Aurie 51

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Homey Airport
Wfm area 51 landsat geocover 2000.jpg
A satellite image, taken in 2000, shaws dry Groom Loch juist northeast o the steid.
Airport teepMilitary Installation
AwnerU.S. Federal Govrenment
OperatorUnitit States Air Force
LocationLincoln County, Nevada, Unitit States
Elevation AMSL4,462 ft / 1,360 m
Coordinates37°14′06″N 115°48′40″W / 37.23500°N 115.81111°W / 37.23500; -115.81111Coordinates: 37°14′06″N 115°48′40″W / 37.23500°N 115.81111°W / 37.23500; -115.81111
KXTA is locatit in Nevada
Location o Homey Airport
Direction Lenth Surface
ft m
14L/32R 12,000 3,658 Asphalt
12/30 5,420 1,652 Closed
fower addeetional runways on dry loch: 03L/21R an 03R/21L directly adjacent, an 09L/27R adjacent wi 27L/09R

The Unitit States Air Force facility commonly kent as Aurie 51 is a heichly clessifee'd remote detachment o Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. Accordin tae the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport (ICAO: KXTA) an Groom Lake,[2][3] tho the name Aurie 51 wis uised in a CIA document frae the Vietnam War.[4] Ither names uised for the facility include Dreamland,[5] an nicknames Paradise Ranch,[6]

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  1. Don't ask, don't tell: Area 51 gets airport identifier - AOPA
  2. "Intelligence Officers Bookshelf — Central Intelligence Agency". Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  3. "Overhead: Groom Lake — Area 51". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  4. Richard Helms (15 May 1967). ""OXCART reconnaissance of North Vietnam", Memo to the Deputy Secretary of Defense from the office of CIA Director Richard Helms, 15 May 1967". CIA. Archived frae the oreeginal on 15 October 2012. (the full declassified document is mirrored at Wikimedia Commons)
  5. Hall, George; Skinner, Michael (1993). Red Flag. Motorbooks International. ISBN 978-0-87938-759-4.
  6. Rich, Ben R; Janos, Leo (1994). Skunk Works: A personal memoir of my years at Lockheed. Boston: Little, Brown. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-316-74300-6. Kelly [Johnson, the U2's designer] had jokingly nicknamed this godforsaken place Paradise Ranch, hoping to lure young and innocent flight crews.