AIRPLANE NAVIGATION ARROW, HURRICANE, UTAH

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Tim Davis on October 19, 2008

There are three of these arrows in Washington County, Utah. They were made in the 1930's for aero mail runs to Salt Lake City, Utah. They were for the pilots to see which way was north. They originaly had light beacons built above them for night flying. They are about ten miles apart.

x7y7 on November 17, 2008

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WininZion on March 1, 2010

Thanks for the tip on this Arrow, we had met you out at the Elephant Arch TH. We have the BC, Koko.

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Tim Davis on March 2, 2010

Wininzion, I remember you , wife and dawgs. The hike is short to the arrows, but the view is great.... spots51@gmail.com

jmdouglas on October 29, 2011

I've hiked to all 3 arrows, and it looks to me, being an ex USAF pilot, that they were used in a northerly direction to direct low flying aircraft to the low point west of the black ridge. The northerly most arrow is tilted to the south for better spotting and has a slight westerly bend to it. Also i've hiked to a point in the gorge which has an old slbe for a light beacon. I found a peace of a fresnel lense which may indicate it was a generator powered light. It is located in reverse dirction of arrow located in bloomington

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  • Uploaded on October 16, 2008
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    by Tim Davis
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2008/10/16 11:46:45
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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