This vintage Air Force Academy pennant dates to the 1960s. The felt pennant has a blue background with a matching headband and gray ties. In white outlined letters, the pennant reads, “Air Force Academy.” Just to the left is a saluting falcon wearing a pilot helmet decorated with the WWII Hap Arnold wings and a lightning bolt. The pennant is housed in an attractive gray archival frame.
In 1955, the first students enrolled in the Air Force Academy the 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 in the academy at the time this pennant was made, would have graduated and had an immediate role in the conflicts of the time.
This felt Air Force Academy pennant is in overall fine condition. There is no notable damage to the piece and it has been mounted onto a complementary dark gray backing for stabilization. The pennant is framed according to archival standards and includes UV protective glass to prevent color loss as the piece ages.
Framed dimensions: 10.5" H x 18.5" W x 1.5" D