You guys know a ton more about all things aviation than I do, so maybe you can answer something...
I live in the Albuquerque area, and do a lot of hiking/4-wheeling out in the Rio Puerco, west of town, so I've spent a good bit of time going over the
area on Google Maps/Earth.
Anyway, west of Albuquerque, along I-40, a little ways North of (what used to be) Route 66 Casino, there's an airstrip. It's a good ways out into the
Puerco, with only unmaintained dirt roads leading to it, and nothing else around it, but it's obviously maintained. There are two runways, but each is
only about 800ft long. I'm on my mobile at the moment, but here's some pictures from Google Maps. You can see the airstrip I'm talking about in the
upper half of this picture:
And for scale, here's nearby Double Eagle Airport at the same zoom level:
I have screenshots of the SunPort also at the same zoom, for scale, and of the airstrip in question at a much closer zoom, but my phone doesn't seem
to want to upload them. Go figure. Route 66 casino is visible in the bottom of the first picture, so it should be easy enough to find, should anyone
want to zoom in for a better look.
Anyhoo...Any idea what it might be for? Surely it's too small for any sort of manned aircraft, right? I've looked online and asked a bunch of other
locals I know, but haven't been able to find an answer.
My best guess is that it's for model planes. We do have a model plane club, that has a runway further West that they fly out of that's about the same
size, but it's not nearly as well maintained as this one.
I don't mean to derilail the thread, but with the two of you here, I figured this might be the best place to (maybe) get some sort of answer.
edit on 7/12/2015 by admirethedistance because: (no reason given)