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Can't figure this one out

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This is Cherokee Airport (AK45). I came upon it while getting the Aerocaches in this area.

 

Cherokee_01.jpg

 

 

 

It's a little dark, although only 2:30 P.M. - sorry, that's Alaska for you at this time of year. grin.gif

 

Anyway, there seem to be 5, count them, 5 runways, one next to the other. Weird. shocked.gif

 

I couldn't figure where to land, so I chose one at random.

 

Cherokee_02.jpg

 

Cherokee_03.jpg

 

 

 

 

Wouldn't you know it? 1 in 5 chance of getting it right, and I got it... wrong. wink.gif

 

According to the Flight Map, the runway is on the far left, the first of the five. Still, landing where I did counted as an unique airport anyway. But, the runway texture is on the first. So, I went around and landed there.

 

Cherokee_04.jpg

 

 

 

 

But, I really can't understand what this is about. The Google image shows the same thing, so it isn't a mistake. According to the information, the strip is owned by a couple with only 1 airplane, so what are the other 4 strips for? rolleyes.gif

 

Best regards.

Luis


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...so what are the other 4 strips for? rolleyes.gif

 

Multi-player sessions? :lol:

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Found a phone number of the owner on the FAA website. Maybe anyone in the US can phone them to ask :lol: ?

Looks like a plantation or something similar. And yes, looks like the left one is the real one.

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Hi Folks

 

Luis -

Its not just the 4 strips

there's several other odd clearcuts nearby,

that exist both in-game and IRL.

 

Thats what I was referring to in the previous post -

Following your 45AK posting over at the Old Hangar

encouraged me to fly the various airports thereabouts.

 

Loving the tree's and ground cover's seasonal colouring,

especially the mixing of tree-types, rather than solid uniform blocks.

 

Did you manage to work out what all those clearcut strips & areas were for ?

Interested in knowing whats being constructed nearby.

 

One even resembles an airfield under construction,

with dispersal areas and an odd curved approach path.

Guessing that might possibly be a pipeline ?

 

re: The four strips

they don't appear to be airstrips

as from Google or Bing,

there are ditches & possibly small hedges running diagonally across them.

 

HTH

ATB

Paul

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This is simple. It's AG land. That's how to clear tundra to make it usable to plant something. The whole area is like that.

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