I was looking at the satellite image of area 51 on google earth and i noticed an airplane that was taxiing alone on area 51 at 37°14′0″N 115°48′30″W or (R-4808N) could this be a Janet airlines Boeing 737 from Las Vegas that carries the government workers to and from the base?? Google Maps screenshot

  • $\begingroup$ I don't think the US military routinely declassifies information on the Stackexchange network so there's probably no definite answer. $\endgroup$
    – Sanchises
    Aug 29, 2019 at 6:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Sanchises, nothing can be declassified on SE, because there is no classified information in the first place. $\endgroup$
    – bogl
    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:17

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Probably yes.

Janet Airlines operates the Boeing 737-600 (and some Beechcraft turboprops), which has a wingspan of $ 34.32 \, \mathrm{m} $ and a total length of $ 31.24 \, \mathrm{m} $. I measured the size of the aircraft using the Google Maps distance tool:

Aircraft at Area 51

The dimensions of $ \sim 34 \, \mathrm{m} $ span and $ \sim 30 \, \mathrm{m} $ length match (within the accuracy of the Google Maps image) the dimensions of the 737-600. The white fuselage paint also matches the Janet airlines aircraft: Janet Airlines 737-600 (image source: Wikimedia)

Most civilian aircraft are painted white of course, but military aircraft are typically not. The red stripe is not visible from above, so it is impossible to say for sure, but since I don't expect many other white 737-600s to fly to Area 51, I think it is a fair bet to say this is indeed a Janet airlines aircraft.


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