Lt. Apollo Soucek flew a Wright XF3W Apache fighter to a record altitude of 13,160 meters (43,166 feet) on June 4, 1930, over Washington, D.C. He wore this fur helmet to survive the flight in the Apache's open cockpit.
Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy
Date: c. 1930
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 33 x 35.6 x 39.4cm (13 in. x 14 in. x 15 1/2 in.)
Overall: Leather and Mouton fur
United States Navy (USN) issue flying helmet, Mouton fur lining and exterior collar; full leather mask; four panel construction with slide fastener down back; upper and lower buckle adjustment straps.