Message posted by Peter Merlin on April 07, 2008 at 19:25:41 PST:
The area numbers at NTS appear to have been assigned at random. They are in no particular order. Area 51 did not get its number "because it happened to be in grid number 51." There was no pre-existing grid. That seems to be one of the enduring myths.
In Reply to: Re: Googlesat fun and A51 hidden airstrip posted by J356 on April 07, 2008 at 18:24:31 PST: