Early 80’s flight suit

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Early 80’s flight suit

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This came up on eBay today. My guess is that it’s early 80’s vintage. The seller says that they think it’s a cotton/poly blend. Has anyone else ever seen one of these? The seller is taking offers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194159630664

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Lack of pockets and exposed zippers looks like a late 80's up until about 1990 flight suit with patches removed. In 1991 they added the standard poscket arrangement seen on military and NASA flight suits and covered the zippers.
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I have a 1991 suit that I've been using for comparison. I asked in the Facebook Space Camp Alumni group and they agree with you, 1988-1990. I am puzzled by the material, tho, as it looks different from the later cotton/poly blend. I searched for pictures of Flight Apparel Industries flight suits without much luck.
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Here's another one that must be even older.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/144059654891?h ... SwsApgsm4Y
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That is definately an 80s flight suit.
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That first one has the Space Gear logos, so it's probably from the early 90s.
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The second one is from the second batch made for space camp. Avirex, I think, made the first. That one has the first patches used and lacks the space gear logos, probably before 85 (I think) when the new logo patches started being made.
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