The Pilots Badge was instituted in August 1935,
early examples are of the highest quality and the materials used, throughout its manufactured lifetime varied from nickel
silver to aluminium to zinc.
The Pilots Badge is finished with a dark, oxidized eagle and silver wreath which is
sometimes found with a frosted finish and polished highlights. Later badges used silver wash over the zinc
base metal, then being lacquered to protect the finish.
Not that many manufacturers were licensed to make this badge;
the following is a list of those known: