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Oct. 14, 1947: Breaking barriers, and a rib or two….

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News The anniversary of the first manned supersonic flight comes around every year on Oct. 14. Being that this one...

High Desert Hangar Stories: Tug o’ warbirds

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News This past weekend, I was doing my flight line duties at the Capital Air Show in Sacramento. All the...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Courtesy photographCol. Albert Boyd posing with Racey after the successful attempt to set a new world speed record. A record in the desert Chuck Yeager...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Better red then dead! Military pilots in World War II had many obstacles to overcome before shipping off to war, and sometimes the obstacles were...

High Desert Hangar: Stories Old Warriors

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News July 1980 was the end of an era and one that I was privileged to see play out...

High Desert Hangar Stories: “I can’t believe what I just saw!”

By Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News Air Force work days back in the late 1970s were pretty routine. With the nation not involved in a...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Courtesy photographThe Hospital where Jimmy Blake was treated at in Lancaster Mountaineering in the Antelope Valley A recurring subject in my column here are...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Robert Hester For the love of a son On Dec. 5, 1943, the crew of B-24E #41-28463 -- an Army Air Corps Liberator -- was...

Lancaster Cemetery Memorial day 2017

Monday as we gathered for another Memorial Day remembrance at the oldest established cemetery in the Antelope Valley, I could not help but think...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Voices I’m going to take some liberties with this week’s column to give a heads up about an upcoming program here at Aerotech News. Many...