New Flight Jacket

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Mr Lovable
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I collect Flight Jackets so I guess this is a hobby even though I never really thought about it too much. I have 2 leather A2 jackets, my favorite being a Cooper government issue jacket purchased back in 91 with a lot of overtime money, lol.

Today, I picked up a Valley Apparel Nomex 45P cold weather jacket off ebay for only 64 bucks. I am psyched.

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zekeusa

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119_2668.jpg I had a biker jacket painter replicate my father's WWII A-2 with the name of his B-24. I think it's a Eastman jacket. I have his original jacket but it is in poor condition. All those airmen were really skinny I couldn't fit into it anyway.

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TiredRetired

Mr Lovable
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The jacket you bought are so comfortable. Good Deal!

That's awesome having a replica of your Dad's jacket. Sounds just like something I would willingly spend my money on as well.

Yeah, these jackets sell for $500 brand new, so yup, finding this for $64.00 I couldn't get the money out of my pocket fast enough before he changed his mind. LOL.

Interesting side note on my jacket purchase, the owner contacted me and asked me if I would be willing to accept a whole bunch of AF patches along with some patches from the aircraft company he works for. Apparently he is a company flight instructor for the Dassault Falcon corporate jet. I said sure, throw them in the box with the jacket. He said it would take an extra day for him to get a bigger box. I wonder how many patches he is sending? I didn't dare ask. :yum::yum:
 

zekeusa

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Very interesting. I surprised he let it go for that! Send a picture of the patches when you get them!
 

Catavenger

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Looks good. My cat peed on mine last week. To bad he is to small to make into a jacket.
D*mn I'm mad. Guess it can be cleaned.
 

TiredRetired

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Very interesting. I surprised he let it go for that! Send a picture of the patches when you get them!

All joking aside about him changing his mind, it was an auction and I was the high bidder. I'm sure he swallowed hard over the amount but he has no choice but to sell in now.
 
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