The A-2 Flight Jacket was made famous by U.S. Army airmen who wore them as a testament to their bravery, independence and skill. Service tested in 1930, the A-2 was adopted as the regulation Army Air Corps flying jacket on May 9, 1931. Its style continues to be a perfect example of form following function.
The A-2 jacket is available and true to the original design in russet or seal brown horsehide or medium brown goatskin.
True to the original Air Corp Spec:
One piece back, 2 piece sleeves. Talon nickel finish zipper with leather puller tabs, single entry pocket with luxurious curved shape flaps. Epaulets boxed stitched, 1 3/4" tapering down to 1 1/2". Hanger loop boxed stitch through and through. Stand up collar, snapped down collar tips. 8-10 stitches per inch, reinforced pockets corners and wind flap, provide solid construction that backed by life time warrantee.
Its lining of 100% cotton and 100% wool knit cuffs & waistband is also true to the original. Finish touch of A/N inspection stamp and Air Corp stamp on the lining.
If you like to create your personal specifications or modified colors, shape or components please visit the A-2 custom made jacket page.
Absolutely satisfied Review by C Jackson (June 2006)
I received my jacket last Friday and I'm absolutley satisfied with the quality of the garment and the workmanship of your skilled craftspeople. I apologize for writing this so late but I've been working alot of overtime.
And thanks for the prompt turnaround time. You and your staff are just great.
Thanks again for such a great job. (Posted on 7/23/10)
The most extraordinary jacket I've ever owned Review by Craig Argus (June 2006)
I just received my horsehide A-2 today and it is fabulous. My initial jacket arrived the day after I ordered it! Thanks to your advise, I didn't have the patch and name tag applied right away. I spoke with customer service and explained the sizing problems I had with the jacket. I returned it and again, thanks to your advise and impeccable skill I received my new jacket with patch and name tag applied the following day and the fit is remarkable.
I've had other A-2's in the past but none of them even come close to comparing to the quality and attention to detail of your product. The grain, coloring, fit, stitching, epaulets, lining, everything is much better than I could have ever hoped for. Your customer service was truly an enjoyable experience. By far the most professional and helpful I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Other company's should take a page from your book. My hat's off to you.
I sincerely thank you for the most extraordinary jacket I've ever owned. More importantly, a jacket that I am proud to wear and display. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
If you are an A-2 enthusiast and want an incredibly authentic WWII era A-2, of outstanding quality, please, as one enthusiast to another, try one of these jackets. You won't be disappointed.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Very satisfied Review by Guy Bordeleau (May 2006)
I have received my A2 jacket yesterday evening and it's a very good stuff. I'm very satisfied and I will recommand your business to all my friends.
Best regards from Canada
Guy Bordeleau (Posted on 7/23/10)
Far exceeded my expectations Review by Carl Amoscato (April 2006)
Thank you so much for the outstanding work you did on my jacket. The work you did far exceeded my expectations, and I truly appreciate it. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Excellent quality and craftsmanship Review by H.L. Wortham (April 2006)
I have had my A2 army/air force flight jacket horse hide, for over a month now and I am so pleased. It is of excellent quality and craftsmanship. The more I wear it the more comfortable it becomes. I live in San Diego Ca. so it is a all weather jacket for me. I had two other knock offs of the A2 which I have given away, no need for them now. I also have the Navy issue G1, so I swap between the two.
Thank you for the reasonable priced and high quality Flight jacket.
PS I wore the Navy issue G1 my whole 26 yr. career (Posted on 7/23/10)
You guys are the best Review by Rich Keys (April 2006)
Jacket is back "home". Thank you for the quick service, and the little touches (re-sewing the nametape without sewing it to the lining and color thread on unit patch). Throat latch is perfect. Easy to see why you guys are the best.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Could not be happier Review by Tom Ames (February 2006)
Hello US Authentic!
Just a note to thank you for a great A2 Goatskin! It came in the mail today and I could not be happier with fit and finish. A special thanks to the person on the phone with whom I placed the order. I wear a 40 regular and after explaining my size the person said to go with a 42 regular. I was really concerned as I currently own a competitor's jacket, size large, and have never been happy with it. They only offer a medium or large type of sizing and the medium was too small and the large which I bought was a compromise at best. Well, after looking at all the various sites I decided to go with yours and the quality is great, the fit is great and I am so happy I bought from you and would reccommend you over any other coat. I cannot imagine the more expensive coats being any better. I am debating whether or not to have the sleeves shortened but I really do not want to be without it for the rest of the winter. Is there a time frame on returning for sleeve shortening?
