This vintage Air Force Academy pennant dates to the 1960s. The felt pennant has a blue background with a white headband. Decorated with the U.S. Flag pattern, the pennant has “U.S.” written just above the bold white “Air Force” with a depiction of an airplane flying over the letters. The Air Force Academy seal adorns the center of the flag. A falcon, the academy mascot, flies to the left carrying a red banner and the American flag. Beautifully mounted on a yellow board, the pennant is presented in a sleek black frame.
In 1955, the first students enrolled in the Air Force Academy. That same year the to-be academy went under construction. It wasn’t until 1958 that the academy site was ready for occupancy making this pennant one of the first from the initial years the academy doors were opened. Additionally, the Cold War was well underway and the military power of the U.S. Air Force was instrumental in the war. The young men at the academy at the time this pennant was made, would have graduated and had an immediate role in the conflicts of the time.
This Air Force Academy 1960s pennant is in overall very good condition. Apart from some distressing on the lettering from age, the pennant shows no signs of damage. Additionally, the pennant has been mounted on a light yellow backing for stabilization and beautifully framed according to archival standards.
Framed dimensions: 18 ¼” H x 35" W x 2 ¾” D
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