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High Desert Hangar Stories: Air Show Tow? Dick Jewell and His...

For those of you who have enjoyed the Los Angeles County Air Show in recent years, one aspect of that show that you never...

High Desert Hangar Stories The first Edwards Air Show: Muroc’s Great...

All the “air show buzz” about next year’s two local air shows, coupled with my trip this week up to Sacramento’s Mather Field to...

High Desert Hangar Stories Northrop’s P-61 Black Widow: America’s WWII night...

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News In my hallway is a painting that is unique to our household, as it’s the one that my...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The heroes who inspire me

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News There was a time when heroes of the cinema were based on real, individuals. The crossover between fantasy...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Major’s hat

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Edwards Air Force Base is home to the 412th Test Wing, which has a full schedule of flight...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Jets, missiles and motorcycles

Back in my Air Force days at George Air Force Base in the 1970s, plenty of days were filled with hours of boredom and...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Lonely Rocket Man

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Back in the 1970s, Elton John sang a haunting song about a lonely astronaut in a fictional space...

Fourth of July festivity narrowly misses jolt

By Dennis Anderson, special to Aerotech News Even the best of plans can’t always sidestep unplanned surprises. As the last of folks prepared to leave...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Stratosphere for the People: Part II

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News In the first installment of my look back at the historic Lockheed XC-35, we learned of the run-up...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Stratosphere for the people

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Tucked away in storage back at the Smithsonian’s restoration and long-term storage facility in Washington, D.C., rests an...