Plant 42 question

Message posted by Tangolima on February 09, 2008 at 11:10:38 PST:

Recently Hank stated that Google Earth is our friend; I couldn't agree more. Hank mentioned this in reference to a message about Plant 42. I went snooping with GE at Plant 42 and found something interesting. Hopefully I haven't discovered the 'wheel' and this has been discussed previously.

The GE Lat/Long is: 34 37 55.19N, 118 05 20.62W.

Plant 42 has 2 runways that are in the 12k feet range in length. The odd thing is that one of them is 600 feet wide! Anybody know the history of why this is so wide? I am betting that a Mr. Merlin has the answer.

Interestingly enough, if you look at the main runway at Groom, the vegetation is cleared on either side of the runway to yield a width of.....yes, 600 feet. Coincidence?


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