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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:40 pm 
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I first read about it a good while ago, but this is from today's London Daily Telegraph. It concerns the confidential passenger flights from Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport to secret locations such as Area 51. I believe all they do is carry employees and visitors ( non-alien ones, of course ;) )

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All perfectly straightforward no doubt, though I expect it will add another string to the conspiracy theorist's bow. :roll: :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 pm 
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The aircraft consist mostly of B737-600, B1900 and B200 and operate fairly regularly between:
KLAS
A51 (aka Groom, KXTA, AFFTC and a few others)
TPH (Tonopah Test Range)
KPMD

Aircraft are registered to U.S. DOD / USAF


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:06 am 
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Can't be that secret... there have been flight sim liveries for the 737 for ages! :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:52 am 
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Mickel wrote:
Can't be that secret... there have been flight sim liveries for the 737 for ages! :wink:


lol my thoughts too I think several devs created adventures and missions too for the sim. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:11 am 
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Much as been declassified over the years since the base was first developed back in 1955. As a matter of fact, CIA is proud of the rich history that includes the A12 (OXCART), SR71, U2 and many others. The last I heard, control of the facility transferred from CIA to USAF back in the late 1970's. Current work is thought to be that of UAS/UAV (better known to civilians as drones) flight testing.


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PS: Correction to my earlier post: Tonopah Test Range should read: TTR.
TPH is the civilian airport.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:06 am 
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I think the Tonopah Test Range is TNX.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:43 am 
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Gypsy Baron wrote:
I think the Tonopah Test Range is TNX.

Paul

Yeah, that's right - TNX - a "gray" facility.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:15 pm 
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As was stated, there is a lot of information out there regarding the Janet flights, and Area 51 in general.

It is still interesting to watch on flightaware and see them disappear from radar at 14,000 ft/300kts, then reappear a while later coming the other way. Pretty easy to find if you filter B737-600s, as there are so few flying domestically (I think the ones they fly are all old Air China frames).

The site posted by Les Parson contains enough information that you can add the fixes and fly a very similar flight to the actual thin in FSX/P3D. There is even a janet livery for the PMDG -600.


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