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USAF Thunderbirds in Mojave

The USAF Thunderbirds Demonstration Team was in Mojave on Aug. 30 to check out the airport as a...

 

Vintage FP9 locomotive in Tehachapi

On Sept. 13 this former Canada National FP9 #1751 was on the side track by the Tehachapi Unified...

 

Thunder on the Mountain Car Show and music in Central Park

Race Communication's Thunder on the Mountain Car show was a big hit with over 200 cars and trucks...

 

A different slice of life

I want to look back on a memorable trip to the Sacramento Railroad Museum with my daughter Sarah....

 

Warbonnet locomotives in Tehachapi

A rarity! A double headed BNSF Warbonnet 4718 (C44-9W) and 4713 (C44-9W); the units are over 25...

 

Live music at Tehachapi Farmers Market

Lindsay and Cedric played to large crowds at the Farmers Market on June 16 in Centennial Plaza....

 

NASA's hot rod Pontiac Catalina

Lots of people that know me know I came to the high desert of California to learn to fly airplanes,...

 

Mountain Bowling update

A quick update on the family entertainment center that's being constructed in Old Town Tehachapi....

 

A visit to the Edwards AFB Flight Test Museum

A friend asked me a few weeks ago if I would like to revisit the Edwards AFB Flight Test Museum....

 

TNAZ Cruisin' Car Show

The first annual TNAZ Cruisin' Car Show at the Church of the Nazarene on May 14 was a fantastic...

 

Mountain waves

A Lancair aircraft is pictured in the foreground with a lenticular cloud in the background. I have...

 

Automotive history in Tehachapi

Lots of automotive history can be seen when you're out and about walking the streets of Tehachapi....

 

Culvert upgades on the UP Railroad

If you were wondering about all the concrete structures on the side of the Union Pacific Railroad...

 

High rate of train traffic

According to the road crew of this train, this is usually a slow time for the railroads but not...

 

Local drag racer wins at Famoso Raceway

Local Tehachapi construction contractor and drag racer Larry Warne participated in the California...

 

Student Build-A-Plane Project first flight

On Sunday morning, Oct. 10, the students and families of the Tehachapi Build-A-Plane Project got to...

 

Doc returns to Inyokern

Once upon a time my daughter Sarah J. and I made a trek to Eastern Kern County to see a B-29...

 

Stargazing event

The town came out for the Stargazing event at Tehachapi Airport on Sept. 11. They had telescopes...

 

Famous war planes from our past

I really miss going to air shows. Two of my favorite warbird aircraft are the P-38 Lightning and...

 

Drag boat races are back at Lake Ming

The National Jet Boat Association Racers (NJBAR) were back at Lake Ming on May 15 and 16. The lake...

 

Memories of General Chuck Yeager, other great pilots

"Just signatures in a log book but they mean a lot to me." I looked through my stack of pilot log...

 

Spectacular cloud formations

High winds on December 7 produced spectacular cloud formations in the sky over Tehachapi. The winds...

 

Church adaptations to return to Kern COVID-19 Purple Tier

Adaptations to Sunday Mass were put into effect by St. Malachy Church on November 22. The weather...

 

The best pilot I have ever known

I have been around aviation since 1983, when I took lessons to fly sailplanes in Tehachapi at the...

 

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