Flight Gear

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  1. Vertigo

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    I am interested in acquiring replica flight gear and uniforms so I can join the WWII reenactors in local parades as a WWII pilot. There are always infantry units, but no aviators. Any idea in where I can find the gear?
     
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    Sir,

    It can be costly to recreate flight gear, but some original gear can still be found if you look hard enough. I know a gentleman on a different form, who used Russian gear and modified it to resemble a WW I I German pilot outfit.

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    Geeze! I bought my reproduction brown leather A-2 from Sears in 1988 for $59.00. I bought two of them, just in case I wore mine out (and I just about have) as well as one for my brother and one for my Mom.

    Have you considered being a tanker? Sportsman's Guide has some pretty nice looking reproduction WWII tanker jackets for about $100.

    Anyway, good luck!
     
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    #6 Vertigo, Jun 29, 2016
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    I guess I could be a captured German pilot for the WWII 82nd reenactors to escort during the parade.
     
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    Hamburgers were cheaper in 88 too, but did you notice that the prices of beef patties in comparison to leather have not risen equally. :?: Thanks for the suggestion, but can't really be a "tanker" since I operate a sim center, just wouldn't seem right.
     
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