Articles written by Cathy Hansen

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 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 28, 2024 

Remembering our friend, aviation legend Dick Rutan

Word was received that our pilot friend, Dick Rutan, passed away on May 3 and it saddened all of us...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 11, 2024

Airbus A380 leaves Mojave Air & Spaceport, bound for Glasgow, Scotland

Another first took place at Mojave Air & Space Port on April 30, when an Airbus A380 departed...

 

First C-17 came to Mojave Airport 29 years ago

Greetings from Mojave Air & Space Port at Rutan Field! I remember seeing the first C-17 Globemaster...

 

Beaver on floats in Hawaii

In June of 2003, my husband Al and I attended a National Navy League Convention in Hawaii and had a...

 

Boom Supersonic makes maiden flight of XB-1 demonstrator aircraft

Supersonic air travel is on the horizon after the successful first flight of the XB-1 that is the fo...

 

Remembering women in aviation – past and present!

The Antelope Valley, also known as "Aerospace Valley" has been blessed to have many women who have...

 

First powered flight for Stratolaunch TA-1 test vehicle

Exciting flight test news from Mojave Air & Space Port: Stratolaunch successfully accomplished the...

 

Howard DGA at Mojave in 2005

Many years ago, a pilot landed his big Howard DGA at Mojave while on his way to a big Howard Fly-In...

 

Aerospace icons at Mojave Air & Space Port – the day I met Louis Zamperini

It's hard to believe that it has been 19 years since Brian Binnie flew for the Ansari X-Prize with...

 

Universal Hydrogen Presentation at Plane Crazy Saturday

Universal Hydrogen's De Havilland Canada Dash-8-300 aircraft was the star of Plane Crazy Saturday...

 

Universal Hydrogen begins flight testing for their Hydrogen Regional Aircraft at Mojave Air & Space Port

On Sept. 26, a beautiful calm morning at Mojave Air & Space Port, Universal Hydrogen conducted...

 

Solid Rocket Motors from the Space Shuttle Endeavor have left Mojave Air & Spaceport bound for California Space Center

The Solid Rocket Motors from the shuttle Endeavor have been in storage at the Mojave Air and Space P...

 

Boom Supersonic's XB-1 Prototype accomplished first taxi tests

On Aug. 23, Boom Supersonic's scaled down prototype the XB-1 completed taxi tests on runway 30 at...

 

Flying Caribou from Kwajalein to Mojave

I was talking with our friend Dan Yost recently and we were remembering some of his Plane Crazy...

 

Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall in Rosamond, Nov. 7-12

Recently, I was asked if I could help raise funds to bring the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to Kern...

 

Charles Lindbergh was at Mojave MCAS during WWII

Did you know that Charles A. Lindbergh landed at Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station (MCAAS) Mojave a...

 

Thankful for great memories

I am easily diverted when I start looking at some of the old photos on my computer and realize that...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    July 8, 2023

Universal Hydrogen lands at Mojave Air & Space Port for flight test

On June 26, Universal Hydrogen completed a ferry flight of its hydrogen fuel cell-powered turboprop...

 

The stars are whispering Brian's name

I always enjoy reading this poem titled "Because I fly" by retired Air Force pilot and Vietnam Veter...

 

Memorial Day at Mojave Cemetery

Let's take a look at the recent Memorial Day event at Mojave Cemetery. Paul Holzer, general manager...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 27, 2023

Technology and Tactics of Operation Linebacker I and II of the Vietnam Air War

We had a great Plane Crazy Saturday on May 20! Many pilots flew in to enjoy the calm air and camarad...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 13, 2023

Wonderful aerospace history in the skies over the Antelope Valley

Let me take you back a few decades. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing in 1965...

 

Mojave Air & Space Port update

MASP Director of Operations Mojave Air & Space Port (MASP) at Rutan Field has welcomed, Arielle...

 

Stratolaunch's Roc third captive carry flight a success

On April 1, Stratolaunch gracefully lifted from runway 30 at Mojave Air and Space Port to begin...

 

New leadership at Scaled Composites

From a press release posted on March 30 on Scaled Composites website, "Scaled Composites is pleased...

 

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