The center is a bear, which is our university mascot. I custom made some to gift to a few fluid mechanics faculty and grad students. Cheaper and faster turnaround than ordering ones from GB.
Reminds me of the cost to create this remarkable writing instrument. The USSR used pencils.So, no reply yet from A-B, but the other patches came in (yesterday), and I brought the suit and patches to the seamstress, along with a pile of photo references.
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"Flight operations" is made in China and the "Commercial crew" is made in USA.
I also grabbed this detail for the sleeve pocket:
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I use these refills all the time in my Parker pens, but this is only the second complete pen I've bought. In the past, I've had the "bullet" pens, which are great to carry in a pants pocket, but I end up losing them (or people "borrow" them) and that gets expensive after a while... We'll see how I like this one. I would like the earlier side-button one but those are around $50 these days.