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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted October 9, 2018 by by Bob Alvis

History is best described as the setting sun and the night that follows. Those of us who have a passion for all things historical realize we are attempting to keep that history in the daylight for future generations, by taking the old and repackaging it in a new and interactive way that will spark the…

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Flyovers: A uniquely American tradition

Posted February 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

I stood in the middle of the street some years ago in Lancaster, as the local Veterans Day Parade was about to get underway and the power to get it rolling was in my right hand.

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KC-46 Pegasus undergoes testing in Benefield Anechoic Facility

Posted May 31, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A KC-46A Pegasus has entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the first time.

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NASA shares fine art collection with public

Posted October 7, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Cam Martin, curator of NASA Armstrong’s fine arts program, gave a special narrated tour at Lancaster’s Museum of Art and History which displayed more than five dozen pieces of aviation art commemorating Armstrong’s 70th anniversary. On public display for the very first time were California artist Robert Schaar’s 17-painting series of…

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AFSA enjoys visiting fellow Veterans

Posted August 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association aren’t quite sure what to say about visiting veteran’s homes -- is it an honor, aprivilege or just a fun time of fellowship and hearing incredible, intimate stories of life “back in the day?”

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White Knights and starry skies: Toward commercial space travel

Posted April 7, 2017 by Peter W. Merlin

Visitors to the recent Los Angeles County Air Show at Fox Field in Lancaster, Calif., were treated to a presentation by two test pilots from Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS.

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A Gathering of Eagles: Steve “Hooter” Rainey

Posted October 21, 2017 by

Steve Rainey is a 1980 Engineering Mechanics graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He attended pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., and flew F-4s at Ramstien Air Base, Germany. Rainey received his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami and graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1991…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted September 7, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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Oct. 14, 1947: Breaking barriers, and a rib or two….

Posted October 6, 2017 by Bob Alvis

The anniversary of the first manned supersonic flight comes around every year on Oct. 14.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted August 18, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were self-inflicted.

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