- Leather Shell
- Snap Down Collar and Stitched Epaulets
- Knitted Cuffs and Waistband
- Top and Side Entry Pockets
- Suitable for Down to 30° F
- Area for patches
The John Ownbey A-2 style jacket is made from goatskin leather, with a 100% cotton lining. The jacket has a form-fitting cut, with waist webbing for a great fit. The two front pockets have hidden snap closures on the top, as well as a side entry pocket, and the collar snaps down.
History of the A-2 Flight Jacket
The A-2 was originally designed and invented for use by Army Air Corps pilots, navigators, and bombers, who would often decorate their "bomber jackets" with colorful artwork and squadron patches. The A-2 was awarded upon completion of basic flight training, originally only to commissioned officers, but by the end of World War II, also to the enlisted crew. Wearing the A-2 was a point of pride among those who got one, similar to wearing his "wings". After being taken out of use, in 1988 the US Air Force personnel were successful in bringing the iconic jacket back. There are a few differences in the new jacket including regulations forbidding painting on the jackets.