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Odd Silver Triangle - Huge!

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posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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I was wondering If anyone had any clue on what this might be? It just looks like a big triangle in the middle of no where. The coordinates are 33°44'42.52"N and 112°37'59.97"W. Its near Phoenix, Arizona. There is a small dirt road that extends from its top, ive followed it but it only connects to another road in a small town. Heres a picture.





posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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Very interesting. What is the source of this photo? Sorry for the one liner.


[edit on 13-7-2008 by space cadet]



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:02 AM
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It is an abandoned runway/Base from long ago. there are many of them out in the middle of the desert. Back when the air force was a larger force they had many different bases for training pilots. now all you see is the leftover runways that are scattered around.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:06 AM
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That's certainly peculiar. The abandoned runway seems reasonable, but I am sure I've never seen a triangular one. Anyone live in the area?



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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Very suspect IMO. If there are more of these I would say that there is most likely something under them. You know, 'x' marks the spot.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 12:33 AM
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Here is some basic info on "triangle shaped runways"

Class A layouts were constructed to specifications set by the British Air Ministry in August 1942, the main feature of which was a set of converging strips, each containing a concrete runway for takeoffs and landings, optimally placed at 60 degree angles to each other in a triangular pattern. The longest strip was designated the main strip and aligned southwest to northeast wherever possible, this being chosen to allow aircraft to takeoff and land into the prevailing winds. The other two runways were to allow use when the winds were blowing from other directions. The primary consideration was for operational safety for any type aircraft then in operation or under development, including the U.S. B-29 Superfortress.
The runways were connected by taxiways called a perimeter track, of a standard width of 50 feet (15m). A 30-foot (9m) area was cleared and leveled on either side of the perimeter track. Class A specifications for taxiways set a minimum curve radius of 150 feet measured from the center line for angles greater than 60 degrees and 200 feet (61m) for angles less than 60 degrees. Perimeter track gradients could not exceed 1 in 40 in any direction, and no building could be placed closer than 150 feet from the edge of the track



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:35 AM
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Thanks for that well informed and well worded information. All my questions are answered, all my doubts subsided. Good job man!



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 01:35 AM
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Thanks McGilligan02! I didnt think it was anything bizarre, or area 51-esque, but was still intrigued.

Space Cadet: The image was from Google Earth from my own computer that I uploaded onto Photo Bucket.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 02:20 AM
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Interesting find

I found another. Its a runway.




Some explanations here -
googlesightseeing.com...



posted on Jul, 15 2008 @ 08:00 PM
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Here's another one for you.

Almost looks like one of the mysterious Mars photos we see now and then.



I think this one started out to be a community catering to pilots and airplane owners and appears to be abandoned.

Whether it is or not, hard to say.
The "hangars" are separated by quite a bit which is what leads me to believe it is/was a private airport/community.



A little closer look.
It does look like it's paved, the runway and taxi strip have a differing color than does the surrounding desert.
Fewer plants growing in the paved area as well.

The asphalt at desert and other airports lose their dark black shade pretty fast and sometimes they can be hard to see from the air.




Location is just off Goff Rd. a half mile or so.
Goff Rd. parallels the main railroad tracks which run between Barstow and San Bernardino, California.

Airport is about 2-3 miles S/E of the Hwy 40 overpass which goes over the RR tracks and is about 3-4 miles S/E of Fenner which appears to be a very small community serving the motoring public.

I stumbled onto it by accident and the symmetrical layout struck me as a little different from most airports I've seen.



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