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Preserving American military heritage and pride
Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
November 14, 2009

Cockpit USA ( has been a supplier of fine civilian and military apparel for 35 years, and now their classic American collection of quality goods are available from their New York headquarters to anywhere in America you happen to be. And much of their apparel for men, women, and children as well as their footwear and accessories are made in USA to keep alive the Americana tradition that was made popular back in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

These decades represented a time in America when quality goods made from the finest materials, functional details, tailored fits and designs defined American values.

For example, Cockpit USA is now offering a re-issue of USAF A-2 flight jacket, which was last reintroduced by the United States Air Force in 1987, and the Air Force last contracted to make the item in 1943. This current issue version is proudly manufactured in USA under contact from the U.S. Department of Defense.

For any of the many other items made in America from Cockpit USA, simply click on your selection and look for "Made in USA" in the description to know that your getting the authentic American-made quality version of the item.

Men can browse shirts, t-shirts, leather jackets, sheepskin jackets, textile/outerwear jackets, sweaters/hoodies, pants, and shorts.

Women can browse items like the B-3 bomber jacket, WWII Amelia jacket, and the women's motorcycle jacket. If you've had trouble finding an American-made leather jacket at your nearest Harley-Davidson store (I know many of them are imported) you'll be happy to know this women's motor cycle jacket from Cockpit USA is made in USA.

Cockpit USA also offers fine American-made military-style boots like the leather brown jump boot and the black military jump boot with the side zipper.

American-made accessories include a summer khaki cotton WWII Officer's crush cap with a unique "High Crown," and a 1970's vintage crush cap featuring the flying tigers bullion crest. And how about their pilot's silk scarf, which is the perfect complement to any flight jacket and is reminiscent of high flying daredevils like Lindbergh, Earhart and Wrong Way Corrigan in their open air cockpits in the 20's and 30's?

As owners of vintage and current aircraft, founders Jeff and Jacky Clyman want to make sure that every piece in their collection satisfied their passion for history and their belief in the importance of preserving our nation's historical aviation and military history.

Their dedication to both the quality of their products and customer satisfaction is second to none. You'll know this is true once you hear of their "unheard of" trade in policy. You can actually send in your adult leather or sheepskin jacket with your order and payment for a new regular priced leather or sheepskin Cockpit jacket and take a $75 discount. Wearable jackets are donated to charity, so they ask that you please don't ask for your "trade in" back. They also have a "30 Day Absolute Guarantee" where you can return any merchandise for a refund or an exchange.
Cockpit USA even offers a Corporate or Bulk Discount Program where you can get a full 15 percent discount off regular prices on purchases of six or more (per order) of any individual item in their catalog. They can even customize their stock jackets for special events or sales meetings.

A portion of the profits from Cockpit USA are contributed to the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY, which is housed on the grounds where many of the historic aircraft in the museum were built.

So in making any purchase from Cockpit USA, you'll also help preserve this one-of-a-kind interactive flying museum, and an organization that is meant to educate current and future generations on how our servicemen and women have been instrumental in preserving our freedom.

I hope you'll visit Cockpit USA ( today where they are all about preserving the pride of our American heritage in a uniquely American classic style.

Roger Simmermaker is the author of How Americans Can Buy American: The Power of Consumer Patriotism. He also writes "Buy American Mention of the Week" articles for his website and is a member of the Machinists Union and National Writers Union. Roger has been a frequent guest on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC, has been quoted in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and US News & World Report among many other publications, and is now a weekly contributor to WorldNetDaily.


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