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Nellis range photos from commercial aircraft

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posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 02:02 AM
basecamp from 37kft

Keno airstrip

Tonopah Test Range

If you travel from the San Francisco Bay Area to the right coast, the route generally skirts the northern edge of the Nellis range. Of course, you can't see much from high altitudes, but the shot of Basecamp clearly shows the X on the runway indicating the runway is not suitable for landing. ;-)

posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 05:36 AM
Why would the runway be unsuitable for landing / take-off?

It looks fine to me!

As a pilot (PPL), I have landed on far worse, maybe there is no Tower there?

posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 11:15 AM
Well if you have an air base that is not on the maps, it might make sense to indicate the runways are not suitable for landing, even if they are. ;-) Base Camp has a fine runway, a VOR, and a NDB with ATIS. No tower though, but it's not that busy.

posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 11:40 AM
The X means the runway is closed, either permanently or temporarily, it says nothing about its condition. It says "don't land here".

Here it is

What a nice place.

[edit on 3/27/2010 by Phage]

posted on Mar, 27 2010 @ 01:41 PM
Technically you are right about the runway being closed. Some fully functional airports have closed runways.

Of course, when you have an airport with only one runway and it is marked with Xs, it sort of says the whole airport is closed.

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