Materials used in the repair of aircrew clothing will be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged
items, except where specifically prohibited, or will be new materials. New materials will conform to the
appropriate specifications and will be requisitioned from standard numbers, or part numbers, complete military
standard numbers, or part number and Contractor and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) listed in Section III.
Do not use substitute materials.
REPAIR OF AIRCREW CLOTHING.
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the amount of repair
necessary. The following methods shall be observed as fully as skills, facilities, funds, and local conditions
permit. The sequence of operations shall be determined by the repairing organizations, unless otherwise
Attachment of organizational Insignias Is permissible. Method of attachment Is a
command option. If sewn, use MIL-T-44100 or A-A-50195.
Inspection. Inspect the aircrew coat and trousers to determine the extent of damage, normal
wear and the need for repair. The material may begin to pill after some use (loose fibers may
form on the surface of the material). This condition Is normal and does not degrade the items
serviceability. These pills may be removed by hand.
Cleaning. Hand or machine launder the aircrew coat and trousers with mild soap and water in
accordance with paragraph 22-7 Cleaning. Rinse and air or machine dry.
Make all repairs to aircrew clothing with MIL-T-44100 or A-A-50195 thread. Use of non-
aramid thread type may cause hot spots and severe injury In case of fire.
Repair. Repairs to be accomplished at unit level will be hand sewing of rips, tears, loose seams
and damaged button holes. Replace missing or damaged buttons and belt loops. Replacement
buttons will match the original buttons in color, design, and size of the type specified in Section
Direct Support Maintenance.
Inspection. Dirt, mud, dust, spots, mildew stain and other foreign matter shall be removed by
laundering. Mildewy and rotten items shall be discarded. Seams shall be tested by grasping the
item with both hands and pulling at right angles to the seam. Areas to be repaired shall be
marked with chalk. Non-specification and personnel marks shall be erased or obscured.