THE OPS DESK

BRINGING YOU THE LATEST TALK FROM AROUND THE SQUADRONS

STORMING AREA 51

WHERE FANTASY AND REALITY DON’T MIX!

img_20-1.jpg
The first flight of the Lockheed A-12 took place on April 30, 1962. Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk is seen getting airborne from Groom Lake for that maiden flight. Lockheed
img_20-2.jpg
img_20-3.jpg

I WAS RECENTLY SITTING in Starbucks when I was sent an innocuous text message by a friend containing a link to an event on Facebook, entitled ‘Storm Area 51 — they can’t stop all of us’. All I could do was to stare in sheer disdain. We can agree this event was spawned in jest – and there is comfort to be found in a little comedic reliefat a time when the headlines are wrought with chaos, strife, bitterness, and all manner of political tomfoolery. But it also occurred to me that a few wayward individuals out there would probably take it seriously. Therein lies the problem.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Why not join our community of aviation enthusiasts? Pick one of our offers and access a wealth of world-class aviation content.