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45 SF-SL Welcome

GPS: 41.102691, -115.090430

Location / Airway

Location / Name

NEVADA: Elko County

45 SF-SL Welcome, site No. 45 on the San Francisco-Salt Lake airway

GPS: 41.102691, -115.090430

Transcontinental Airway

Route established September 8, 1920

Pilots Log February 21, 1921

Night Airmail

Flights started on July 1, 1924

Contract Air Mail

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


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



Observations and Notes

The Welcome Arrow is located out in the desert just off of I-80, west of Wells, Nevada.  The arrow is in poor condition and partially covered with sage brush.  The arrow point itself is broken-up.  The arrow is also located between two microwave towers surrounded by a chain-link fence, so using the drone for aerial photos was out of the question.  The arrow is 53 feet in length.
The pilot would approach the tail of the arrow on a compass heading of 73° (E-NE), and then exit the arrow on a compass heading of 73° (E-NE).
All measurements and compass headings are approximate

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