posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 11:29 PM
Blythe is just North of Cibola Range (part of YPG). One of the runways is a bit longer than Laguna's (LGF) two. Also, space at Laguna is at a
premium. So sometimes people (especially contractors) end up flying out of Blythe.
That particular bird is owned by the guys at TBM. I think they are down to three -- they have another company (TASCO) that has several more. TBM
started with water-bombers, and has moved to concentrate on flight testing of.... basically anything you can test on or out of a C-130. They have
occasionally done some movie work, and I saw them set up a commercial once, but I have no idea for whom. Never saw the commercial on air.
MFFS (part of JFK Swicks) and international partners also contract out of Blythe. In fact, if you're really lucky, you might catch a C-130 HAHO or
HALO into Blythe itself to "capture" the airport on one of the approved live ranges just north west of the runway, or even a JPAD exercise to the
I keep telling you YPG is a hopping place...