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Eric13
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I want to share something I found very interesting and recently filmed at Salton Sea, California.
That is some crazy area there. A dying lake and with it the infrastructure around. Ongoing since the 70s.



11-16 09:18
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Hello and good day Eric13. Thank you for sharing this amazing video you have filmed from Salton Sea, California. The structure looks awesome from the air. Great work. .
11-16 09:37
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Eric13
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DJI Stephen Posted at 11-16 09:37
Hello and good day Eric13. Thank you for sharing this amazing video you have filmed from Salton Sea, California. The structure looks awesome from the air. Great work.  .

Thank you!
11-16 09:52
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Montfrooij
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Very nice shot!
11-16 11:05
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Very nice footage.
11-16 22:10
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jacksonnai
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Cool! Nice video, thanks for sharing
11-17 00:54
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WOW that is different!
11-17 04:09
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Amazing footage and very crazy spot Thanks for sharing with us!
11-17 05:51
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Good work
11-17 11:35
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Tentoes
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Haunting.

And the Salton Sea is a very strange story indeed.
11-17 11:51
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Nice jobs!
11-17 12:07
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You are very much welcome Eric13. Have a safe and a happy flying always. .
11-17 12:52
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Eric13
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Thank you everyone!

I did some more reading and yes, Little Boy was trained there as well:
https://eu.desertsun.com/story/news/veterans/2015/08/05/storyteller-hiroshima-th-anniversary/31193807/

Interesting:
That rusty metal structure on the platform was the radar target/reflector so the bomber crew could see it on their radar.
Those bombers flew in from 520 miles away - Wendover, UT.

They dropped the dummy bombs at 30.000 feet trying to hit that thing.
Fortunately they never did :-)
11-17 13:47
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Nice look at some history!
11-18 04:39
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maddox
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Wow, beautiful footage, nice work
11-18 04:58
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