|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.
from the ground is pretty cool, too.
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.