Coat, Pilot, Northwest Airlines

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

Collection Item Summary:

Captain’s Uniform

Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airlines pilots wear typical naval style uniforms first pioneered by Pan American in the 1930s. In recognition of Northwest’s roots as one of the earliest contract air mail carriers, pilots wear wings patterned after the original U.S. Air Mail badges.

Gift of Capt. Darrel F. Smith