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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: Washed out of the cockpit at 28?...

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Checking out books and magazines of modern-day aerospace and aviation offerings can bring you up to date on...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The warfighter’s quest for ‘Peace on Earth’

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News As this year winds down, we find ourselves in another holiday season looking for a bit of spirituality...

High Desert Hangar Stories Wreaths Across America: Honoring our fallen heroes

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News For quite a few years now, I have been a supporter of the Wreaths Across America program at...

High Desert Hangar Stories: A Tale of Two Davids, and a...

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News I heard a Special Forces soldier say recently that his greatest hero is the Vietnam veteran. In his...

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...