Coat, Pilot, Transcontinental and Western Air

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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:

Pilot

Transcontinental and Western Air, 1931

Until the late 1920s, pilots flew in open-cockpit aircraft and were clad in flying suits, helmets, and goggles. The introduction of enclosed cockpits made possible such attire as this T.W.A. pilot’s uniform.

Gift of Ken Blanery

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

Manufacturer

Materials

Wool, fabric, metal alloy, copper alloy

Dimensions

Clothing (On Mannequin): 76.5 × 51 × 20cm (30 1/8 × 20 1/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Blue-gray wool, double-breasted, 6 buttons each with indian head motif and company name, single gold stripe on each cuff, c.1931.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Civil

Inventory Number

A19761937000