Coat, Pilot, Transcontinental and Western Air

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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:


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