This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
Lt. Apollo Soucek flew a Wright XF3W Apache fighter to a record altitude of 13,160 meters (43,166 feet) on June 4, 1930, over Washington, D.C. He wore this fur helmet to survive the flight in the Apache's open cockpit.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the United States Department of the Navy
Overall: Leather and Mouton fur
Clothing: 33 x 35.6 x 39.4cm (13 in. x 14 in. x 15 1/2 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
United States Navy (USN) issue flying helmet, Mouton fur lining and exterior collar; full leather mask; four panel construction with slide fastener down back; upper and lower buckle adjustment straps.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear