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Title: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Breacher41 on June 01, 2007, 05:29:38
Wandering if anyone knew who made the CF flight jackets? I've always liked them, especially the TacHel ones, but I can never find one in my size  :(. Any help would be appreciated. Cheerio!
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Avro_Arrow_1976 on June 01, 2007, 16:00:37
Army surplus stores, ebay. I'm curious though, where would you wear that?
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Breacher41 on June 01, 2007, 16:06:24
nope tried all those places already. No luck. I wore em as is before. No tags, markings, anything. They're really quite comfortable jackets  ;D
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Loachman on June 01, 2007, 16:44:12
Army Outfitters usually has a few in stock.
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Breacher41 on June 02, 2007, 03:14:09
Actually I tried Dave too, but nope... he doesn't have any in my size either.
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Loachman on June 02, 2007, 11:45:10
Okay, all I can suggest then is to keep looking.

None have ever been made for commercial sale that I'm aware of.

There is a company that makes knock-offs of our flying suits in a cotton/nylon twill or Nomex, in a variety of colours, but they're not quite up to the same quality. I've got a couple kicking around somewhere that I was issued by Canadian Helicopters for the two police helicopter trials for which I flew. I'll check those later and see if there's a website or other means of contact. I don't recall them making flying jackets, though.

There are no Tac Hel ones anymore - they're all made in a pleasing green now.
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Trinity on June 02, 2007, 12:40:56
Actually I tried Dave too, but nope... he doesn't have any in my size either.

Dave is your best hope.  If he doesn't have them.. most likely no one does.
OR Dave only has midget sizes.
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Loachman on June 02, 2007, 14:21:11
He's constantly getting new stock in, so keep trying.
Title: Re: Canadian Forces Flight Jackets
Post by: Breacher41 on June 03, 2007, 02:06:44
nah, Dave's got gigantor sizes :D, but I will keep buggin him from time to time.  ;D