reply to post by dayve
The is restricted airspace. It contains Groom Lake (Area 51), the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), the Nevada Test Site (lately called N2S2), the TPECR
(Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range), and who knows what. It is a black hole of sorts, with varying bits of clarity depending on what they want to
Dynamic Aviation is a government contractor of sorts. They had a commercial venture, but it is now gone. Their fleet consists of spray aircraft (think
bugs), ISR (surveillance), and then the oddball stuff. N91s for instance is a surveillance plane for developing the ARGUS system. N8300G is suspected
to be a plane that can located IEDs. Nobody has even taken a guess at what the function of N8300T is.
So the interest is:
1) We can actually see the air traffic sitting at a computer screen. The vast majority of traffic is never tracked on internet tracking websites since
the FAA feed filters out the military flights.
2) Hey, its a spooky aircraft vendor. If Devon Holding was flying out in the range again, I'd be yacking about them too.
The link for their ISR division shows one of their birds with the tail number photoshopped out. ;-)
The bug spraying planes they don't mind showing. N27J was in the news doing the Dallas spraying. N45N is a bit more secretive. It makes routine trips
from Moffett Federal Airfield (KNUQ) to points south. The plane was a sprayer of the type used in spewing chemicals over oil spills. What is does
today isn't known.
So you have a military contractor and restricted airspace. Sounds interesting to me.
I really laugh at all the people wringing their hands over being spied on by drones. The vast majority of domestic surveillance is done by manned
aircraft. All those MC-12s coming back from Afghanistan are going to go to the air force reserve. I'd like to think all the spy gear will be removed,
but I doubt it.
Then there are the chemtrail fanatics. Hey, there are real aircraft that can spray real chemicals. Why worry about chemtrails that are really just
plain old contrails. In fact, I think the chemtrails are just a coverup so that nobody tracks the real chemical spraying aircraft.