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Base Hopping 2015

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posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 11:54 AM
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The YB-49 crash site is just off the 58 between Edwards and Mojave. You guys have probably been there but there are still pieces of aluminum and a nice memorial set up.




posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: admirethedistance
It's Double Eagle Airport and it has 2 runways. One is 7400 feet long and the other is 6000 feet. The identifier is KAEG. It is owned by the city and the airport manager is Mike Medley. 120 aircraft are based there and it averages over 210 operations a day. The FBO is Bode Aviation.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sounds like fun........



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 06:42 PM
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Had our first security run in today. Lost some great pictures too sadly. But now we know where we can and can't take them so we'll get some good ones tomorrow before moving on.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Had our first security run in today. Lost some great pictures too sadly. But now we know where we can and can't take them so we'll get some good ones tomorrow before moving on.

That sucks that you lost pictures. Did they confiscate your camera/film? If it were me, I probably would have been hemmed up by security at my first stop, knowing my luck lol.


originally posted by: F4guy
a reply to: admirethedistance
It's Double Eagle Airport and it has 2 runways. One is 7400 feet long and the other is 6000 feet. The identifier is KAEG. It is owned by the city and the airport manager is Mike Medley. 120 aircraft are based there and it averages over 210 operations a day. The FBO is Bode Aviation.

Nope. I live about 13 miles away from Double Eagle, and am quite familiar with it. The airstrip I'm wondering about is about 8 miles West of Double Eagle and about 2 and a half miles North of Hard Rock Casino, in the Rio Puerco.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: admirethedistance

Nah, they were pretty cool about it. Just came out and talked to us, told us on one side of the road we were on base property, but we were cool on the other side of the road. Just asked if we took any, and if we'd go ahead and delete them, and watched while we did.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: admirethedistance

I had a 6" SCT scope attached to Zaph's camera so we had some a serious equipment set up.
They had to take ALL of our info though, even soc. number.
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posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

You're not really an AvNerd until you've had a security run in.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's right. Not doing it right of not.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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you two are kinda bad ass when teamed up and on a mission together. sounds like an adventure for sure.

can't wait to see what pictures you are allowed to keep and post from whatever location you guys were being mischievous at today.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 10:27 PM
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More, including from Victorville. Look carefully at the B-52 markings. They have quite a sense of humor about the tests.





Ex-Omega 707























GE 747 engine testbed, with 787 PIP test engine on #2 position.



There's a mystery behind these two F-100s.





Blackbird Air Park gift shop.







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posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 10:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That crow in the APU vent of the 747 was daring us to come and try to get him.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 11:01 PM
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What does that say? It looks like the first word is 'Ninja', but I can't quite make out the rest.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: admirethedistance

Alfalfa Impact Study. They launched from a DC-130, and as soon as the Firebee launched, the recovery parachute deployed and it crashed into an Alfalfa field.



posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Aww, I was hoping they had tested its' effectiveness against ninjas.


Now that you've pointed it out, I can see 'Alfalfa', but I never would've guessed that if you hadn't said it. I was pretty confident it actually said 'Ninja'.

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posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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Some of the others are pretty funny. There was an SRB test that the chute failed, and drove it into the ground, if you look closely at the markings.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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Check out photorec. A free recovery tool for deleted files. Works like a champ. a reply to: Zaphod58




posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 01:04 AM
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Yeah, I noticed the failed chute, and the plane breaking into pieces. At least those guys have a sense of humor. What's the significance of the flames shooting out of the engines? It seems about half of them have that, or the red triangle (which I assume is representative of the same thing).



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: admirethedistance

Powered flights as opposed to gliding flights.



posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Ah. Makes sense. Another shining example of my near total ignorance of all things aviation. My father was one of the lead systems engineers on the F-16...I really oughta know some of this stuff lol.




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