsity Jacket is perfect for the guy who is on the look out for adventure and not afraid to go the distance.
Fourth Day: Kids Top Gun Navy G-1 Jacket (Style # K201036I)
Now your little co-pilot can be the hero of the playground. Our Kids Top Gun Navy G-1 Jacket is a miniature version of the classic jacket from the movie Top Gun. All your little flyer will need is a pair of aviators to go with his jacket and they’ll be the coolest kid in school.
Fifth Day: Distressed B-3 Bag (Style # Z91S001)
Luxury meets classic style with the Distressed B-3 Bag. Crafted from distressed shearling leather with the wool inside, to make it nice and cozy, and a removable leather iPad case.
Sixth Day: Elite Knit Hooded Sweater (Style # Z66M002)
Watching the game has never been warmer. A great alternative to your everyday hoodie, the Elite Knit Hooded Sweater features raw edges and contrasting colors for a rugged, rustic look. Be warned, your girlfriend will steal this from your closet.
Seventh Day: Barnstormers Hat (Style # Z99E002)
Keep your ears warm while having a snowball fight or flying your plane in our Barnstormers Hat. Worn by WWI aces like the Red Baron and the hippest dog, Snoopy, this hat is the classic look for your adventurer. This gift will keep him warm and stylish in the cold winter months.
Eighth Day: Authentic MA-1 Jacket (Style # Z24J011D)
For the rebel in your life, we suggest our Authentic MA-1 Jacket. Designed in nylon flight satin boasting a bright orange lining for survival purposes; pilots would turn the jacket inside out to make them visible to rescue crews. Your explorer will be warm and prepared for whatever journeys they take on.
Ninth Day: T-Shirts (Style # Z12S017D pictured)
Perfect for him or her, our t-shirts make a great stocking stuffer. Any aviation fan will rave over these super soft, sleek tees. Great for the history buff and the flying fanatics in your life, these tees are a guaranteed hit.
Tenth Day: “B-26” Shearling Jacket (Style # Z2126)
Keep your loved one warm for many winters to come. The “B-26” Shearling Jacket is perfect for those who want military style and fashion driven outerwear that is completely functional.
Eleventh Day: Betty Motorcycle Jacket (Style # W21S001)
Your sweetheart will never wear another jacket once she gets our Betty Motorcycle Jacket. With zip off sleeves that convert this style into a fitted vest, for added flair for the woman who has it all. This is the jacket you ride off on your motorcycles into the sunset.
Twelfth Day: “Movie Heroes” Top Gun Navy G-1 Jacket (Style # Z201036T)
Your hero won’t ever want another thing once he owns the classic “Movie Heroes” Top Gun Navy G-1 Jacket. Hand cut, sewn and aged to perfection, this jacket will make him feel like a Hollywood legend.
"Four years ago, when I was on a business trip, my USAF 21st Century A-2 jacket was stollen and with it a lots of memories from the time I served in the air force. Since it was a huge blow my wife decided to make it up to me and surprised me for my 40th birthday with a brand new WWII Government Issue A-2 Jacket. It was like I got my memories back. It was great to feel that smell and sound of leather again. It reminded me of the days I was wearing it on the job (in the 21st century…not in the II WW-:)).
I always appreciated how the jacket is slim and tight because I never incidentally turned on any of the million switches in the cockpit…and the cockpit can be tight. The pockets are a bit small but if you are an aviator you always travel light…a wallet with a credit card and some cash, keys and a mobile phone…everything else I can do without. It’s is easily folded for a carriage in a transport bag (or between the handles of the bag, if you want it to be close at hand). It doesn't look like it, but It’s very warm. It’s around +5 degrees C outside now and all I wear is a shirt and a light pullover bellow it. It’s enough to keep me warm while I walk downtown. Since it’s leather jacket it works great in windy conditions too.
Anyhow, I’m happy as a child again because I finally got my second skin back (and this time I plan to keep it for a long time!).
At the end, a big THANK YOU to everybody from COCKPIT USA, to Stephane and Laetitia from CAPACHAT.COM and to my wife Iva for putting such a great effort to get the jacket here on time for my 40th birthday celebration (you wouldn't believe what Murphy’s law is applicable to)!!!
This is one of the most heartfelt reviews we've ever gotten. It is always a joy to hear how much love and memories go into the jackets we create. Enjoy for the many years to come.
"Over the years I have learned that there are five things that a man looks his absolute best in; a real A2 is one of them. This Mustang A2 is a real one. If you look at the styling of the pocket flaps, the collar latch, the cut, the overall appearance of the jacket - its real. I have one and I can tell you that its not just looks, its made that way. And it has that thing - life-worn toughness, I suppose - that makes me look good in it. Until someone comes up with a way to bottle that feeling and that look, this jacket will do me just fine, thank you. If you want pretty, get a designer 'bomber'. If you want a well-seasoned second skin, this is it. What the jacket brings to you is important, but its what you bring to the jacket that counts. Bring it on. And wear it well." - Diesel
Wise words and an excellent compliment. Thanks Diesel!
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President Obama was seen wearing our 21st Century A-2 Flight Jacket, like the one we make for the US Air Force, while visiting troops in Afghanistan for Memorial Day Weekend. The President is wearing his A-2 with perfect, classic style–with khakis and a button up.
Of the Cockpit USA collection of fine leather aviation jackets, this particular A-2 bomber stands in a league of its own. Crafted from luxurious goat skin, this jacket is unlike all other A-2s, boasting a removable mouton fur collar, this grand piece of outerwear feature snap close leather cuffs and a straight cut leather waistband along with two snap close front pockets and a light brown cotton lining. Grab this grand piece of outerwear here today!
"Excellent customer service. I have owned a Cockpit Antique Lambskin A-2 Jacket for less than two years and the lining was frayed and worn out around the neck and armpits. I contacted Cockpit USA and was asked to return the jacket for inspection. They promptly replaced the lining and returned the jacket to me at no charge. I really like the jacket and appreciate the outstanding customer service."
Prestigious? Ivy League? Based in New York? With every one of these grand boxes ticked, Columbia University is an educational institution close to the heart of Cockpit USA. When asked to take part in one of their annual fashion shows, we gladly contributed several of our finest pieces to take center stage. Featuring a range of our swim shorts and the iconic Cotton A-2 Jacket, Cockpit USA proved to be a high brow hit among the fashionable and educated elite!
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