Everyone knows that I'm partial to a test pilot jacket, and this is no exception! It appears that Flite Wear and Kings Point stopped producing jackets for aircraft manufacturers in the early part of the 1970s. A number of them then looked to a NY based company called Worklon for their experimental flight gear. Even amongst test pilot jackets, the Worklons are hard to find and appear to have only been used by Boeing and Lockheed briefly before their contracts went to Pace Flight Apparel. This example, named and patched to a Boeing employee was used on the development of the E-3 Sentry, commonly known as the AWAC. The development of these aircraft took place between 1972-76, placing this jacket squarely in this timeframe!
Used but solid condition, no damage or issued, though some of the quilted thread on the lining has come loose.
- Tagged a size 44, fits a modern large
- Pit to pit: 24"
- Shoulder to shoulder: 19.5"
- Shoulder to cuff: 25"
- Collar to hem: 26"