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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...

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...

D-Day Dicing Missions – Part II

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Just the title “D-Day” gives most people the chills, when thinking of how much bravery and heroism took...

High Desert Hangar Stories: D-Day “Dicing” Part One – The Lead-Up

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News We are on the threshold of celebrating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in a few weeks. In modern society,...

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

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News On April 22, we suffered a tremendous loss when Planes of Fame pilot David Vopat and the historic...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Lockheed remembers one of its own: Mac...

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Lockheed remembers one of its own: Mac comes home When researching history, it’s often hard to not become emotionally...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Lockheed remembers its own – Part Two

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Mr. W. I. Fluty 607 ½ North Sycamore Hollywood, California Dear Mr. Fluty: For a long time we searched for what would...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Lockheed remembers one of its own –...

Courtesy photograph Visalia Union High school graduate Joseph MacKenzie Fluty. By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News We will never see another conflict like the one...