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I see no typical/logical FAA naming convention for airports evident (a la LAX/HNL/LON/ATL/HOU, etc.).
originally posted by: Shadowhawk
a reply to: Outrageo
The letters XTA probably mean nothing but they could also stand for Experimental Test Area, or the X is just filler and TA could be Test Area or Test Airfield, or something.
The name Homey is almost certainly derived from the long-standing code phrase Home Plate that has been used to indicate the airfield since at least the early 1960s. This name appears in numerous Project OXCART documents and was still in use in the late 1980s.
originally posted by: airforce47
As for landing at an unauthorized or closed facility it can and does happen.... ...Deliberately overflying restricted zones will get you in legal trouble and your pilots license revoked. Landing during a real emergency will be treated as such until they sort out the details of the emergency.