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NASA’s supersonic X-59 QueSST coming together at famed factory

In the high desert of California, where some of the most important aircraft in aviation history have been built and flown, the next airplane...

Skunk Works ‘takes over’ Palmdale classroom

Students at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, Calif., had a big surprise waiting for them the morning of April 18, when they entered Ruben...

Aviation legend Bob Gilliland passes

Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland, former Lockheed test pilot and the first man to fly the iconic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the world’s fastest aircraft,...

VX-9 resumes flight ops at NAWS China Lake following earthquakes

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Nine (VX-9) resumed normal flight operations July 10 on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in Southern California. Naval...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The N-9MB — Not an eagle in...

On April 22, we suffered a tremendous loss when Planes of Fame pilot David Vopat and the historic Northrop N-9MB were both lost in...

Virgin Galactic moving to New Mexico from Mojave

At a May 10 press conference at the New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe, hosted by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham,...

WWII ‘Screaming Eagle’ vet Ochsner of California City dies, 96

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif.--World War II veteran Henry L. Ochsner, who served with the 101st Airborne Division from the D-Day invasion at Normandy through the...

Students solar, electric cars rev up to win

In preparation for an upcoming competition, 20 students in Palmdale High School’s Engineering Academy have been spending as much time as possible perfecting their...

Palm Springs Air Museum offers flight of memory in a time...

PALM SPRINGS--A richly-endowed air museum is a time machine of sorts, in that it combines an expansive view of recent history, with aviation technology...

A United States service academy: Another option for college

College bound? Why not consider applying for admission into a United States service academy run by the Air Force, Army, Navy, Merchant Marine or...