ELITE Simulation Solutions AG is proud to announce that it has come to a sales agreement with the Swiss Distributor of AO Eyewear to offer the famous AO Eyewear (aka American Optical) Original Pilot sunglasses via ELITE’s distribution channels. Elite has received excellent pricing conditions which we can pass on to our customers.
The AO heritage began in 1833 and the company grew at an exponential rate. In 1917, a record of two and one-half million glasses were furnished to the US Government for the war effort. During WWII, AO supplied the US Government with new products including gun sights, bombsights, AR glass, aviation goggles, sunglasses and precision optics for military and instrument applications.
Between 1943 and 1944, a total of 5 million pairs of sunglasses were delivered to the Armed Forces.
It was in 1958 that the Flight Goggle 58, now known as the Original Pilot Sunglasses were produced for the US Air Force, Navy and NASA Astronauts to provide pilots with maximum protection, optical performance and comfort. In fact, the Original Pilot Sunglasses were honoured to be the first ever sunglasses to land on the moon, as worn by Commander Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 in 1969.
The AO Eyewear Original Pilot glasses have been a favourite of U.S. military pilots for more than 50 years. Engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to millions of U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines, and Airmen.
ELITE will be offering the Original Pilot Sunglasses in 3 different colours (black, gold & matt silver). They can be purchased via ELITE’s web shop as of immediately.