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Information updated September 16, 2023 @ 2:13pm
Private runway associated with the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility.
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.