Recently the Cockpit USA Pin-Ups leather jacket collection was featured on the Discovery channel website. This time it is the turn of the American Airpower Museum, its vintage fighter jets and impressive flight shows to take center stage in a vibrant new feature as Discovery's main man, Eric Rogell delves into the story behind the museum and its interactive air displays. Read it for yourself here.
With a reputation that precedes them and renowned globally for broadcasting enlightening documentaries about history, science and technology for almost 30 years, it was only a matter of time before the team of pioneers at Discovery channel uncovered Cockpit USA. Reigning in the attention of Eric Rogell, also known as The Bachelor Guy, our unique collection of Pin Up leather bombers were recently featured on the website! Take a look for yourself here.
Here at Cockpit USA, we are renowned for our hardy outerwear. Leather, nylon, khaki, field and bomber; we got it all. However, there is more. Alongside our many jackets and coats, we also offer a range of tees. The diverse line includes hand silk screened curvy beauties emblazoned across the Pin-Ups collection and complementing the eponymous leather jackets along with a wide range of tees featuring military insignia, aircrafts and graphics representative of the air force. Each tee shirt is 100% cotton, designed and printed on our home turf of the U.S.A. and available in a range of colors.
Here at Cockpit USA we’re avid storytellers. As proud purveyors of clothing imbued with genuine heritage elements, every one of our pieces is steeped in history and holds a story of its own. As much as we appreciate a pretty face or two, our Pin-Ups Collection of leather jackets is a touch more than that, weaving a very interesting tale of bravery and creativity. It all began during WWII when aircrews took to painting victory tags and patriotic mantras on the sides of their planes as morale boosters and to satisfy superstitions in an era that soon came to be known as the ‘Golden Age’ of nose art. The trend for wartime graffiti soon found its way onto jackets, with hand-painted slogans and curvy vixens clad in very little soon adorning every self respecting pilot’s leather back canvas. Drawing influence from the famous images and riveting back story, Cockpit USA started the Pin-Ups in the early 80s, a collection which includes the iconic 'Las Vegas Lady' and 'Second Chance' A-2 'Good Luck Pin-Up' bombers, paying homage to the valiant pilots who fought in the war. Style with a story; a perfect ending indeed.
An array of genuine crafts emblazoned with nose art can be seen at The American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York. This Saturday October 1st is the final chance for aviation enthusiasts to get involved in the C-47 flight experiences this season. It is not to be missed!