Originally posted by Foxe
I took these pictures from Google Earth of a place west of A51...
First one is target city, just NE of Area 19.
Second one is target airstrip, just north of that.
Both are within the TTR bombing range. The
airplane skeleton, buildings, vehicles, SAM
emplacements etc are all targets for Red
Flag and other aerial exercises held at TTR.
The last pic is within the A51 boundary, east of
Guard Station 700, the gate between A51 and
the NTS. Best guess of the experts in the area is
that the two runways are UAV runways. They're over
there so that they won't interfere with the
regular air traffic at the main Groom base.
I haven't found a good answer to that white
thing that's NE of the UAV runways. Sort of
looks like a plane but too "blocky" as if made
of rectangular stones. The points pretty much
are true NSEW and therefore, to me at least,
suggests some sort of man made compass
orientation object. There are a bunch of those
orientation objects scattered throughout the
Nellis range. Most of the newer ones are huge
laser sighted, cut into the earth, and visible from
commercial airlines flying nearby.
Lots of things that you may find on the sat
photos have already been identified. Go over
to dreamlandresort.com and go to the section
"Maps & GPS" and then download the
"Google Earth Plugin". That will place landmark
points all over the photo and identify spots
that are frequently asked about here.