Coat, Pilot, Frontier 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

Frontier Airlines, 1973

Emily Howell broke through the gender barrier to become the first American woman to fly routinely for a scheduled U.S. commercial airline. An experienced pilot when regional carrier Frontier Airlines hired her as a second officer in 1973, Howell soon advanced to first officer (co-pilot) and then to captain.

Gift of Emily Howell through Frontier Airlines

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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



fabric, lining fabric, plastic, ribbon


  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 73 × 40.5 × 19cm (28 3/4 × 15 15/16 × 7 1/2 in.)
  • 3-D (Badge): 7.3 × 1 × 2cm (2 7/8 × 3/8 × 13/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

First officer, gray wool, with pilot's badge.Three buttons down front two lower flap pockets pilot wing overletf breast , three black cloth stripes on each sleeve cuff.



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