Reimagined Components: These matte black wings are a genuine 1940s Army Air Corps aviation pin facsimile. Although not the real deal, these re-makes were given long ago to anyone who held honor and respect towards the men who wore their wings proudly. The back prongs were carefully removed and smoothed from the backside, and strung onto a 17'' 4mm gun metal boxcar chain.
Components Found in: San Luis Obispo CA
Criteria for being granted a US Army Aviator badge includes rigorous training and proficiency tests as well as 1500 to 3000 flying hours for the more advanced rankings. These badges symbolize a strong resolve to do what must be done to acquire the necessary skills for flight. The reward is not just this token of accomplishment but to be able to break free from the bonds of gravity and take to the skies.
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