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Pilot captures amazing aerial images of Area 51

By T.K. Randall
April 15, 2020 · Comment icon 8 comments

Area 51 has yielded a few more of its secrets. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Cooper
Private pilot Gabriel Zeifman recently captured a whole series of impressive snaps of the secretive base.
There are few places on Earth as notoriously secretive as Area 51 - a remote facility in the Nevada desert that has become synonymous with stories of reverse-engineered alien technology and the development of highly advanced black projects that next to nobody knows anything about.

Despite this however, it is actually possible for private planes to legally skirt the borders of the extensive Nevada Test and Training Range which is home to both Area 51 and the Tonopah Test Range Airport - another facility that the powers that be would prefer to keep tightly under wraps.

Just recently, private pilot Gabriel Zeifman undertook a flight in his Cessna 150 that took him perilously close to the border of the test range - offering him a unique opportunity to capture a stunning series of high-resolution shots of two of America's most inaccessible locations.

"This last weekend, I was unable to get permission to fly into any of the restricted areas, so I took the opportunity to get some great pictures of TNX [Tonopah Test Range Airport] as I skirted the perimeter," he told The War Zone..
"I don't have any kind of special authorization in these airspaces, they're just random transits that I've been given enroute to other places when the airspace is cold."

"The plane is just a standard Cessna 150. Asides from seeing the legendary Groom Lake, it's been quite neat to see the other parts of the ranges including all the targets and infrastructure."

You can check out a collection of the photographs he took of the two bases on Google Drive - here.

Additional images and details of his trip can also be found on - The Drive.

Source: The Drive | Comments (8)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by _Only 4 years ago
Well, it's made clear even in the far outskirts of the whole area that any photography past a certain point in the area is strictly prohibited, so the 'without breaking any rules' part isn't completely accurate, considering the whole point seemed to be of getting photography of the juicy bits of the base. It'd be one thing to get the somewhat interesting photos and share them online, but to go further and have a story written about you with name and photo, you're just asking for a hefty fine/legal actions.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
Nice camera stabilization, nice to confirm that some f117 continue to fly!
Comment icon #3 Posted by acute 4 years ago
What's the point of these photos?  Most of the base is underground.
Comment icon #4 Posted by MissJatti 4 years ago
The photos of the mountain was more intresting than the base
Comment icon #5 Posted by _Only 4 years ago
Yeah, honestly, we've seen a lot of these photos before, but his seem to be clearest.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 4 years ago
I'm unimpressed. I didn't see one alien desert party happening!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Myles 4 years ago
I did not see any aliens or alien crafts.     
Comment icon #8 Posted by .AKUMA. 4 years ago
Likely being used as test beds for new technology.....and no not alien tech, humans are quite capable of achieving great things.

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