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Which AFB Did I Fly Over From OAK To SLC?  
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

On March 18 I flew between Oakland and Salt Lake City and about ten minutes east of Oakland we flew over a large military complex. On the ground seemed to be dozens of heavy cargo aircraft and the base had two long runways. Was this Edwards Air Force base perhaps or somewhere else? Thank you.


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

Travis?




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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4665 times:



Quoting CMK10 (Thread starter):
Was this Edwards Air Force base perhaps or somewhere else? Thank you.

Edwards AFB is about 400 miles south of Oakland, a little more than ten minutes flying time.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 1):
Travis?

More than likely as Travis AFB sits about 40 miles north east of Oakland.


User currently offlineDingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4574 times:



Quoting CMK10 (Thread starter):
Was this Edwards Air Force base perhaps or somewhere else? Thank you.

Unlikely to be EDW since they have 3 paved runways and 9? official lakebed runways on the desert floor. Also, most of their aircraft aren't large. So I'd probably agree with others who suggested Travis AFB.

Seeing EDW from the ground is pretty cool, too. Smile Driving up to it from the south via desert back roads, you can easily see it from at least 100 miles out on a good day. From the air, if you're paying attention, you can see the large compass rose etched into the ground as well as the lakebed runways.



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User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

As mentioned before it was Travis AFB- Fairfield, CA


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4408 times:

I've been there a couple of times for the air expo. I went there last year with another a.netter. All he did was drink and chased after girls.  Wink





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[Edited 2009-03-21 14:24:26]


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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

I certainly appreciate the answers on this one. I consider myself to be somewhat knowledgeable about the military so I knew this wasn't Beale AFB but I'm embarassed to admit I forgot it might have been Travis.


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