The Brand Pack
This set includes two of our iconic logos… the Flying A and the Remove Before Flight tag. The Flying A is Alpha’s brand logo which takes an A and combines it with the three bars from our labels. It was these three bars that helped our factory workers quickly distinguish the commercial product from the military inventory.
The Remove Before Flight tag is found on our signature zippered utility/pencil pocket. This red tag has become synonymous with Alpha Industries. The tag is inspired by the Remove Before Flight banners that can be seen on military jets. They are attached to pins that prevent systems from activating while the jet is grounded. The red banners remind pilots that they need to check the system and remove all the pins before take off.
The friendship flags are a symbol of allegiance usually found with the flags of two ally countries. It was the perfect pin for the collaboration between the Alpha and Pintrill brands.
This pack includes three iconic military machines. Each played a key role for the military during their “active duty.” The first is the M-35 2 1/2 ton Cargo Truck, otherwise known as the “Deuce-and-a-half” after its predecessor from WWII. The truck was introduced in the 1950s for the U.S. Army but went on to be used by most of the branches. It played a role in a variety of operations such as Iraqi Freedom.
The second machine is the F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet. Made by Grumman Aerospace Corporation the jet was first deployed in 1974. The F-14’s twin engines were capable of producing speeds in excess of Mach 2.3 (over 1500 mph). It was in service till 2006 and was used in operations such as the Iran-Iraq war.
Lastly is the USS CV-67 JOHN F. KENNEDY aircraft carrier. Christened in 1967, it carried over 80 aircraft, including the F-14 Tomcat. It was decommissioned in 2007 after playing a role in operations such as the Yom Kippur War in the Middle East in October 1973, as well as Operation Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom.
No matter which pack you choose, these pins are the perfect finishing touch for your Alpha gear.