Airmail Arrow Beacon – Southwest of Winnemucca, NV
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Airmail Arrow Beacon – Southwest of Winnemucca, NV

Transcontinental Airmail Arrow Beacon Near Winnemucca, NV Yesterday I flew over a 1920s concrete arrow marker, part of a network of beacons installed in the 1920s to help pilots navigate U.S. Transcontinental flights at night. Before the invention of radar this was the only way for airmail pilots to fly around-the-clock. The Pony Express route was where…

Burning Man Aerials – Black Rock City, Nevada
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Burning Man Aerials – Black Rock City, Nevada

Burning Man Aerials – Black Rock City, Nevada 2019 Flying to Burning Man in 2019 Earlier this month I insisted on flying to Burning Man for the sole purpose of seeing Black Rock City from 3,000 feet. As we refueled in Winnemucca airport (I was staring at the posters on the FBO wall and eating…

Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge – Demolition Has Started!
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Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge – Demolition Has Started!

Reno’s Virginia Street Bridge – Demolition Has Started! Yesterday’s aerial construction demolition photos of the Virginia Street Bridge, the oldest of all the usable bridges spanning the Truckee River. This 1905 iconic bridge is being replaced after sustaining damage from flooding in 1997 and 2005. The bridge has long been the symbol of divorce folklore –…

Aerials of Topaz Lake in Nevada and California
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Aerials of Topaz Lake in Nevada and California

Aerial Photography View of Topaz Lake Topaz Lake is located on the Nevada (Douglas County) and California (Mono County) border – about a 90 minute drive south of Reno. In this aerial you can see the reservoir’s residential area is on the northwest shore showing boat access to the water. Boating, water-skiing and fishing are…