posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 12:15 AM
TNX TONOPAH TEST RANGE
M0238/12 - KTNX: VFR OPERATORS USE CAUTION FOR INCREASED VOLUME OF HIGH
PERFORMANCE MILITARY FLIGHT OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT R4809A. VALID 16 NOV
12/1900L THRU 16 NOV 12/2300L. 13 NOV 13:50 2012 UNTIL 17 NOV 06:00
2012. CREATED: 13 NOV 13:49 2012
Times are local. That is what the "L" is for. Though a number of dates are shown, it should be on the 16th. The 13th is the date the NOTAM was
issued. The NOTAM is a bit buggy since it ends on 6 zulu on the 17th, which is actually 2200 local on the 16th, which in turn conflicts with the line
indicating the NOTAM is in effect from 1900 local to 2300 local. Possibly Nellis is not compensating for the change to standard time.
So to summarize this, some event involving high performance aircraft (translation: fighter type aircraft) will occur at the Tonopah Test Test and its
associated airspace R4809A on November 16th from 7PM local until 11PM local.
Now I am 100% sure that nobody on this list we be there. OK, 99% sure. That is why I laugh my ass off at those stories about these bases being moved.
Here you have a base that requires no hiking to observe. Nope, just a drive to the middle of nowhere. Yet this test will go sight unseen except for
some lucky truckers. But keep on making up those stories about DUMBS being required to keep this stuff out of the public eye and secret underground
railroads to supply the bases.