Hurricane Mesa | Utah Back Country Pilots Association

Hurricane Mesa

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Airstrip Info

Frequency 122.90
Elevation 5070 ft
Lat/Long 37.2493, -113.2082
37° 14.9603' , -113° 12.489'
Runway 15/33 4860 ft

Ownership Private

Weather

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Private runway associated with the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility. 

Larry Nagel
4 weeks ago in a C150/150

The Hurricane Mesa airstrip is closed. I flew over it and captured some videos and photos. It is in extremely poor condition with weeds growing up through the asphalt the entire length of the runway. The neat thing about it is that in the 1950s the mesa was use by the air force as a test site for supersonic ejection systems. The rail system for the rocket sleds they used in the tests still exists, as do several buildings and various types of towers. A search for Hurricane Mesa rocket sled will turn up some interesting videos of those tests. I have included three photos of the airstrip as viewed from south to north. A fourth photo show the overall mesa top from the north. The landing strip is just below the nose of the airplane and the long brown strip on the right side is the rail system for the rocket sleds.

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Tyler Gleave

That's some cool history! I bet that would be an awesome place to check out.

3 weeks ago
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