posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:32 AM
Both NOTAMs indicates that the UAV will operate over a 2.5 nautical mile
radius. Pretty tight. The notams are effective from 01/21/2013 at 1500zulu (7AM local) through 01/25/2013 0100zulu which is actually 1/24/2013 at 5PM
local. Even though they are two different notams, the operational period is the same, so the events could be related. However, there is nothing to
indicate the UAVs will transit between these locations.
TPH is civilian airport to the east of the town of Tonopah, and to the north of the Tonopah Test Range.
ZLC SALT LAKE CITY (ARTCC),UT. !CDC 01/031 ZLC AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT 2.5 NMR 43 ENE TPH 1200/BLW WEF 1301121500-1301250100
ENE is 67.5 degrees, though it isn't clear if they
mean magnetic or true. The spot is 43 nautical miles from TPH.
If magnetic vector, the spot would be N38 10 56.1 W116 11 57.7. Not so exciting.
If true vector, it would be N38 20 34.1 W116 15 00.0. That is the infamous "Base Camp."
!CDC 01/030 ZLC AIRSPACE UNMANNED ACFT 2.5 NMR TQQ351005.5 1200/BLW WEF 1301121500-1301250100
Note that TQQ is the VOR at the Tonopah Test Range. Why it isn't TNX (the airport designation) is a good
This is 5.5nm on the magnetic 351, or N37 53 21.7 W116 46 22.2. That is
just north of the TTR border.