General Atomics Gray Butte Facility

Photographs from 6/22/2007.  Approximate location N34.56531 W117.67473. The Predator (MQ-1) was followed by a Cessna "chase" plane. It was a rather low speed chase. ;-)

front gate



predator

predator

predator

predator

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This wide angel photograph of the facility was taken in June 2008. Click on the image for a higher resolution photograph.
General Atomics gray butte facility


Chase plane

N-number                       : N732JZ
Aircraft Serial Number : 21061561
Aircraft Manufacturer : CESSNA
Model : 210L
Engine Manufacturer : CONT MOTOR
Model : IO 520 SERIES
Aircraft Year : 1976
Owner Name : CHALK 2 LLC
Owner Address : 8648 SVL BOX
: 12775 RAINSHADOW RD
VICTORVILLE, CA, 92392
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 03-Oct-2001
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard
Approved Operations : Normal
 

chase plane

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El Mirage Facility

Approximate location N34.62470 W117.60590panoramic
Don't get out your magnifier. Here is a link to a jpeg2000 panorama :
El Mirage General Atomics facility
You will need a jpeg2000 viewer, such as irfanview with it's plugins.
Photographs were taken in October 2007.

This area of the facility is the only spot where anything screams SPOOK. 
dish antenna at el mirage

This is the emblem on the door.
emblem on door


Photographs from 9/11/2009. This the the MQ-1C used by the US Army.
general atomics predator

general atomics predator

general atomics predator




This MQ-1 Predator was flying with a chase plane. 
predator

predator

The chase plane keeps it's distance
chase plane and predator

A few shots of the chase plane.
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n35434

n35434

N-number                       : N35434
Aircraft Serial Number : 17256768
Aircraft Manufacturer : CESSNA
Model : 172I
Engine Manufacturer : LYCOMING
Model : 0-320 SERIES
Aircraft Year : 1968
Owner Name : CHALK 2 LLC
Owner Address : 8648 SVL BOX
: 12775 RAINSHADOW
VICTORVILLE, CA, 92395
Type of Owner : Corporation
Registration Date : 10-Aug-1999
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Standard
Approved Operations : Normal

There is little information on the internet regarding Chalk 2 LLC. The following is a want ad from the company, noting that Chalk 2 LLC "provides aviation services and support to a small aerospace company. "

Aerial Survey

Chalk 2 LLC / Flight Operations
PILOT / Full Time Entry Level
Industry: Other
Location: Victorville , CA

Company Description:
Chalk 2 LLC provides aviation services and support to a small aerospace company.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform as PIC of single engine aircraft during variety of missions to include aerial photography. This is an Equal

Employment Opportunity

Qualifications:
IFR, Commercial Rating, AMSL
Fromantion Experience Preferred
$15.00 hour for Flight, $8.00 per hour for Ground time.
Company Benifits provided after probationary period.
U.S. Citizen
Call or EMAIL for Details

Contact:
Julie Mangold, Owner
Chalk 2 LLC, Flight Operations
8648 SVL BOX
Victorville, CA 92395
760-963-2762
760-245-2549 FAX
mjavn2@yahoo.com