It is easy to place an order at Headwind. There is no shopping cart. You just simply click on the size of the jacket you want to order and you will be taken to a secure checkout page. For multiple jacket orders, contact us ahead of time at sales@headwindmfg.com

Sizing - We have full size charts for all of our jackets. These charts are not published to protect our designs and patterns. We will work with customers to make sure they get a size that fits. Just contact us at sales@headwindmfg.com or use our contact form for any questions 

Order Processing:

We occasionally have some jackets in stock but most jackets are made when the order is placed
When you place your order and we are making the jacket, the order will immediately be put on the production schedule
Jackets are made in the order the orders were placed. Certain exceptions may apply according to the availability of materials

Current Production time is 30 to 60 days


Headwind Manufacturing Company is veteran owned business. Our founder served in the US NAVY and was an aircraft squadron member on board the aircraft carriers USS Midway CV-41 & USS Independence CV-62. He Served on 2 combat campaigns aboard USS Midway, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. His squadron, VAW-115, earned The Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, and the Liberation of Kuwait Medal. 

We are vintage flight jacket experts and enthusiasts at Headwind with decades of experience. We have collected and researched Military contract jackets for over 25 years and have handled 100's of original flight jackets.


All of our jackets are designed and all the materials are sourced from our headquarters in Portland OR, USA. The materials are sourced from around the world and assembled by our team of expert leather crafters at our small leather making facility in Pakistan. We concentrate on quality rather than churning out 100's of jackets in a large factory. Some of our more experienced team members have been making flight jackets since the early 1980's and know all the techniques needed to build high quality, authentic flight jackets. Our newer team members bring freshness and energy to the team. One thing that we all have in common is our love for vintage jackets and our extreme attention to detail.


We strive to reproduce vintage jackets that are as exactly like the originals, down to the detailed labels and period correct materials. We make each jacket specifically for each customer when they order. This allows us to provide custom sizing, options, and precise details not possible from mass produced jackets. Once a jacket is ordered, the order is put into our production schedule and is then built according to the customer's specifications. The production time is between 4 to 8 weeks for delivery of most of our jackets.