Coat, Pilot, Female, American Airlines


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

First Officer

American Airlines, 1973

Bonnie Tiburzi became the first American woman to fly for a major carrier when she was hired by American Airlines in 1973.

Gift of Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo

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Physical Description

Dark blue single-breasted suit jacket with patterned satin lining, buttoning on the female side with three black plastic buttons, with two flapped internal pockets in the skirt, American Airlines pilot wings on the left breast, and three rows of silver rank braid on each cuff denoting first officer.

Credit Line

Gift of Bonnie Tuburzi Caputo.

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Overall - polyester wool
  • Lining - satin
  • Buttons - plastic
  • Wings- metal


  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 68 × 40 × 18cm (26 3/4 × 15 3/4 × 7 1/16 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 7.2 × 0.5 × 2cm (2 13/16 × 3/16 × 13/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum