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High Desert Hangar

Bob Alvis stories

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Air Force Plant 72 We who live here in the Antelope Valley are well aware of our famous Air Force Plant 42 that has contributed...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

The lost chapter. For many years, I’ve spent my time poking around history and finding the stories and items that are more than just historic...

Duck and cover …

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Growing up here in the Antelope Valley in the 1950s and 1960s we had our fair share of...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Maj. Henry J. Deutschendorf was a U.S. Air Force pilot who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War. A four-war pilot,...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Spending time with the Aerotech crew this weekend at their production retreat to plan for the future I was inspired by all the great...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

I knew that someday I would find a way to get my passion for railroading into Aerotech News and today is that day! Hallelujah!...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Being Memorial Day weekend I was searching for a story that would reflect service to country and sacrifice by an individual that had ties...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Towns and cities always have secrets and when it comes to aviation and history, and Lancaster, Calif., is no exception. Back in 1918, the first...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Making my way around the Planes of Fame Air Show last weekend I was in search of a story that would be uplifting and...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Working hard at the Los Angeles County Air Show last month, I found myself in a unique position the Monday after, when one of...