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    Default China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    Taking the new Ram 2500 on her first 5 day Nevada off-road adventure.

    Like to spend one night in the Monti Christ range (earthquakes), then over to Monitor Valley and fish Barley creek.

    Anyhow, I can time my trip though Father Crowley point and/or the B-17 ing range.

    Any inside knowledge as too training flight schedules for either on 6/19 & 6/11 would be welcome.


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    I'm not sure Rainbow Canyon (aka Star Wars Canyon) is being flown. There was a crash there last year and I'm not sure its been cleared to be flown by the military again. There is a secret FB page (made secret by those who were flying the canyon) but there hasn't been any new pics that I can find. I will enquire.

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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    Star Wars Canyon is being flown again, but not very often. A couple of F-117s were spotted there as recently as April.

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    Well, I never made out to Rainbow Canyon or Bravo 17 Range.

    I did cover 758 miles of out great state. It's an outdoor museum.

    It was great to get out and social distance

    One aviation themed place I stopped at was the old Tonopah Army Air Field (TAAF).

    Enjoy.

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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    Couple more.

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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdawg View Post
    Well, I never made out to Rainnbow Canyon or Bravo 17 Range.

    I did cover 758 miles of out great state. It's an outdoor museum.

    It was great to get out and social distance

    One aviation themed place I stopped at was the old Tonopah Army Air Force base (TAAF).

    Enjoy.

    Interesting site and nice shots. Thanks for posting.
    Owen Ashurst
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    San Diego CA
    http://airbossone.com

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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    If those old walls could talk!

    Nice rig btw!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    Benton Hot Springs, CA had some cool stuff.

    Next to a old foreign car repair place was this old VW pickup.

    Upon closer look I noticed it was originally a 21 window VW bus that they cut up to make a pickup.

    I wonder if that person now reflects back and has a good story to tell?

    "Wow man, we got stoned on some maui wow and cut up this 21 window LOL"



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    Default Re: China Lake Weapons NAS Rainbow Canyon

    OK, this is is off the beaten path.

    But I'm sure we can relate. Couple old saloons in old Nevada.



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