Trousers, Northwest 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:

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

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Physical Description

Dark blue, pleated uniform pants. Approx. size 36.

Credit Line

Gift of Darrel F. Smith.

Country of Origin

United States of America


polyester wool blend


  • Waist: 3ft x Length: 3ft 8in. x Inseam: 2ft 7in. (91.44 x 111.76 x 78.74cm)
  • Clothing (On Mannequin): 110 × 42 × 23cm (43 5/16 × 16 9/16 × 9 1/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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