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I noticed this recently on Google Earth located on the southwest corner of KLAX in Playa Del Ray, CA.

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Upon examination, I'm guessing the facility is used by firefighting crews for practice putting out jet fuel fires on an aircraft on the ground. I'd also venture a guess that the smaller fuselages to the right are probably used by the LAPD SWAT team, federal sky marshals or other LE organizations for doing anti-hijacking and other anti-terrorism training.

But what's with all the taxiway paint markings around the red fire aircraft? Do airport paint crews go out there to test their equipment?

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  • $\begingroup$ "smaller fuselages to the right are probably used by the LAPD SWAT team, federal sky marshals or other LE organizations for doing anti-hijacking and other anti-terrorism training" I believe they are used more for crew evacuation training. $\endgroup$ – Ron Beyer Oct 31 '16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ "Do airport paint crews go out there to test their equipment?" - You know when you change the ink in your printer and print a page to check the ink's flowing properly? Pretty much that $\endgroup$ – Jon Story Oct 31 '16 at 22:54
  • $\begingroup$ That's what I was thinking $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Oct 31 '16 at 23:18

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