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Gervin
08-08-2005, 12:50 PM
Anyone know what the heck this is?
It appears to be markings on the image itself (not onthe landscape).
However it appears next to some odd landing-strips (and base?) not too far from the famous Sun Circle (near Area 51).

"Fly around" this area and see some other markins and the layout of the "base".
It appears that some of these may be air-strips that lead into an underground base?!?!




Gervy

jericho.one
08-08-2005, 01:09 PM
The marks don't look like carved into the sand. They are so accurately they could be an image overlay. Maybe a blueprint for an extension of the airport??? Any other ideas?

Stadsman
08-08-2005, 01:12 PM
It appears to be markings on the image itself (not onthe landscape).
This is a shot of Edwards Airforce Base, the markings are on the ground, among others a huge compass. Or am I missing something that you are referring to?

Frolic
08-08-2005, 01:26 PM
I also think that this marks on the ground are part of the airport of the sr-71 airport next to it. It's for the pilots to find the right way back to their landing-zone. That's my opinion...

atzok1234
08-11-2005, 12:23 PM
Yes this is Edwards AFB. I was stationed there for 5 years. Those markings are painted/paved on the dry lake bed. The area at the top of the image is called part of NASA. They do test flightes out of there and also when the shuttle lands in Edwards that is the area where it stays until it is flown out.

If you have any questions on this let me know....

chuck
09-07-2005, 04:24 AM
These are as long as 10 cars parked next to each other in a row, a hundred feet'ish. I'm not savvy on planes but they look cool, anybody know what hey are?

xprep22
09-07-2005, 05:03 AM
HI @ all,


Lockhead (?) SR71 Blackbird, i think


Since the 1930's, when the first airplane was brought to the area and the Air Force started conducting flight tests at Muroc Air Base, Lancaster has grown relatively steadily. Edwards Air Force Base, famous for its space shuttle landings and home to the famous aviatrix Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom riding Club, has had a major impact on the local economy, and continues to with the Air Force Flight Test Center's programs which include testing of the B-1b, the B-2 stealth bomber, the F117A stealth fighter, the SR71 ''Blackbird'', and the U-2 (yes, it still flies). It is quite common to look into the forever blue sky and see one, two, or even three of these beautiful ''birds'' flying at the same time.

http://images.military.com/Data/EQG/sr71-1.jpg

Dr Wadd
09-29-2005, 07:11 PM
If you go about 300m due west of the 315 degrees point on those markings there appear to be three small arrow-head shaped planes, each about 10m long each. Does anyone know what these planes are? That's assuming they are planes and not something else entirely.

Master Chief
09-30-2005, 04:23 PM
According to Keyhole link, they are D21 Supersonic Drones.
http://www.sr-71.org/photogallery/blackbird/d-21/d-21b-2003-01.jpg

Manley
09-30-2005, 07:30 PM
Yes, Edwards Air Force Base; I think some of these markings have to do with the space shuttle landing site. Kind of cool looking on the map!!

Dr Wadd
10-02-2005, 06:50 PM
According to Keyhole link, they are D21 Supersonic Drones.
http://www.sr-71.org/photogallery/blackbird/d-21/d-21b-2003-01.jpg

Many thanks for the answer, been wondering for some time what those were.

seeker1
08-22-2006, 06:32 PM
a few of those are the B-1 swept wing bombers, This is a nice image.

Metnik
08-22-2006, 06:40 PM
It's counting the degrees too.

360 up top. 108 on bottom. Et Cetera.

smv
10-18-2006, 12:56 AM
Anyone know what the heck this is?
It appears to be markings on the image itself (not onthe landscape).
However it appears next to some odd landing-strips (and base?) not too far from the famous Sun Circle (near Area 51).

It's called a Compass Rose. It's used by airborne aircraft to confirm the proper operation of their wet compass. While not normally this large, you will find them around many airports.

-Stephen

Evil_Wreck
10-21-2006, 08:12 AM
nice explanation and research... :rofl: