Cockpit USAâ€”Feel the Need for Speed
Ever dream of dressing like an aviator? Cockpit USA understands the feeling, which is why itâ€™s been the #1 store for vintage flight clothing since 1975. Sport one of Cockpit USAâ€™s jackets and youâ€™ll look like a fighter pilot and a master of the skies.
In the early nineteen-seventies, seasoned military pilot Jeff Clyman was flying at air shows in his free time when he noticed crowds coming up to him asking about his fatherâ€™s authentic Air Corp jacket that he often sported. To satisfy them, Clyman decided to create Cockpit USA.
Clyman had good instincts because the New York shop, located at 15 West 39th Street, has stayed in demand for over forty years. In 1978, it became an official government supplier, growing over the years to create military wear for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, ARMY, and even NASA. Whatâ€™s more, Cockpit even partnered with Warner Bros. for the blockbuster movie The Right Stuff and Paramount Pictures for the iconic film Top Gun. Celebrities have caught on as well, like Sylvester Stallone who sported a Cockpit jacket in Rocky III, both Presidents Bush and Obama wore them on Air Force One, even BeyoncÃ© in a music video on her world tour.
Whether itâ€™s sheepskin or leather, no one makes aviator jackets better than CockPit USA.
To get to CockPit USA, take the B Train to 42nd Street-Bryant Park or the M55 or M7 buses to Avenue of the Americas/W 34th Street.
They can be reached at (212) 575-1616