Arizona

Picacho Auxiliary Army Airfield #1

Picacho Auxiliary Army Airfield #1 is today used by helicopters of the AZ National Guard, based at the nearby Silverbell Army Heliport, and consists of six short paved runways (they don’t need to be very long as helicopters, not planes,…

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Friday, 3rd June 2005

Pinal Airpark & Silverbell Heliport

Pinal Airpark was originally built in 1942 as a WW2 Army Airfield and was known as Marana Army Airfield. It later became the headquarters of all CIA air operations during the Vietnam War years. Today, the primary occupant of the…

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Sunday, 29th May 2005

Biosphere 2

This is Biosphere 2 in the Arizona desert. Constructed between 1987 and ’89, the ill fated ‘self-contained environment’ experiment was supposedly intended to explore the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonisation (you know, like in Total Recall!). The…

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Monday, 23rd May 2005

Glen Canyon Dam

This is the Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. What’s great about this post is the bridge that extends across the valley in front of the dam, casting an excellent shadow on the dam itself. The dam’s construction began in 1956,…

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Sunday, 22nd May 2005

Aerostat, stat!

Aerostat balloons are all along the southern borders of the US. The one shown here is at Fort Huachuca located near Sierra Vista, Arizona. The “Tethered Aerostat Radar System” is a balloon-borne radar primarily used to provide radar data to…

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Saturday, 14th May 2005

‘A’ Mountain & Sun Devil Stadium

Tempe Butte is more commonly known as “A Mountain” – for obvious reasons. Each year in the run up to the Arizona State University vs. University of Arizona football game the ASU students take shifts to guard the steel and…

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Thursday, 12th May 2005
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