On a recent trip from Orange County we flew over a community that looked unusual. As you can see from the attached photo (click to enlarge), there’s one main street running right down the middle of the development with no homes or businesses on it. All the other streets feed off the main drag. Though they do have structures, none of them is near the intersection with the main road.
I took a closer look and realized that’s no regular street, it’s a runway!
Runway 03-21 is the center of action at Sky Ranch Airport in Sky Ranch Estates. Sky Ranch is in Sandy Valley, Nevada, within feet of the California line.
Internet sleuthing says 75 planes are parked under the hangars that accompany most homes on the ranch. I also learned…
ARPT IS A RESIDENTIAL AIRPARK; AUTO TRAFFIC IS ON & ACROSS RYS.
OCNL LIVESTOCK ON AND INVOF ACFT MOVEMENT AREAS.
No control tower. No lights on the runway, except at the thresholds. But, you can fly home!
This is not the promise of the Jetsons. It’s as close as we get so far.