A satisfied customer
(Posted on 7/22/10)
Great jacket Review by Eric Hooper
Got the jacket a few minutes ago, I am wearing it as I write this. It looks great! Thanks for all your help and assistance. After my brother sees it I may be contacting you for another one. I will be wearing it to the 490th reunion in Oct. hopefully some of the guys will enjoy it. (Posted on 7/22/10)
Thank you for a great jacket! Review by Randy Workman
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I received my goatskin A2 yesterday. After numerous emails you were correct on the size. The sleeves are about a inch longer than I like but thatâ€™s something I can live with because the quality and authentic look of the jacket more than make up for it! I had a C***er horsehide and your A2 is a far superior reproduction it does even come close. I was also surprised to receive the jacket in 2 business days!
I just had a question about the thickness or weight of the goatskin, how does it compare to that of the horsehide?
Thank You for such a great jacket! Keep up the great work.
(Posted on 7/22/10)
Awesome quality and service! Review by Ray Krivanek
Just received my russet brown horsehide A2!
I just ordered a size 44 regular to try out for possible modifications, but after wearing it for about 30 seconds I found it to be perfect just the way it is. I ordered my jacket on Sunday night, and received it on Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.I can now use my holiday vacation to paint my own nose art design on my new jacket. Thanks for offering a superior and authentic product, and for the lightning fast shipment of my purchase. I hope to purchase a few more jackets from your company in the future, and will reccomend you to all my friends.
(Posted on 7/22/10)
- PHENOMENAL PRODUCT AND SERVICE! Review by FRANCO
Purchased an A-2 in horsehide seal brown from this company after much time spent researching the web for a quality A-2 Leather Flight Jacket. I have one which has lasted me over 20 years but got a wee bit tight so I figured it was time for a new one. I couldn't believe what some manufacturers were asking for A-2's. The average price was over $1000!!!! Then I found FlightJacket.com and US Authentic MFG Company. Prices seemed reasonable and they had exactly what I was looking for so I rolled the dice and took a chance on their jacket being enough of a quality product to suit me.
First off I couldn't believe the speed with which they responded and shipped my A-2. And I knew I hit the jackpot when I opened the box and saw the most beautiful A-2 Jacket I have ever seen! It is perfect in ever detail. The leather is a heavier more robust horsehide than my old one and weighs more also. The quality of the stitching and seams is absolutely first rate. The lining is very authentic looking and comfortable cotton.
I ordered a 46R up from my old 44R. The fit was perfect except for the sleeves which were a bit too long so I sent it back to have the sleeves shortened by 2 inches. From the time I shipped the A-2 to the company till I got it back was less than a week! Plus I had them add a name tag and a custom lining. Unbelievable service and quality of workmanship. And all this at half the price I would of paid with other manufacturers. I'll stack this A-2 up against any other A-2 on the market.
I also sent my old A-2 Jacket to US Authentic to have some patches sewn on and again incredibly fast and reliable service. I'll save this one for when my grandson is old enough to wear it.
I can't sing the praises of US Authentic MFG Company and Shaul for their prompt courteous and professional service loud enough. This A-2 will last me the rest of my life. And I intend to purchase more items from this company in the future.
Outstanding product and well done! (Posted on 1/20/15)
- Great experience! Review by Mark
- Received my russet horsehide A-2 in 2 days! It is a beautiful jacket and Shaul was right on with sizing. The only other leather jacket I've owned was goat skin so the stiffness of horse hide is quite different. I'm wearing it every second to get it broken in. Thanks. (Posted on 1/19/15)
- Absolutely superb product Review by Col TMH
- As a retired UN Army Colonel well familiar with the A2 Mil Spec I want to congratulate Shaul and his outstanding staff for delivering a jacket of peerless quality. The materials, craftmanship and customer service were all equally top notch. I have purchased several leather jackets through the years and none can hold a candle to the one Shaul delivered. I asked for a specific customization and they delivered exactly as prescribed and more astonishingly on-time. I hope some day to visit Shaul's shop and personally thank him and buy another jacket. You get what you pay for in America. When you buy a Flight Jacket from Shaul you will get every bit of the quality you paid for and the craftmanship you only dream of. (Posted on 1/16/15)