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Memories of 'Air Wolf' at Mojave

I recently saw in the news that the good-looking star of the TV show "Air Wolf," Jan Michael...

 

VariViggen – Burt Rutan's first homebuilt aircraft design

In 1963, at the age of 20, Burt Rutan was inspired to design a homebuilt aircraft after seeing the...

 

Adding 'Rutan Field' to Mojave Air & Spaceport name under consideration

At a recent Mojave Air & Spaceport board meeting, General Manager/CEO Karina Drees announced...

 

Saying goodbye to a great aviation couple Phil and Elle Coussens

Such sad news for family, friends and patients of Dr. Phil Coussens and his RN wife, Ellen...

 

Becoming an astronaut – a dream come true for Mark Stucky

Exciting dreams come true at Mojave Air & Spaceport! Dec. 13 produced a calm, crisp morning and...

 

Unexpected encounter at the North Pole

At the December Plane Crazy Saturday, Dick Rutan, described his unexpected North Pole adventure...

 

Remember December 7 and the attack at Pearl Harbor

As December 7 approaches, I am reminded of how some people think we should push the memories of the...

 

EAA Friendship Tour with Mike Melvill and Dick Rutan

I was reminded recently of the exciting and terribly hazardous trip that Mike Melvill and Dick...

 

Clarence 'Kelly' Johnson's Skunk Works Chief Test Pilot – Bob Gilliland

Robert J. 'Bob' Gilliland has logged more experimental supersonic test flights above Mach 2 and...

 

Double Korean Ace – Frederick 'Boots' Blesse

During the Korean War, comparisons between the F-86 and MiG-15 were always made by the pilots on...

 

Saluting a gathering of Test Pilot Schools

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Class #154 from Patuxent River, MD; The U.S. Air...

 

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Cardenas, USAF

Do you know the feeling of meeting a person and instantly there seems to be a connection? That...

 

I'm dreaming of a Beaver on floats!

I think the heat is getting to me as I find myself longing for a little cool! I am daydreaming and...

 

Flying in a rare Fieseler Storch

Steve Ericson gave a great presentation at Plane Crazy Saturday last month. He spoke about new...

 

If we could go back in time

Have you every wished you could go back in time? I have heard several people say they wished they co...

 

Racing warbirds – F4U Corsairs

As I get older, I find myself remembering wonderful and crazy things I did in my younger days. Like...

 

Greatest Generation WWII Navy Veteran – Cal Emerson

Our good buddy at Bakersfield Council Navy League, Cal Emerson, passed away Wednesday morning, June...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    June 9, 2018

A NASA test pilot at Mojave

Isn't it funny how we can witness history in the making and not realize at the moment how...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 26, 2018

A 1942 Stearman in the Vintage Air Rally

Living and working around Mojave Air & Spaceport is always exciting! We feel so fortunate to be...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 12, 2018

Flying B-17s in World War II

Doug Clipperton, Mojave Chamber of Commerce President, has shared some exciting war stories about...

 

This year marked the 76th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders

Morale in America was low after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and something needed...

 

Dan Yost USAF Pilot and C-7 Caribou in Vietnam

Retired U.S. Air Force veteran, Dan Yost gave a presentation about flying the DeHavilland Canada,...

 

U.S. Naval Test Pilots at Mojave Airport

For the past 21 years, in March and September, we have invited the graduating class of the Navy...

 

Carl 'Ben' Eielson, Father of Alaskan Aviation

Whenever my husband Al and I visit Anchorage, we head to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum next...

 

Phantoms at Mojave!

I'm sure that many readers remember seeing F-4s parked at Mojave Airport to be transformed into full...

 

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