AREA 51

What is AREA 51? The United States Air Force facility commonly known as Area 51 is a highly classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, within the Nevada Test and Training Range. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the correct names for the facility are Homey Airport (ICAO: KXTA) and Groom Lake, though […]

AREA 51 FACTS AND SECRETS

With all the secrecy shrouding Area 51, it’s time for some light to be shed. Learn more about the nicknames, entertainment, food, spy planes, and rumors surrounding this infamous site: The name ‘Area 51’ derives from its marking on 1950’s Nevada Test Site maps. Today, the official name of Area 51 is Air Force Flight […]

TIMELINE OF AREA 51

1957: The AEC distributes “Background Information on Nevada Nuclear Tests” to the press. The booklet describes a small base at Groom Lake called the Watertown Project. The booklet claimed the facility was part of a project to study weather. 1961: The restricted airspace expands upward, but not outward — it measures 5 by 9 nautical […]

FUNCTIONALITY OF AREA 51

To say access to the base is limited is an understatement. The base and its activities are highly classified. The remote location helps keep the activities figuratively under the radar, as does the proximity to the Nevada National Security Site, formerly the Nevada Test Site (NTS), where nuclear devices are tested. To gain access you […]

AREA 51 PROJECTS

TR-3A Black Manta: This is a rumored project that secret aircraft buffs have been talking about for decades, though nobody seems to really know what it is, or even it if actually exists.    Aurora: Back in 1985, the code name Aurora accidentally was leaked in an unclassified budget document, which depicted it as a […]