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 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 14, 2022 

Stratolaunch 5th test flight shows new pylon

On the calm morning of May 4, Star Wars Day, Stratolaunch (Roc), the world's largest aircraft by...

 

Saying goodbye to the First Lady of Mojave Airport

Mary Mildred (Jerri) Sabovich died in Savannah, Georgia on March 9, having reached 94 years of life...

 

War in the Aleutians

I remember attending a Navy League meeting in Bakersfield back in 2005 where I mentioned that my hus...

 

Mason Hutchison speaks at Plane Crazy Saturday

Mason Hutchison was invited to speak at the March 19 Plane Crazy Saturday event held at Mojave Air...

 

Amelia Earhart – woman pilot, air racer and first president of the Ninety-Nines

Recently, my husband Al and I were remembering some of the aviation movies that we have seen...

 

Weather clears for Stratolaunch fourth flight test

After a couple of days of strong winds, rain and blowing snow, Thursday, Feb. 24 was clear, calm...

 

Tony LeVier – the extraordinary life of a distinctive test pilot

Born in Duluth, Minnesota on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1913, Anthony "Tony" LeVier began life...

 

Stratolaunch's Roc returns to the air

Another exciting flight test day at Mojave Air & Space Port with the gigantic Stratolaunch...

 

Maximum 'wow factor' at Plane Crazy Saturday

The November Plane Crazy Saturday had a maximum "wow factor!" Meghan Salzman gave a concise and...

 

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the epic flight of Voyager

There are so many important aviation dates to remember in the month of December. The Wright...

 

Veterans Day at Mojave Air & Space Port

America's military Veterans were honored at Legacy Park at Mojave Air & Space Port on Nov. 11....

 

Former NASA flight test engineer, general aviation icon has 'flown west'

Weneth "Wen" Dwane Painter passed away in Pleasanton, California, April 21, 2020, at the age of 84....

 

Memories of Rufus Cook

I remember speaking at a funeral for a dear friend from Navy League nearly twenty years ago. Another...

 

North American F-86 – a beautiful aircraft

My parents were married in 1927 and lived through the Great Depression. My father learned at an...

 

Russian Biplanes at Mojave

The Ukrainian AN-2 was initially developed as an agricultural aircraft and the first prototype flew...

 

12 years of Plane Crazy

Plane Crazy Saturday (PCS) continues to be successful at Mojave Air & Space Port. Mojave...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    July 3, 2021

Two very special residents of Tehachapi – Sally and Mike Melvill

Sally and Mike Melvill are two of the finest people on planet Earth! Mike Melvill was born in...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    June 5, 2021

Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engine

The Mojave Transportation Museum saluted radial engines at the May 15 Plane Crazy Saturday and Mike...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 22, 2021

'Yellow Peril' at Mojave!

Al Hansen's little N3N-3"Yellow Peril" two-hole, biplane flew away to a new home in Lake Tahoe...

 

Memorial Day at Mojave Cemetery

The East Kern Cemetery District and Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation are joining together to...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 8, 2021

Roc flies again!

After days of waiting for high winds and bad weather to clear on April 29, the colossal six-engine S...

 

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...

 

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