posted on Dec, 22 2017 @ 04:10 AM
Sometimes when a plane is diverted, it is due to an in flight emergency (IFE). In this case, I think they filed the paperwork incorrectly since it
seems that the normal destination of Janet 652 actually IS Groom Lake.
I guess an explanation is due here if the reader doesn't know the scheme the USAF uses to hide flights to Groom Lake. All flights allegedly fly
between McCarran and the Tonopah Test Range. In real life, some of those flights actually go to Groom Lake. They file their flight destination with a
wink and a nudge, but air traffic control knows the real destination.
The easiest way to tell if a flight is going to Groom Lake is the altitude will be 14Kft going to Groom Lake and 15Kft leaving Groom Lake. FlightAware
has the flight plans, so this is easy to check. In the case of Janet 652, it is usually flying to Groom Lake, so the diversion is probably some sort
of paperwork error.
Thus the only thing interesting here is Homey XTA appeared as the destination in the diverted logging. Groom Lake is known is Home Plate over the
radio. Homey XTA appeared in the Honeywell flight management database many years ago, so the secret got out. You won't find many flights to XTA on