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High Desert Hangar

Bob Alvis stories

High Desert Hangar Stories: Keeping a promise at the Veterans Home...

Last time, I shared the story of the F-100 jet display that never showed up at the Pete Knight Veterans Home, and my belief...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Keeping a promise at the Pete Knight...

Sometimes great, passion-filled ideas can find themselves bogged down in the realities of logistics and bureaucracy. The passage of time can become an adversary...

High Desert Hangar Stories: LA County Air Show 2020, and when...

All my life I’ve fancied myself a struggling storyteller and I’ve been blessed that people find value in the stories I share. The range of...

Happy 100th Birthday, General Cardenas!

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert L. Cardenas just celebrated his 100th birthday on March 10. He was born at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, on...

High Desert Hangar Stories: A memory of old Lancaster – the...

For generations it has stood at the corner of Lancaster Boulevard and Cedar Street. It was built years ago at what was then considered...

Pancho and Amelia: A clash of personalities at the birth of...

In today’s world, we see women involved in every aspect of society. It’s no stretch of the imagination to see that ladies are just...

High Desert Hangar Stories

Lancaster’s War Eagle Field: Home of Polaris Flight Academy and No. 2 B.F.T.S. When we talk aviation history here in the Antelope Valley, the term “Aerospace...

High Desert Hangar Stories – Jesse L. Brown & Thomas J....

We are all aware of the struggles and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Many hoped that after the war, their...

Lancaster Cemetery observes Wreaths Across America

Saturday, Dec. 14 dawned as a cold and windy day in the Antelope Valley. But at Lancaster Cemetery, a warm glow started early in the...

100-year-old veteran pioneer on U-2 project

LANCASTER, Calif. — Getting to the century mark is interesting enough by itself, but Lou Arnold also took part in a couple of aviation’s...