On the flight deck of the USS Papa Nui, the landing signal officer steadied the paddles in his hands parallel, indicating ’Roger’ to the incoming Corsair Pilot to keep his wings level for the landing. The LSO stood firm. Braced against the rolling of the ship, his yellow stencilled jersey and khaki chino cap with flipped up yellow visor made him visible to the incoming pilot. Suddenly he cut his right paddle across his chest and dropped his left paddle down by his side. The pilot noted the signals and dropped his plane to the deck, the arrest cable caught and the Corsair screeched amidst the smell of hot rubber to a sudden halt.
The Papa Nui LSO cap. A low profile naval aviators style realised in fine tropical weight officer grade khaki chino cloth with USN N3B safety yellow under visor and trim.
Available in sizes. Medium 58 and Large 60.
Recommended this cap should be washed in hot water and dried in a dryer.