posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 12:51 PM
reply to post by antibren
There is a guy, who, by mistake (got lost after a thunderstorm got in his way) landed his glider (sailplane) inside Area 51. If I recall right it was
1991. He didn't get far, I think just few hundred yards inside the area. Glider type was Glasfluegel H-201 standard Libelle.
This was before GPS time. He had camera and barograf in the cockpit. After couple of minutes, the guards came, smashed the canopy and took the guy for
questioning. They took the camera and barograf and after few hours they actually let him go.
I have no idea where the questioning was done, but I try to get reach of this guy and ask a little bit more.
There is lot of gliding (soaring) done in Tonapah, NV, which is just north of the area border. Been there many times and it is funny to see, when
couple busses come to pick up the workers every morning from the parking lot in town.