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Australian flightgear collection

Collecting flightgear for preservation purposes, display and reenactment is a growing trend worldwide. This is reflected in a almost constant demand/supply operation as seen on ebay and military / flightgear dealer websites. In Australia there are a few people who … Continue reading

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MARCH 2014 pilot photos

WW2 era USAAF P-51D Mustang pilot climbing into his aircraft. Interesting to note other helmet on cockpit dash… He wears a B-3/4 LPU, tan flight suit, ANH-15 flight helmet and AN-6510 gogles. P-51 Mustang pilot wearing tan flight suit with … Continue reading

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Rathmines Catalina Festival Nov 2013 – WW2 gear display

Recently at the Rathmines Catalina Festival, at former RAAF vase Rathmines, NSW, Australia, I went along to educate and show people what the aircrew of WW2 wore in the flying boats such as Catalina, Mariner and Sunderlander. Many people were … Continue reading

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PILOT PHOTOS

Late 1950s or early 1960s F-104 pilot sitting strapped in wearing L-2B flight suit and P-4B flight helmet covering the on cockpit gun site. Korean era USAF pilots wearing tan K-1 and dark blue K-1A flight suits, with a L-2A … Continue reading

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JUNE 2013 PILOT PHOTOS

Photos of pilots June 2013 Korean War era photos showing left to right –  F-86F Sabre pilot in L-1A flight suit, B-5 LPU and backpack parachute – and 2 pilots from 90th FBS wearing B-15A flight jacket left and B-15B … Continue reading

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Pilot photos April 2013

A early version of the USAF high altitude MA-3 flight helmet and associated flight suit is seen under test in the 1950s. USAAF P-47 Thunderbolt pilots wearing RAf C type flight helmets, AN-BH-1 receivers (USAAF) , A-14 oxygen masks, RAF … Continue reading

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PILOT PHOTOS MARCH 2013

The USAFE Europe Acrobatic team the “Arcojets” showing their F-80 Shooting Star with nose art. All have special wool L-1A style flight suits and P-1A flight helmets with visor modification to P-3 standard. Note large squadron patch on right chest … Continue reading

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