About Aviator Gear

Serving Military Flying Squadrons, Defense Contractors, and other Aviation Organizations

Thanks for checking us out! Our company was created for the squadron Snacko, Mess Officer, or Booster Club; to save you time and money. We are your online wingman, who you can trust to get it done and make you look good.

Are you the "Go To" Guy? We feel your pain

We've been there. No instructions, no continuity book, and every order is a rush. You needed it yesterday, and you need it to be correct...the first time. We'll make your ideas happen--even from sketches on a pizza box. We are the experts, and you can rest assured your design will be perfect. We're former Snackos ourselves, so we know what it takes to get a quality product, at a great price, shipped on-time, to your corner of the world.

Service - Quality - Price - Quick Turnaround

Yes, we have your squadron! We are at heart a design company and are standing by ready to create your custom artwork and mockups...always free of charge. Whether you're assigned to Kadena, deployed to Bagram, or sitting at the Starbucks outside NAS Jacksonville; we will make your job easier. In just two clicks, you can Contact Us or Get a Quote for your project. We will guide you through the design process and show you How It Works.

Our Story

It all started back in 1995, when our founder was a Lt and the brand new Snacko of the 44th Fighter Squadron. Every product in the squadron had a different vendor, and he was always trying to figure out "who made it for us last time." Often, he and the LPA just went with whichever company the last guy used, and settled for the random level of service and quality. Fast forward three more flying assignments, and Trap had an idea...why not create a company to provide the products a squadron needs all in one place? And there you go, Aviator Gear was born!

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Company Leadership

Amanda Bower, CEO, drives the company strategic execution and marketing. Amanda is a native of Ocala, Florida, and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the ATHENA PowerLink program. In 2007, she met her business partner and husband Cory. They live in Historic Springfield, just north of downtown Jacksonville.

Cory "Trap" Bower is the President and founder of Aviator Gear. Cory was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming and is a graduate of the USAF Academy. Trap served over 21 years in the USAF with over 3,000 hours in the F-15C and AT-38. He has logged over 200 combat hours with three deployments to Southwest Asia, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cory retired from the Florida Air National Guard in 2013 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Company Certifications

  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) certified
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Jacksonville Small Emerging Business (JSEB) certified