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George AFB: My first duty station

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Once upon a time, an Airman in technical school in Wichita Falls, Texas, got orders to his next...

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...

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: 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...

Beset by Gremlins: Howard Hughes and the first flight of the...

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Last issue, we got up to speed on the events of the day leading up to Howard Hughes’...

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...