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posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 11:56 AM
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Well maybe people here know where it is, but it aint A51 for all i know. I've seen where in N.American that is. This quite westerly

(Sorry about it being google maps)

maps.google.com...,-116.773167&spn=0.030861,0.054957&t=k&hl=en




posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 02:55 PM
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Well it's certainly secluded, i've had a good look and i can only see two plains, they look like comercial airplanes. I can't see any checkpoints along the road, i'm pretty stumped.



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:13 PM
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It is in Nevada and appears to be in the nellis range. There are many lone airstrips in the area and i am sure this is one of them. I am sure one of out ATS experts can identify this airfield correctly



posted on Jan, 3 2006 @ 05:18 PM
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That is Tonopah Test Range.



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 06:14 AM
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Folks, Shadowhawk is right!

Tonapah Test Range! What your looking at is the origional base of the F-117A Nighthawks! The site was part of Sanida Labs back in the 1960's and '70's. In the earily 1980's the facility was rebuilt for the F-117's as they transitioned to an operational unit.

Tim



posted on Jan, 5 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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During the 1960s, a simple 5,000-foot airstrip was constructed at Tonopah Test Range, mainly for delivery of supplies. Sandia Strip, as it was known, wasn't even equipped with runway lights until 1969. The following year, the airstrip was extended to 6,600 feet, with a 1,500-foot overrun. In 1971, a visual omnirange localizer and nondirectional radio beacon were installed for instrument approach requirements. The runway was completely repaved in 1976 with a strengthened all-weather surface.

In the late 1970s, the Air Force began using TTR for aircraft testing and evaluation. In October 1979, the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron "Red Eagles" sponsored Phase I development of new airfield and support facilities including construction of a maintenance hangar, concrete parking apron, taxiway, propane tank, a few permanent outbuildings, and 16 mobile homes. The original 6,600-foot runway was extended to 10,000 feet with a 1,000-foot overrun on each end.

Phase II began in October 1980 and included expansion of the apron area, construction of a taxiway, fuel tanks, dining hall, water tank, warehouse, support utilities, and a 42,000-square-foot hangar.

Phase III construction, sponsored by the 4450th Tactical Group, began in March 1981 in preparation for operational test and evaluation of the F-117A.



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