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57 SF-SL Low

GPS: 40.826505, -112.905742

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Location / Airway

Location / Name

NEVADA: Elko County

57 SF-SL Low, site No. 57 on the San Francisco-Salt Lake airway

GPS: 40.826505, -112.905742


Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921
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Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

CAM #18 San Francisco CA-Chicago IL
San Francisco-Salt Lake City airway
Elko Salt Lake City section

Operator

Boeing Air Transport awarded CAM #18 on January 28, 1927
Route established July 1, 1927

 

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Observations and Notes

We arrived at the Low Arrow, which is located right off of I-80, in the mid-morning hours.  The weather was good with partly cloudy skies.  Charlotte was unable to get to the arrow, due to it being located on a ridge over-looking I-80. 

It was about a 15 minute hike up to the arrow.  Parts of the trail were steep and covered with loose shale.  Upon arrival at the arrow I was rewarded with a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.  I-80 was below me, and I could see it going off into the distance both east and westbound.

The arrow is on level ground, and is complete with only minor cracking.  It is almost 59 feet in length.

The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 57° (E-NE), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 118° (E-SE).
(All measurements and compass headings are approximate).

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