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Louis Setter and his dream: The General FM-1 Flying Motorcycle

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Funny how things come into my life and ending up being typed out on this old laptop of...

The Tuskegee Bomber Pilots of World War II

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Many years ago, I came across a G.I. Joe doll that was out of the box and was...

A P-51 pilot’s five minutes of fame (or “How to Be...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News It had been a long day at Fox Field about 10 years ago. The Air Museum at Planes...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Best of Bob 2020

We hope you enjoy this selection of some of Bob Alvis' most engaging reminiscences and historical insights into aerospace and aviation milestones, in the...

High Desert Hangar Stories A Veteran’s Christmas lesson of conquering despair...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News David Read spent a couple of Christmases in a German POW camp in Bavaria during World War II. As...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Convair XF-92 – a Delta Wing...

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News When the United States was looking to develop a point-defense interceptor in the 1940s, the delta wing design...

High Desert Hangar Stories: On behalf of a grateful nation

Veterans Day 2020 will definitely have a different feel to it this year, as the usual gatherings and ceremonies will be watered down or,...

High Desert Hangar Stories: From Flying Circus to Hybrid Airshow

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News The week of Oct. 5-10, 2020 saw a first that only Edwards AFB has ever attempted, when it comes...

The best of America and our Valley

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Media day at this year’s Edwards Hybrid Air Show was itself full of firsts at a military base...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The miracle — and the mystery —...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Thumbing through an old copy of Bulaero, the base paper for Lancaster’s War Eagle Field in World War II,...