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  • American Airpower Museum: Preserving American Aviation

    The American Airpower Museum's Curtiss P-40 Warhawk The American Airpower Museum's Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

    Since it’s inception in 2000, Cockpit USA has stood side by side with the American Airpower Museum in its mission to preserve the legacy of all Americans who have served to defend our liberties, and to educate our newest generations regarding the courage, valor and heroism of our nation’s citizen soldiers.

    The American Airpower Museum's North American AT-6D “Texan”. The American Airpower Museum's North American AT-6D “Texan”.

    The American Airpower Museum is a New York Chartered 501c3 not-for-Profit museum at the historic Republic Field in Farmingdale long Island. Operating out of an original WWII hangar, the museum uses the sounds, smells, and experience of fully operational aircraft and vehicles to provide the complete educational experience to its visitors. Cockpit USA is proud to support such a long-standing and committed organization, and encourage you to visit and support AAM as well.

    One of AAM's pilots flying over Long Island. One of AAM's pilots flying over Long Island.

    Cockpit USA will be donating 10% of our net sales to the American Airpower Museum from May 25 to May 29, for Memorial Day weekend.

  • Kelly Bensimon wears Cockpit USA

    Kelly Bensimon, former model and star on The Real Housewives of New York City, spent a sunny day in April walking around New York City in our Sun Washed Cotton Peacoat styled by Cory Martin. A great lightweight option for the Spring, Kelly wears our jacket in a way that reminds us of warm weather and the feeling of light hearted Summer nights.

    'The Real Housewives of New York City' Kelly Bensimon seen doing a photoshoot outside her apartment in Soho, New York, USA. photo by Splash News 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Kelly Bensimon seen doing a photoshoot outside her apartment in Soho, New York, USA. photo by Splash News

    Get the jacket Kelly wears on our site here: Sun Washed Cotton Peacoat.

  • TBT: Our First Store in 1986

    Wow–these were the days! Digging through our archive we found a picture of our first store in 1986 that was on 595 Broadway in New York. We were the first themed, fashion store on Broadway, with a real T-6 Aircraft inside. Now you can visit the aircraft at the American Airpower Museum in Long Island and we've moved uptown to 15 W 39th St. Anyone else remember the old store?

    Our 1986 first sore on 595 Broadway in New York. Our 1986 first sore on 595 Broadway in New York.
  • Vintage football for before the 2014 Super Bowl

    Burdick 325, R331.36

    Before heading over to MetLife Stadium for the 2014 Super Bowl, we’re stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for some old school football. In honor first Super Bowl to be held in the New York Area, the Met is displaying a selection from the 303,000 vintage football cards donated by Jefferson R. Burdick in 1947. With cards dating back to 1894, this collection helps express the importance of football in America’s history. Along with the cards, photos dating all the way back to the varsity teams who played before the national league was founded are on display. If you are as obsessed with American history as we are, you will love this exhibit.

    Check out the Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards exhibit at the Met, on display until February 10th.

    Need something to keep you warm for the game? We’ve got you covered.

  • History of Statue of Liberty

    An intrinsic component of America’s great heritage, it is with pride Cockpit USA recognize Sunday 28th October as the anniversary of the day the United States welcomed the iconic Lady Liberty to its shores. It was on a foggy, rain drenched day 126 years ago that France’s gift of friendship was celebrated with a ticker-tape parade and a 300 strong fleet of boats sailing to Liberty Island to welcome her. An emblem of freedom, the Statue of Liberty soon became the official beacon of a better life and new possibilities for arriving immigrants. Awesome in her grace and stature, this 151 foot tall copper sculpture designed by Frédéric Bartholdi has received millions of visitors from around the world and appeared in countless Hollywood movies along with inspiring ‘The New Colossus’, an iconic poem penned by Emma Lazarus which now stands on a plaque at the feet of the Mother of Exiles herself.

    The New Colossus

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

    —Emma Lazarus, 1883

     

     

  • The Friday Getaway: Bethpage State Park

     

    A perfect getaway for golfing fanatics, pros and amateurs, Bethpage State Park is a playground of five public 18-hole regulation golf courses each suited to a range of handicaps. Rated among the best golfing facilities in the country, the course boasts soft white sands and pristine green grass which is kept in immaculate condition for a second to none experience. Designed by respected golf architects A.W. Tillinghast and Alfred Tull, each course demands precise accuracy and schematic shots up until the very last hole. As two time hosts of the US Open and with an estimated annual 300,000 rounds played on all the courses, it seems along with Cockpit USA's American Air Power Museum, there is now another reason to visit Farmingdale, New York!

  • Made In USA: Union Square Greenmarket

    In keeping with our very own mission of keeping it in the family, every week, we at Cockpit HQ feature a product made entirely in the USA. This week, with the sun blazing and July 4th fast approaching we wanted to tell you all about our favorite food market located in the heart of Manhattan. With over 100 farmers flocking to the market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday to peddle their locally grown wares, this market is not short of variety. From meats to dairy products, fruit, vegetables, flowers and all sorts of home made jam, preserve and beverage concoctions; there is something for everyone! Buzzing with energy and a wonderful sense of community along with the melange of colors, flavors and scents, be sure to swap your next grocery store visit for Union Square Greenmarket and support the culinary cause!

  • Brooklyn Flea Market

    Last week, we at Cockpit USA let you in on NYC's greatest culinary experience outside of Manhattan - the Smorgasburg food bonanza every Saturday at the Williamsburg waterfront. Now we want to tell you all about the Brooklyn Flea Market. Located in the same place, but every Sunday, the sprawling bazaar combines a select few of the food vendors of Smorgasburg (so worry not if you require refuelling!) but also offers up endless amazing vintage finds and antiques. As collector's of pieces of history ourselves, we love this treasure trove of pieces of yesteryear and suggest you get down there for a piece of the action yourselves!

     

  • Cockpit USA on Bekele

    Earlier this month saw Queens become awash in color, music and culture as the Pride 2012 celebrations marched into the neighborhood. Amid the delicious local fare, vibrant characters and rainbow colored flags was a performance not to be missed from the superstar songstress that is Bekele. Dressed in a leopard print catsuit with a Cockpit USA leather vest on top (similar one here!) and flanked by two male dancers in our very own camo trousers, the New York singer set the stage alight with her stunning vocals and crowd pleasing songs. Check out her website here!

  • Team Cockpit Make Strides Against Breast Cancer

    It was on a sunny fall morning when Team Cockpit USA joined thousands of other sprightly New Yorker's in Manhattan's Central Park for this year's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising walk. Led by our favorite girl, Whitney Adele Garlick, Team Cockpit USA raised hundreds of dollars and completed the five mile scenic stride across Central Park in an impressive two hours. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the charity event raised $60 million dollars with the help of almost 800,000 walkers in 2010 alone. With breast cancer being the No. 1 cancer that affects women in the USA, the walks are imperative in the effort to save lives and there's nothing more we take joy in than a Sunday morning stroll, especially if it's for a good cause!

    Photography by August Young

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