Photos Gallery is password protected and is only accessible to our registered members.  To register contact Bob McElwain at [email protected]

Our photo galleries are a tribute to all the former and retired USAF Personal Equipment personnel who laid the groundwork for what is now known as Aircrew Flight Equipment. Would you like to see some of your old pictures here?  I’ll consider replacing some of the pictures with your pictures if they appear to be of interest to the life support community. To donate pictures please e-mail them to me.  The format for the pictures should be in JPG format ONLY and scanned so that the final file size of each picture is approximately 10K – 100K.  If you don’t have a scanner for old photos just send me the photos and I will return them as soon as possible. Include as much info as you can about each picture, i.e., who, what, when, and where.

Help us create an archive of photos from our days at tech school. If you have a class picture from Chanute or Sheppard AFB, we’d love to add it to this gallery. Submitted photographs must be of a class or the school staff. Exceptions will be made when the subject matter merits it. Your picture must be scanned using a flatbed scanner. The ONLY file format we accept is JPEG (“.jpg”). If you can help it, please do not email any other format, such as “bmp”, “gif”, or images stored within word-processor documents (“doc”).


Photographs should be accompanied by a narrative that includes at least your name, and the year it was taken. Other details are welcome. If you know the names of any of the students, feel free to list them.

Unless you request otherwise, your name will be included in a “submitted by” caption along with the photograph. Depending on the volume of submissions, it may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to post your picture on this site.

Please email your photograph to [email protected] . If you do not own or have access to a scanner then mail your picture to the address below. I will return it as soon as I can.

Bob McElwain

12320 Roadrunner Lane

Victorville, CA 92392

Thanks to everyone who have already taken the time and effort to get their pictures to me. Hopefully, more of you will submit your class photos soon. If anyone can identify any of the unidentified students in a picture, please let me know!