2023 marks the 30th anniversary of The Historic Flying Clothing Company as a full-time business. It's hard to believe that we've been supplying vintage flying kit and equipment for that long and hope to continue for many years to come. We're proud that many of our first customers are still buying regularly and some have become good friends. I'd say here's to the next 30 but that would put me at nearly 90!
Fortunately we are still managing to source good items and also have a vast quantity of kit, some of which has been in our stockrooms, untouched for well over a decade or more. This will all be filtered through to the website in due course but with March upon us already it's time for updating the stock now. We've been working on this for some time and can confirm that it will take place at random sometime next weekend (Friday 17th March - Sunday 19th March) and as long as you are subscribed to our newsletter, you will be informed via email once it has been completed. No previews are available so please don't ask!
We will be adding at least 175 new items including a range of large range of documents, flying clothing, flying helmets, goggles, boots, survival kit, escape and evasion items, post-WW2 kit, and RAF station items. Prices start under £10 and rise to several thousand so there should be something for all pockets.
When viewing the update please remember that nothing is secured until you have completed the 'checkout'. For speed, you may wish to checkout as a 'guest', or log into your account (if previously registered). If you order multiple items, any excess postage paid will be refunded once the orders have been packed.
Payment can be made online through our automated checkout using Stripe or PayPal (no accounts needed). Select 'offline' payment to settle your bill using a bank transfer, cheque or credit/debit card payments via telephone.
If paying 'offline' please email and let us know.
In March 2021 we suspended all sales to mainland Europe due to significant losses following Brexit. Whilst we still don't offer direct sales to the EU through the website, it is now possible for our European customers to make purchases subject to certain conditions. If you are in the EU and do want to order, just let us know, we will then reserve the item/s and quote accurate postal costs for you.
Please note that any orders received between now and the update will not be processed or posted until at least Monday 20th March. Thanks for your patience.
Look after yourselves and don't forget to look out for the email notification...
David & team