A Celebration of past hero lifestyles
Great looking jacket! The leather flight tag is not correct for the jacket or vintage. The tag with Velcro is made to attach to the flight suit and flight jacket. AD1 stands for Aviation Machinist Mate First Class, The wings are Air Crew Flight Wings, and VC-13 stands for: Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC-13) Saints is a US Navy fighter squadron that provides adversary training for U.S. Navy air wings at NAS Fallon, Nevada.What a great score on the name tag alone! This squadron plays the "Enemy" in fighter combat training.... Just like in the movie "Top Gun"!!You can read about the entire unit and the history here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFC-13I was an AD3 in the US Coast Guard back in the 1980's and flew on HH65A Dolphin Helicopters. I have a few blog entries showing my old flight gear and my similar name tag that you might be interested in:http://sharky-fourbees.blogspot.com/2011/03/united-states-coast-guard-flight-gear.htmlhttp://sharky-fourbees.blogspot.com/2011/03/united-states-coast-guard-flight-helmet.html
hello nice blog you have, im aware the patch is not vintage i have a vintage patch , but i wanted this blue on on the jkt, the summer flight jkt i have had for a long time!... i a big fan of USCG GEAR...
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