Friday, July 15, 2011

Two Sisters from Chicago visit Area 51

Two sisters from Chicago visited Area 51 in the beginning of July. A good time was had by all!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Recent visit to Area 51 6-27-11

I recently visited Area 51 after almost a years absence. It was exciting to get out to the desert. Not a lot has changed. The few changes I noticed, were the new ET HWY signs when entering Rachel, the back gate to Area 51 in Rachel is now paved, there is a new weather station and Community Environmental Monitoring Program device at the Little A Le Inn, and there does appear to be a new device at the bottom of the large security camera on GLR. All of these new changes can be found in the video.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Structure at the Nevada Test Site

This structure is in the North end of the Nevada Test Site near Armagosa Valley. I can't recall seeing it before. Maybe it has been there for a while and I just didn't notice it. The structure looks to be trailers, but they are too big to be trailers. The photo was taken from HWY 95 and is quite a few miles away. I am sure somebody who is into Google Earth can find it and see what it is???

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JANET Terminal from the Luxor

A very good friend of mine at work is moving back home. A few of us from work took him out for a great dinner and some poker. We were in the room at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip and I was watching the JANET planes land. There were two planes that landed back to back at around 6pm. It was Friday evening, so I am sure the workers were glad to be heading home for the weekend! Of course, everybody in the room was watching the game and drinking some adult beverages and I was watching the JANET Terminal. We were on the 13th floor and in the East Tower. The room did have a great view. I only had my cell phone so the photo is not great. There was actually a JANET landing when I took the photo. I need a life!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Google Earth Image of Area 51

It looks like Google Earth has updated the images of Area 51 and the surrounding area. The image was taken in June of 2010. It really has great resolution. There are a few new buildings, but no exotic jets on the runway!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Video of the A-12 at Groom Lake

Here is a great video of the A-12 and Groom Lake. These pilots and workers were really something. Great shots!

A-12 at Groom Lake