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 By Cathy Hansen    Community    April 24, 2021 

Battle of Britain veteran at Mojave Airport

So many historical aircraft have been tucked away in hangars at Mojave Airport through the years....

 

Remembering our Veterans and the aircraft they flew

Sixteen years ago, my husband Al and his son Dor helped set up a UH-1B "Huey" for a Vietnam Veteran...

 

Mike Nixon restores a second BMW 801 for a World War II Fw 190

My husband Al and I had a special opportunity last week to visit with Mike Nixon at Vintage Radials...

 

The Sierra Wave and gliders

You know how you feel when the wind is howling and you see the standing lenticular clouds, (the...

 

Dr. Rich Sugden's FJ Fury

Twenty years ago, in 2001, our friends Larry and Joan Mockford owned a very rare North American Avia...

 

New directors installed at Mojave Air & Spaceport

On December 4, 2020, Mojave Air & Spaceport Director Jim Balentine presided over the swearing-in...

 

Famous people who served America

Happy New Year to everyone! Praying for a bright, joyful and healthy 2021 for you and yours! I have...

 

December is an important month in aviation history

Aviation enthusiasts everywhere know there are many very important dates to remember in the month of...

 

Mojave Air & Spaceport Veterans Day Ceremony

Beautiful November weather with light winds greeted Veterans and supporting citizens at the Veterans...

 

Keynote Speaker Tech Sergeant Peck

Tech Sergeant James Curtis Peck will be the Keynote Speaker at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the...

 

Messerschmitt Bf 109 at Mojave

There have been many unusual airplanes at Mojave Airport. In 2001, when Bruce Lockwood had the...

 

It's important to have dreams

Isn't it amazing when you can experience a lifelong dream? When I was in my early 20s, I loved...

 

Dick Lawyer, Mojave Airport aviation legend

Dick Lawyer, one of our very good friends and a big part of Mojave Airport's flying history, passed...

 

Brian Binnie and SpaceShipOne

On October 4, 2004, Brian Binnie flew SpaceShipOne for the second Ansari X Prize flight. He soared...

 

Opportunity of a lifetime

Participating in Historical V-J Day Aerial Parades in Hawaii, marking the end of WWII On July 26,...

 

Local aviation duo headed to Historical V-J Day Commemoration

Our friends Dustin Mosher and Diane Barney own a 1942 Stearman "Felix," and it was chosen to be...

 

Kitty cats and airplanes

My life is full of kitty cats and airplanes! Since my son Douglas passed away, I have been taking...

 

Remember what our World War II Vets fought to save – freedom

As California hit its highest daily count of confirmed cases of coronavirus over the past week and...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    July 4, 2020

Mojave Air & Spaceport's CV-990 Gate Guard

An interesting program was on the History Channel back in 2004 and it involved Mojave Airport's...

 

Douglas DC-3, also known as C-47 and R4D

The Douglas Aircraft Company's DC-3 is probably the most famous aircraft ever built. A. E. Raymond a...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    June 6, 2020

Emails from MCAS Mojave Vets

During the past few days, I have been going through some of my old emails and aviation articles...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 9, 2020

Wen Painter taught Superman to fly!

Weneth "Wen" Dwane Painter passed away in Pleasanton, California on April 21 at the age of 84. Wen...

 

MISTY Super FAC's in Vietnam

I highly recommend reading the book, "Misty: First Person Stories of the F-100 Fast FACs in the...

 

Test pilots – George Welch and Al Blackburn

I want to give recognition and great appreciation to George Welch, a U.S. Army Air Corps Second...

 

Pat Weiland – WWII Mojave Marine

Isn't it interesting how enjoyable it is to hear or read historical stories about flying,...

 

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